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Archive for October 8th, 2013

  • Star Tribune names Sanchez editor, senior VP

    October 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Rene Sanchez poses for a photo Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. Sanchez was named Editor and Senior Vice President of the Star Tribune, effective Friday, Oct.11, 2013. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Tom Sweeney) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT;...

  • Alcoa posts slim 3Q profit on lower costs

    October 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 7, 2006, file photo, Alcoa Warrick Operations employee Fred Westbrook inspects the finished rolls of aluminum as they come off the last stage of the production line in Newburgh, Ind. Alcoa Inc. reports quarterly financial results...

  • Gov’t: Most heating bills to rise this winter

    October 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, March 6, 2013, file photo, delivery truck driver Donald Whitacre, of Gore, Va., returns to his truck after pumping 200-gallons of home heating oil into a customer’s tank during heavy snowfall in Winchester, Va. Chillier...

  • Panel selects New Mexico’s top public defender

    October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The managing attorney for a legal aid office in Albuquerque was selected Tuesday to run a newly independent state agency that provides legal representation to criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer. Jorge Alvarado was...

  • Berry leads in Albuquerque mayor re-election bid

    October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry appears to be on his way to re-election. Berry had 73 percent of the vote among early and absentee ballots Tuesday night to open a huge lead over two Democratic challengers in his bid for a second...

  • Flooding caused $19M damage to NM roads

    October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say recent flooding caused about $19.8 million in damage to roads. In a briefing for a legislative panel on Tuesday, state Department of Transportation estimated it will cost about $13 million to repair state Route...

  • 2 men plead not guilty in Aztec shootout

    October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty to numerous charges, including murder and attempted murder, after a bystander was killed during a July shootout in Farmington. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1cpy54D ) reports that 26-year-old...

  • Santa Fe considers limits on Plaza performers

    October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In response to complaints from merchants, residents and tourists, Santa Fe officials are considering whether to place restrictions on musicians and other buskers who now are allowed to perform on the city’s historic Plaza. But an...

  • Intoxicated mom’s child abuse conviction reversed

    October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has overturned the felony child abuse conviction of a Curry County woman whose 3-year-old son was found wandering outside her apartment at 2 a.m. wearing only a dirty diaper. The court said in a split...

  • NM governor raising money in Texas, Arizona

    October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is raising re-election money in Texas and Arizona this week. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said the governor is fundraising in Dallas on Tuesday before flying back to New Mexico to...