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Archive for December 18th, 2012

  • Too big to jail? Execs avoid laundering charges

    December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, Lanny Breuer, center, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, addresses a news conference in New York’s Brooklyn borough to announce British bank HSBC agreed to pay...

  • NM regulators approve renewable energy plan

    December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have approved a plan that spells out how much electric utilities can spend and what renewable energy sources they can tap to meet state standards. The Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday in a...

  • Proposal to rename NM center for late boxer KO’d

    December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council has shelved a proposal to rename a community center after the late boxer Johnny Tapia. Councilman Ken Sanchez proposed renaming Wells Park Community Center after the five-time champion who spent time...

  • ‘Breaking Bad’ actor seeking NM school board seat

    December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An actor from the TV show “Breaking Bad” is running for a school board seat in New Mexico. Steven Michael Quezada plays agent Steven Gomez on the Albuquerque-based show. Quezada says he’s running in District 5, a...

  • Judge upholds $22 million verdict in jail case

    December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Santa Fe has upheld a $22 million jury award to a man who was kept in solitary confinement for two years and forced to pull his own tooth after being arrested for drunken driving in Dona Ana County. U.S. District...

  • Albuquerque police search for man after standoff

    December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man wanted on a felony warrant who fled from a northeast Albuquerque home after a lengthy standoff with police. The incident began around 3:15 p.m. Monday when Albuquerque police received reports of a...

  • NM girl pleads no contest in foster mom’s killing

    December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has pleaded no contest to first-degree murder and other charges in the 2011 killing of her foster mother. The attorney for Desiree Linares, of Roswell, told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VNowia ) that his...

  • Martinez: State should keep guns from mentally ill

    December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said the state should consider taking steps to prevent mentally ill people from getting guns. The governor tells The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/ZfA31H ) in a statement that she will pursue a...

  • Skandera seeks $140 million increase for schools

    December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of Education-designate Hanna Skandera is urging lawmakers to support a funding increase of about $140 million for public schools in fiscal year 2014. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ZfBHAB) that the...

  • 2 inmates escape from high-rise jail in Chicago

    December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A harness and the end of a rope dangles from a window on the back side of the Metropolitan Correctional Center Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Chicago. Two convicted bank robbers used a knotted rope or bed sheets to escape from the federal prison window high above...