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Archive for June 25th, 2013

  • Immigration bill clears Senate test

    June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Sen. John Hoeven, N.D., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the start of a crucial week for far-reaching immigration legislation backed by the White House, the Senate headed Monday for the...

  • Man emerges from Michigan oil line after protest

    June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Officials respond to the scene where a protester is reported to be inside a pipeline at the Enbridge Inc. facility near Marshall, Mich., Monday morning, June 24, 2013. A group of protesters at the site wants Enbridge Inc. to stop construction on a new...

  • Indiana grain elevator blast kills 1 worker

    June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A concrete grain silo in Union Mills, Ind. after an explosion reportedly destroyed the top of the structure on Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/La Porte County Herald Argus, Matt Fritz) UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) — An explosion Monday inside a grain elevator...

  • Smithfield drops Paula Deen as spokeswoman

    June 25, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This undated image released by Smithfield Foods shows celebrity chef Paula Deen wearing a Smithfield apron as she stands in front of various Smithfield meat products. On Monday, June 24, 2013, Smithfield Foods said it was dropping Deen as a...

  • Jury convicts NM man in thwarted kidnapping case

    June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man accused of kidnapping a 6-year-old Albuquerque girl in 2011 has been convicted in the case. Prosecutors say jurors found 31-year-old Phillip Garcia guilty Monday on all counts including child abuse, kidnapping, tampering...

  • Murder trial resumes for ex-Albuquerque policeman

    June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The murder trial of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife has entered third week of testimony with a close friend of the victim taking the stand. Samantha Wheeler testified Monday that Tera Chavez “was...

  • Audit: NM mental health companies overbilled

    June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fifteen New Mexico providers of mental health and substance abuse services failed to meet standards, overbilled the federal and state government by tens of millions of dollars, and may have taken part in fraudulent activities,...

  • Gallup man pleads guilty in fatal car accident

    June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Gallup man has pleaded guilty second-degree murder in connection with a fatal car accident and is facing up to a 12-year prison sentence. Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Thomas Benally entered into a plea agreement Monday....

  • Police: NM man tried to stab bus driver over delay

    June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after police say he got impatient and threatened to stab a city bus driver who was trying to help an elderly woman get onboard. How did authorities track the man down? Police say the suspect...

  • 2 pueblos join fireworks ban in NM

    June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pueblos have agreed to join a fireworks ban amid New Mexico’s dangerously dry conditions. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17xAPeK) that Santa Clara Pueblo and the Santa Ana Pueblo agreed last week to join a ban on fireworks...