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Archive for September 27th, 2013

  • Gas prices fall as weather, output calm markets

    September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, photo, shows a gas pump in Montpelier, Vt. The national average price of gasoline has fallen throughout the month, sliding to $3.42 per gallon from $3.59 at the start of the month. The price is at its lowest level since Jan. 31,...

  • Obama’s no-negotiation stance setting new tone

    September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md. The president is promoting the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business...

  • Ex-Las Cruces detective is indicted in 2 sex cases

    September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Las Cruces police detective accused of sexually assaulting two young girls has been indicted in both cases. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Michael Garcia was indicted Thursday and is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 15. He...

  • Disaster declaration for NM’s Santa Clara Pueblo

    September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for New Mexico’s Santa Clara Pueblo. Friday’s move frees up federal aid to supplement the tribe’s efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding in...

  • NM man convicted of tipping off gun smugglers

    September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUEQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque jury Friday convicted the husband of a federal prosecutor on charges he tipped a band of border town gun smugglers to a criminal probe of their involvement with the Juarez Cartel. Retired educator Danny Burnett was...

  • NM governor’s calendar info incomplete

    September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Information that Gov. Susana Martinez has released in response to growing pressure for copies of her calendars is incomplete, inconsistent and contrary to what she has told media in the past, according to a review by The Associated...

  • Guns, cash, meth are seized from a Portales home

    September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they have seized guns, cash and $98,000 worth of methamphetamine after serving a search warrant at a Portales home. Agents with the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau and a regional task force executed a...

  • NM man sentenced for assaulting Texas beauty queen

    September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON,N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a former Texas beauty queen while posing as a police officer. A jury found 31-year-old Shiprock resident Eric Kenneth guilty of kidnapping,...

  • Man settles suit against Tularosa officer, deputy

    September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A Tularosa man who accused a local police officer and an Otero County sheriff’s deputy of civil rights violations for detaining him and then trying to shock him with a Taser has accepted a cash settlement to dismiss the case....

  • UN votes to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons

    September 27, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, front right, speaks after a vote on a resolution that will require Syria to give up its chemical weapons during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at U.N....