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Archive for February 8th, 2013

  • Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

    February 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Aug. 22, 2006 file photo shows a coal mine seen from the air in northeast Wyoming near Gillette, Wyo. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 that federal review has so far found no evidence mining companies...

  • Super Bowl blackout was caused by electrical relay

    February 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – Fans and members of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers wait for power to return in the Superdome in a Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, during an outage in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, in New Orleans....

  • Panel recommends 1 percent raise for NM teachers

    February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Teachers and other public school workers could receive 1 percent salary increases next year under an education budget proposal recommended Friday by a House committee. The measure approved by the House Education Committee calls for...

  • Company donates plane to New Mexico State Police

    February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque company is donating a plane to the New Mexico State Police at a time when the state has been shrinking its aerial fleet. Police officials said they’ll use the utility plane for a range of missions, including...

  • Rifle-carrying gun owners rally at NM Capitol

    February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gun rights activists rallied at the Capitol against state and federal proposals to restrict sales of certain firearms and expand background checks for gun sales. About 100 people gathered Friday outside the statehouse, some with...

  • NM bill would pay for more testing of race horses

    February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulatory officials want to test more racehorses for illegal substances, and a legislator is proposing a way to pay for it. A bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mary Kay Papen, of Las Cruces, would provide the Racing...

  • HSI, Albuquerque police form abduction task force

    February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Homeland Security Investigations and Albuquerque police have created a new task force aimed at finding missing and abducted children. Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of HSI in New Mexico, announced Thursday that the...

  • NM sheriff questions corruption allegation

    February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Luna County Sheriff Raymond Cobos is denying knowledge of corruption within his department after allegations made in the trial of a Deming couple and their son linked to a 2011 gun raid. The Deming Headlight reports...

  • Letters: Pedophile priest served at NM parishes

    February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Letters released from a California settlement says a pedophile priest sent to Jemez Springs for treatment in 1984 was later assigned to parishes in Socorro and Belen by then-Santa Fe Archbishop Robert Sanchez. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

  • Snowstorm hits NYC, Boston; 1 to 3 feet feared

    February 8, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A man battles fierce winds as he climbs a hill after leaving his car in a parking lot to avoid being towed during a parking ban, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Portland, Maine. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Maine’s southern coast....