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Archive for March 12th, 2013

  • Senate OKs budget with state worker pay raise

    March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers are close to wrapping up work on a nearly $5.9 billion spending plan to finance state government and public education next year, but Gov. Susana Martinez is threatening to veto the budget. The budget would provide state...

  • Senate approves tax break for horse racing tracks

    March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has approved a proposal for tax breaks to New Mexico’s horse racing tracks and casinos. Supporters said Tuesday the tax credits would help tracks stay in business because they’re struggling to compete with...

  • NM lawmakers OK expanded film, TV incentives

    March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Certain television projects and films in New Mexico could receive increased tax incentives under a measure heading to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. New Mexico offers a 25 percent refund for certain film and TV production expenses....

  • $3,500 reward offered in fatal shooting of NM cow

    March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board says there’s a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for fatally shooting a cow in Grant County last month. The rancher who owned the cow found her dead Feb. 13...

  • Panel recommends new NM gambling compact approval

    March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative panel is recommending that New Mexico lawmakers approve a gambling compact with the Navajo Nation allowing it to operate five casinos. The state’s largest Indian tribe and Gov. Susana Martinez want the Legislature...

  • Albuquerque officer explains fatal shooting of vet

    March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police detective testifying in a wrongful-death lawsuit said he feared for his own safety and that of fellow officers when he shot and killed an Iraq War veteran during a 2010 confrontation. Detective Brett...

  • Retired officer arrested in counterfeiting case

    March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A retired Santa Fe police sergeant is among three men accused of counterfeiting $100 bills. Anthony Rivera retired from the Santa Fe department in 2011. The 44-year-old, and his 34-year-old brother Dominic Rivera and their roommate,...

  • Border security expo begins amid fed spending cuts

    March 12, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Roselle is hoping to sell the U.S. Border Patrol on his company’s high-tech mobile surveillance system mounted inside a nondescript white truck to better monitor movement of criminals and illegal crossers who are constantly...

  • First lady latest whose private info leaked online

    March 12, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Jay-Z poses backstage with the awards for best rap/sung collaboration for “No Church in the Wild” and best rap performance for “N****s in Paris” at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, in Los...

  • LA archdiocese settles 4 sex abuse cases for $10M

    March 12, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This 1974 file photo provided by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles shows former Catholic priest, Michael Baker. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay nearly $10 million to settle four clergy sex abuse cases that alleged abuse by the...