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Archive for December 10th, 2013

  • Town’s eBay sale of Palin mayoral SUV causes stir

    December 10, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 7, 2013 file photo provided by The City of Wasilla (Alaska) Department of Public Works shows a cardboard cutout of Sarah Palin in the 1999 Ford Expedition she used when she was mayor of Wasilla, outside City Hall in Wasilla, Ak. The...

  • Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

    December 10, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this undated file photo made available by Google, hundreds of fans funnel hot air from the computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs...

  • DiGiorno, supplier drop dairy farm over abuse

    December 10, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Ari Solomon, spokesman for the animal rights group Mercy For Animals, speaks Tuesday at a news conference in Milwaukee about the results of an undercover investigation at Wiese Brothers Farm in Greenleaf, Wis. The Wisconsin dairy says it has fired two...

  • School teacher found dead after fire in Shiprock

    December 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Authorities a school teacher has been found dead after a fire at a housing unit in Shiprock. The San Juan County Fire Department and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a structure fire near Mesa Elementary...

  • Ex-NM officer gives up police certification

    December 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer recently acquitted of killing his wife has voluntarily relinquished his New Mexico police officer certification. The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy says Levi Chavez recently gave up his...

  • Mescalero woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

    December 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $8,700 in funds that belonged to the Mescalero Apache Nation tribe in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 65-year-old Iris Peterson entered her plea Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces to...

  • Legal group: Farm laborers covered for injuries

    December 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Farm and ranch laborers in New Mexico are gaining workers’ compensation protections for job-related injuries because of recent state court decisions, according to a legal advocacy group. The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty...

  • Most of those charged in drug case pleaded guilty

    December 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say nearly all of 28 people charged in Las Cruces last spring with illegal drug trafficking have now pleaded guilty. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 45-year-old Javier Castruita of Anthony, N.M., on Monday...

  • Plane crash in Los Alamos killed 2 people

    December 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities now say that two people were killed when a small plane crashed Sunday morning in a canyon about a mile south of the Los Alamos Airport. According to Julie Habiger, a spokeswoman for Los Alamos County, the identities of...

  • NM boy’s Hantavirus death is state’s 2nd in 2013

    December 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy from northwestern New Mexico has become the second person to die of Hantavirus this year. The state Department of Health says the boy’s home in McKinley County is being checked to help reduce the risk to others....