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Archive for February 25th, 2013

  • Italy faces political gridlock after crucial elex

    February 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi casts his ballot in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Italy votes in a watershed parliamentary election Sunday and Monday that could shape the future of one of Europe’s biggest economies. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)...

  • Ex-gov, hedge fund target Mont. mining company

    February 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2012 file photo, provided by Stillwater County News, two rail cars bring 30 tons of muck out of the Stillwater Mining Co. mine in Nye, Mont. In February 2013, former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is partnering with a New York...

  • Las Cruces cab driver accused in shooting case

    February 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A taxi cab driver suspected in a shooting that injured his ex-girlfriend’s new man last week in Las Cruces has been arrested. Las Cruces police said Monday that 47-year-old Darren L. Henry Sr. was being held on a $10,000 bond...

  • House rejects voter ID proposal

    February 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House has rejected a Republican-backed proposal to require voters to show identification at the polls in New Mexico. The proposal failed on a party-line 38-31 vote Monday. A GOP lawmaker offered the proposal as the House debated...

  • Senate approves NMFA board overhaul

    February 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has unanimously approved a proposal to revamp the governing board of a financing agency hit by an audit scandal last year. The measure changes the makeup of the 11-member board of the New Mexico Finance Authority, which...

  • NM game chairman remembered as avid outdoorsman

    February 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Game Commission Chairman Jim McClintic was remembered Monday as an avid outdoorsman who was dedicated to improving one of the state’s most well-known fisheries along the San Juan River. Family members and state...

  • New gaming terms proposed for Navajo casinos in NM

    February 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Negotiators for Gov. Susana Martinez and the Navajo Nation have agreed on key terms of a possible gambling compact that would allow the state’s largest Indian tribe to operate five casinos and for New Mexico to collect a greater...

  • Snowstorm hits parts of New Mexico

    February 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A winter storm produced blizzard conditions in eastern New Mexico, with the greatest impact reported along Interstate 40. State police say a stretch of eastbound I-40 between Tramway to the Texas line will remain closed until...

  • Albuquerque police: Man shot in home by intruder

    February 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police says a woman reports that her male roommate was shot and killed by an intruder who kicked in the door of their home and started shooting. Officer Tasia Martinez says at least two suspects entered the home around...

  • NM deputy recovering after being hit by vehicle

    February 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County sheriff deputy is recovering after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic following a crash. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Aaron Williamson says the deputy was hit around 9 p.m. Sunday near the...