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Archive for December 29th, 2012

  • 4 dead in Moscow airliner crash

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Rescuers work at the site where a plane careered off the runway at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway at Russia’s third-busiest airport on Saturday, broke...

  • Obama: Congressional leaders may avoid cliff dive

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama pauses while he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington after meeting with Congressional leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON...

  • Budget struggle raising anxiety for health care

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington after meeting with Congressional leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Confused...

  • Former Sunland Park manager reaches plea deal

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Sunland Park city manager faces five years of supervised probation for his role in a political scandal that involved a secretly recorded video of a mayoral candidate getting a topless lap dance. The Las Cruces Sun-News...

  • NM cities announce gun disposal programs

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque and Santa Fe city officials are moving forward with plans for gun disposal and buyback programs. Cities across the country have started similar programs in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Connecticut. Albuquerque...

  • Undersheriff: NM boy dies following dog mauling

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    PINE HILL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an 8-year-old Cibola County boy who was attacked by a pack of dogs. Undersheriff Tony Mace tells the Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/VoIuRd) that Tomas Jay Henio was attacked by nine dogs...

  • Funeral Mass for House Speaker Lujan draws crowd

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A crowd of family members, longtime friends and politicians turned out Saturday morning to pay their final respects as House Speaker Ben Lujan, one of the most powerful and longest serving state legislators in New Mexico history, was...

  • Federal judge OKs Thornburg settlement

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has signed off on a settlement that would return $11.5 million to pension funds that lost millions on mortgage-backed securities sold by a defunct Santa Fe company. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

  • A former Republican candidate accused of slashing the tires

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Republican candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District is being accused of slashing the tires on his opponent’s vehicles. Albuquerque police arrested Gary Smith at his home Friday evening. According to...

  • NM changing rent money procedure for parolees

    December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Having enough rent money will no longer be a must for indigent parolees before they are released from prison under a change being made by New Mexico corrections officials. Probation and Parole Director Jose Cordova told the...