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Archive for January 22nd, 2013

  • Lawmakers announce deal on spaceport legislation

    January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico law will protect spacecraft part suppliers from damage lawsuits by passengers on space tourism flights launched from the state under a compromise proposal announced Tuesday by Democratic legislative leaders. House and Senate...

  • NM couple arraigned in child pornography case

    January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico youth football league president and his wife have had their initial court appearances after being accused of manufacturing and distributing child pornography. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office announced the...

  • NM courts ask lawmakers to approve 9 new judges

    January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico courts need more judges to cope with a case backlog and delays in resolving civil and domestic lawsuits, the chief justice of the state Supreme Court said Tuesday. In a speech to a joint session of the Legislature, Chief...

  • Police: Hobbs jail inmate found hanged in his cell

    January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a jail inmate in Hobbs has been found hanged in his cell and it appears to be a suicide. Hobbs Detention Center Staff say they found 48-year-old Rene Van Der Pol dead in his single cell just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. That...

  • NM high school graduation rate was 67.3 percent

    January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government reports that New Mexico’s graduation rate for the 2009-2010 was 67.3 percent. That’s below the national average of 78.2 percent. The so-called “average freshman graduation rates”...

  • Tribal colleges in NM seek scholarship eligibility

    January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal colleges in New Mexico want their students to have the same eligibility for the state’s lottery scholarships as students attending state colleges and universities. Tribal colleges also want the same so-called...

  • Authorities arsonist started 2 fires in Grants

    January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Grants suspect a serial arsonist is active in the area. The Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/z0cIwR ) reports that Chief Robert Hayes of Grants Fire and Rescue says an arsonist apparently started two fires that occurred...

  • Bloomfield mobile home park evacuated during fire

    January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A mobile home park in Bloomfield was evacuated during a fire because of the threat of a possible explosion. Police say a family’s Winnebago was fully engulfed in flames Monday when the first officer arrived and spotted a...

  • Army general defers plea at hearing on sex charges

    January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, left, leaves a Fort Bragg, N.C. courthouse with a member of his defense team, Maj. Elizabeth Ramsey, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, after he deferred entering a plea at his arraignment on charges of fraud, forcible sodomy,...

  • Obama’s lofty inaugural ideals run into reality

    January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama during their dance at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn...