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Archive for May 15th, 2013

  • Audit: More than 50 NM inmates released early

    May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 50 inmates were mistakenly released early from New Mexico prisons, including a convicted murderer with more than four years left to serve, according to a new state audit released Wednesday. The New Mexico Corrections...

  • Legislative auditors fault NM gambling regulators

    May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico needs to strengthen its regulatory oversight of a billion-dollar gambling industry that includes horse racing tracks and casinos operated by Indian tribes, legislative auditors recommended Wednesday. A report by staff of the...

  • NM judge delays ruling on sealed Chavez case docs

    May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A judge in the case of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife on Wednesday rescinded on oral ruling to seal all new pretrial motions and said he will rule next week on whether to unseal other documents sought...

  • Congress approves additional LANL cleanup money

    May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Congress has approved an additional $19 million for nuclear waste cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The New Mexico congressional delegation on Wednesday announced the approval of a “reprogramming” request by the...

  • NM streamlines command of military forces at fires

    May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico National Guard senior officers can serve as commanders of active duty military forces assigned to help with wildfires and other emergencies in the state. The governor said Wednesday the agreement...

  • Last defendant sentenced in NM drug case

    May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the last of nine defendants charged in connection with a drug trafficking case in southern New Mexico has been sentenced. Sandra Portillo on Wednesday was ordered to serve 15 months in prison followed by three...

  • DiCaprio, Spielberg open a stormy Cannes

    May 15, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and director Baz Luhrmann arrive for the opening ceremony and the screening of The Great Gatsby at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) CANNES,...

  • NW Wisconsin wildfire consumes 8,700 acres

    May 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Darrell and Patricia Keene of Barnes, Wis. pack up a few necessities when as they evacuate their home Wednesday morning, May 15, 2013. They were told winds might cause fires to continue to spread. “Preliminary reports said our place was gone,”...

  • Google’s products dig deeper into people’s lives

    May 15, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    Larry Page, Google’s co-founder and chief executive, speaks during the keynote presentation at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Google CEO Larry Page, happiness is a warm...

  • Ex-EMT in Texas pleads not guilty to charges

    May 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo provided by the McLennan County Sheriff’s office shows Bryce Reed in a booking photo on Friday, May 10, 2013. Reed, a Texas paramedic who helped evacuate people on the night of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, has been...