MENU

Archive for January 16th, 2013

  • State questions religious protection for fishermen

    January 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In an Oct. 24, 2012 file photo, attorney Jim Davis speaks in Anchorage, Alaska. State prosecutors are disputing religious protection claims by Alaska Native fishermen, represented by Davis, cited for illegal fishing who say bans on their...

  • Retired teacher takes over House education panel

    January 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A retired Albuquerque educator and a longtime labor union activist are taking over the leadership of the House Education Committee, which will handle school improvement proposals advocated by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. House...

  • Man with drugs in underwear arrested in Las Cruces

    January 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico have arrested a man who had five plastic bags of methamphetamine, heroin and crack cocaine taped to his underwear. Las Cruces police say 31-year-old Sean Paul Halpern is being held in the Dona Ana County...

  • NM girl faces murder trial in foster mom’s killing

    January 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — One of two New Mexico girls accused of killing their foster mother will face a murder trial after a plea agreement was scrapped, a newspaper reported. Desiree Linares and fellow 16-year-old Alexis Shields are accused of smothering...

  • Santa Fe eyes toughen penalty for jaywalking

    January 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe officials are considering a big increase in the city’s current penalty for jaywalking after backing off from an even stiffer penalty. The City Council’s public safety committee is endorsing a traffic code amendment...

  • Conference on oil shale scheduled in Farmington

    January 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Speakers from major oil companies and the U.S. Department of Energy are expected to participate in a conference on the potential for shale oil production in the San Juan Basin. The conference is scheduled to be held March 18-19 at...

  • Economist says migration keeps NM jobless rate low

    January 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An economist says one reason why New Mexico’s unemployment rate is only 6.2 percent could be because some people leave the state to find work elsewhere. University of New Mexico economist Lee Reynis says natural population...

  • HSI to honor Four Corners gang, drug units

    January 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of Four Corners gang and drug law enforcement units are earning praise from Homeland Security Investigations. The investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is scheduled Wednesday to recognize agents with...

  • Carlsbad instructor hopes more pilots take flight

    January 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — After two area businessmen each earned his pilot’s license on Dec. 21, their instructor, Jim Ballard, of Carlsbad, was button-popping proud of their performances. “It’s such a huge accomplishment,” he said,...

  • Desert drama: Islamists take hostages in Algeria

    January 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Norwegian Prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, right, and Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Eide, attend a press conference in Oslo regarding the attack on Statoil’s plant in Algeria, where 13 Norwegians are among 17 workers who were taken as hostages,...