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Archive for April 2nd, 2013

  • US factory orders up 3 percent in February

    April 2, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Peeps move through the manufacturing process, at the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pa. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, April 2, 2013 that factory orders increased 3 percent in February....

  • Lawsuit alleges abuse by former NM parish priest

    April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe was sued Tuesday over sex abuse allegations stemming from the 1980s at a parish in northern New Mexico. The lawsuit was filed in state district court on behalf of a 37-year-old man identified only as...

  • NM governor signs horse racing crackdown bills

    April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico racing regulators will be able to test more horses for illegal drugs and can impose tougher sanctions for violations under legislation Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law Tuesday. One new law provides the State Racing...

  • Governor signs tax break for BNSF in New Mexico

    April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A newly enacted law in New Mexico will provide a tax break to lower the cost of locomotive fuel for the BNSF Railway Co. Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation into law on Tuesday to extend the incentive to BNSF if it spends at least...

  • Police: Explosive used to destroy NM park toilet

    April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CONCHAS, N.M. (AP) — State police officers have arrested a man suspected of using an explosive device to blow up a portable toilet at Conchas State Park in northeastern New Mexico. Forty-two-year-old Todd Parey of Albuquerque was taken into custody Monday....

  • Judge grants injunction in concealed carry case

    April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A gun-rights group has won a preliminary injunction that will keep New Mexico from enforcing part of its concealed handgun carry law. The Second Amendment Foundation sought the injunction on behalf of Rio Rancho resident John Jackson,...

  • Dogs seized from Edgewood home of former vet

    April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    EDGEWOOD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have removed dozens of dogs from the Edgewood home of former Rio Rancho vet Debra Clopton. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant Monday. They found nasty conditions that include dog feces everywhere and...

  • Construction of Alamogordo solar project begins

    April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Co. of New Mexico had begun construction of a solar project projected to supply enough electricity to power nearly 2,500 homes. The 70-acre project with more than 100,000 solar panels is being built near U.S. Highways...

  • SC’s Sanford wins GOP primary for old House seat

    April 2, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford signs in before voting in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Sanford is facing former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic in the Republican runoff for South Carolina’s vacant 1st District...

  • Ex-Atlanta schools superintendent surrenders

    April 2, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Rev. Timothy McDonald, center, leads a protest against the high bonds set for 35 defendants in Atlanta’s school cheating scandal outside the Fulton County Jail, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Atlanta. The 35 defendants are named in a 65-count indictment...