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Archive for March, 2013

  • Smaller New Mexico airports set for closure

    March 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe, Roswell and Hobbs could lose their airport control towers because of federal budget cuts, raising questions about whether commercial airlines would continue flights that the communities have fought so hard to secure....

  • House approves lottery scholarship overhaul

    March 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico students at four-year universities could see their lottery-financed scholarships sharply reduced under a proposal approved by the House to protect the solvency of the financial aid program. The scholarships currently cover...

  • NM Senate panel opens education secretary hearing

    March 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Opponents of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s nominee as public education secretary told lawmakers Friday that Hanna Skandera doesn’t meet the constitutional requirements for the job she’s held since 2011, but...

  • 2 Espanola men arrested in cocaine case in NM

    March 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two men from Espanola are in custody after a month-long investigation into cocaine trafficking in New Mexico’s Rio Arriba County. State Police say 49-year-old Phil Benavidez and 32-year-old Aaron Sanchez both are facing federal...

  • Prof says police put him in danger to make arrest

    March 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University faculty member says Las Cruces police needlessly put him in danger by allowing a taxi cab driver sought in a shooting to pick him up as a fare before officers stopped the cab and arrested the driver at...

  • NM judge accused of misbehavior agrees to resign

    March 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico judge has agreed to resign amid allegations of misbehavior involving his wife, a worker in the court, the state Judicial Standards Commission announced. District Judge Eugenio S. Mathis, of Las Vegas, agreed...

  • Chad’s president: Al-Qaida chief killed in Mali

    March 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – This picture provided by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) and released Monday Jan. 28, 2013 shows Chadian soldiers securing Gao airport, north of Mali, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. A presidential spokesman says that Chadian...

  • Sinkhole that swallowed Fla. man ‘unstable’

    March 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this undated photo released by Jeremy Bush, shows his brother Jeff Bush. Jeremy Bush heard a loud crash and screaming coming from his brother’s room early Thursday, March 1, 2013 in Seffner, Fla. A large sinkhole opened under Jeff’s bedroom and...

  • Agent: NY cop said cannibalism chats hurt his life

    March 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE- In this Feb. 25, 2013, courtroom sketch, former New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle, second right, is seated at federal court in New York. Currently on trial for kidnapping conspiracy, told investigators after his arrest that his fascination...

  • Lawyers clash over term ‘pimp’ in Maine Zumba case

    March 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2013 file photo, Mark Strong Sr., leaves the Cumberland County Court House in Portland, Maine. The jury in Strong’s trial watched a video Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, showing a sexual encounter between Zumba fitness instructor...