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Archive for February 4th, 2013

  • US factory orders up 1.8 percent in December

    February 4, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, photo, FedEx workers sort packages at the Oakland Regional Sort Facility in Oakland, Calif. U.S factory orders increased 1.8 percent in December from November when orders had fallen 0.3 percent. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) WASHINGTON...

  • US stocks close down after Dow’s rally to 14,000

    February 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Stocks hit a big milestone, then promptly spun off the road. Major indexes dived the most this year Monday, the first trading day after the Dow broke 14,000 and...

  • 3 arrested in Bernalillo County child abuse case

    February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a two women and one man are in custody in connection with a child abuse in New Mexico’s Bernalillo County. County Sheriff’s officials said Monday that deputies were called to Adobe Acres Elementary School...

  • NM teen indicted in deaths of family members

    February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County grand jury on Monday indicted a New Mexico teenager in the shooting deaths of his parents and three younger siblings. The indictment against Nehemiah Griego, 15, includes five counts of first-degree murder and...

  • Democrats propose raising NM minimum wage to $8.50

    February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are pushing to increase New Mexico’s minimum wage to $8.50 an hour, one of the highest rates in the country, and allow voters to decide whether the rate should be adjusted annually for inflation. The...

  • NM gov pushes for exemptions for military pensions

    February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is urging New Mexico lawmakers to pass legislation that will provide a 25 percent exemption on military pensions beginning in 2014, phasing into a 100 percent exemption by 2017. A similar proposal last year...

  • Mexican wolf back in captivity after weeks in wild

    February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Romance is tough, even for endangered wolves. After just three weeks in the wild, federal wildlife managers say a male Mexican gray wolf was captured in New Mexico and removed from the wild after he failed to catch the attention of...

  • House rejects study of horse slaughter plant

    February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers have rejected a proposal to study the feasibility of allowing plants to slaughter horses for food. The measure sparked a lengthy debate Monday in the House, which voted 36-28 against the measure to have a study by...

  • NM man gets prison in fatal stabbing of his uncle

    February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Ramah man has been sentenced to six years in prison in connection with the stabbing death of his uncle. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Dhanzasikam R. Toledo also was sentenced Monday to three years of supervised release after serving...

  • Command of nuclear unit at Kirtland changes Thurs.

    February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The command of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base is changing hands. The Air Force says Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan on Thursday will assume command of the center from Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak during a...