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Archive for January 4th, 2013

  • Background checks proposed for private gun sales

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic legislator from Albuquerque proposes to require background checks on people who buy firearms from private gun owners, including at gun shows. Rep. Miguel Garcia said Friday the checks would prevent sales of guns to people...

  • Woman accused of child abuse in death of daughter

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old Albuquerque woman has been arrested in the death last month of her infant daughter who was determined to have suffered multiple blows to the head over a period of time. Police Officer Tasia Martinez says detectives...

  • NM to release records on Martinez husband’s travel

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Public Safety says it will release work and vacation schedules of officers who at taxpayer expense accompanied Gov. Susana Martinez’s husband on an out-of-state trip. DPS spokesman Tony Lynn said...

  • Santa Fe tourism promotion scrubbed

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A promoter is canceling a winter promotion intended to boost Santa Fe’s economy by attracting offseason tourists with beer tastings and discounted skiing. The “Ski ‘N Brew” promotion was to be held in late...

  • Doctor seeks to block action by NM medical board

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque doctor is asking a New Mexico court to prevent the state medical board from taking administrative discipline action against him for allegedly prescribing medical marijuana when not warranted. The suit filed last week...

  • Bloomfield closes city MVD due to suspected theft

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Bloomfield closed its motor vehicle department after officials in the northern New Mexico city were told money is missing due to suspected embezzlement. The Farmington Times (http://bit.ly/Vn0Cf8 ) reports that more than $20,000...

  • New Mexico’s Eagle Nest Lake opens for ice fishing

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    EAGLE NEST, N.M. (AP) — The state Game and Fish Department says Eagle Nest Lake in northern New Mexico is open for ice fishing. The agency said the ice is safe for foot traffic, but snowmobiles and other motor vehicles are prohibited on the lake. The State...

  • Sides in NHL labor rift meet all day with mediator

    January 4, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly speak to reporters in New York. The NHL made a new proposal to the players’ association, hoping to spark talks to end the long lockout...

  • Venezuela VP: Chavez could be sworn in by court

    January 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro holds a miniature copy of Venezuela’s constitution as he gives an interview on state television in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013....

  • Woman arrested in decade-old LA child porn case

    January 4, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This image provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows Letha Mae Montemayor, who was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. Montemayor, 52, and an unidentified man were arrested a day...