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Archive for January 3rd, 2013

  • Review: Nintendo’s TVii tops button-laden remotes

    January 3, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated product image released by Nintendo of America shows a Nintendo Wii U GamePad running Nintendo TVii. The service, which comes with the new Wii U game console and its innovative GamePad touchscreen controller, transforms the GamePad by turning it...

  • Utah adopting Calif.-style rules for air pollution

    January 3, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    The silhouette of Utah State Capitol is shown against the blue sky and particulates from an inversion Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Salt Lake City. As Utah’s air quality worsens, state regulators are working a set of plans to limit everyday emissions,...

  • 2 grenades found in checked luggage at NM airport

    January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque’s airport. The information was included in the TSA’s weekly roundup of weapons collected in checked and unchecked...

  • Proposal: Breathalyzers in drunk drivers’ homes

    January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates of ignition interlock devices to combat drunken driving want to expand the requirement so that convicted offenders have to install devices in their home to detect whether they’re using alcohol. The proposed requirement...

  • Man fatally shot at home by Farmington officer

    January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Farmington man who was fatally shot by a police officer on New Year’s Day. Police say 49-year-old Mark Chavez was shot Tuesday afternoon outside a Farmington home after he refused to put...

  • Prostitution ring case to go to NM high court

    January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case involving two college professors accused of helping run an online prostitution ring. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/U889T2) that the state’s highest court...

  • Police say smartphones spread word on DUI stops

    January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say some motorists — including some planning to drive drunk — now use their smartphones to avoid sobriety checkpoints. Officer Robert Gibbs says smartphone applications, texting and social media are...

  • Portales police probe counterfeit money ring

    January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Portales police are investigating a counterfeit money ring in the area. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/VYwy7V ) that Police Chief C. Douglas Jones is calling it a serious problem. Authorities say they have received 16...

  • Writer hitches ride with Albuquerque pilot

    January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When you hear that Amber Nolan is a “sky hitchhiker,” you might envision someone with a backpack sitting on a cloud with her thumb outstretched. Not quite. The 28-year-old travel writer and aviating adventurer calls...