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Archive for December 21st, 2012

  • Martinez appoints Hanisee to Court of Appeals

    December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Judge J. Miles Hanisee is getting a second shot at the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday that she has appointed him to a vacancy on the appellate court. Hanisee was first named to the court last year by...

  • Cooper stepping down as NM’s chief public defender

    December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico chief public defender says she’s stepping down after more than a year and a half on the job. Jacqueline Cooper made the announcement Friday. She says she’s proud of the work the department has been able to...

  • Job growth still negative in New Mexico

    December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly, but state labor officials say November marked another month of negative job growth. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions says the rate of over-the-year job...

  • NM man facing charges in toddler’s death

    December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police say a months’ long investigation into the death of a toddler has resulted in charges being filed against a Las Cruces man. Police say 27-year-old Dustin Castillo was arrested and charged Thursday with one count of...

  • Former SC sheriff’s deputy suspect in NM robbery

    December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former South Carolina sheriff’s lieutenant is being sought in the armed robbery of one Santa Fe pharmacy this week and the attempted robbery of another, after police say his wife, a Santa Fe prosecutor, recognized him on...

  • NM regulators put co-op rate increase on hold

    December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have put on hold a rate increase for a dozen electric cooperatives that are part of the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/Yux1FJ) that the Public...

  • Deputies at San Juan Co. schools after gun threats

    December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is sending deputies to every public school in the county after students reported threats posted online that people would bring guns to school Friday. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Beth Utley...

  • Federal government lists 2 ice seals as threatened

    December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this April 30, 2001 file photo provided by Brendan P. Kelly, a ringed seal looks out of a snow cave on the ice off of Barrow, Alaska. Ringed seals, the main prey of polar bears, and bearded seals in the Arctic Ocean will be listed as...

  • Mexico’s Maya heartland greets dawn of new era

    December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Dancers perform as the sun rises at the Teotihuacan archeological site in Teotihuacan, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Many believe today is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end...

  • Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal

    December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Officer Rick Moore of the Oakland school district police patrols Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, Calif. The National Rifle Association on Friday, Dec. 21 2012 called for the placement of an armed police...