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Archive for January 8th, 2014

  • Alaska group takes next step to legalize marijuana

    January 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Boxes containing more than 46,000 signatures for an initiative to make recreational use of marijuana legal in Alaska sit outside a hallway at the state Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. If the state verifies there...

  • Minn. AG sues debt collector over bank-fee pursuit

    January 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Debt collector victim Jennifer Dahlke reacts as Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson talks about suing a Minnesota debt collector over steep interest rates charged on overdrawn checking accounts at two big banks, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn....

  • Regulators to investigate outages after ice storm

    January 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Michigan Public Service Commission Chairman John Quackenbush speaks with reporters on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Lansing, Mich., after the panel ordered an investigation into power outages stemming from a pre-Christmas ice storm that left 660,000 customers...

  • Ga. banker pleads not guilty to fraud charges

    January 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    CORRECTS YEAR – Former Georgia banker Aubrey Price, 47, is led out of the Federal Courthouse after a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Statesboro, Ga. Price, accused of stealing millions from investors before vanishing for 18 months, pleaded not...

  • NM priest kicked out of Jesuits order

    January 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A priest who was removed from New Mexico following prayer vigils outside of Los Alamos National Laboratory has been kicked out of the Jesuits order. John Dear said Tuesday in a National Catholic Reporter column that he and the Society...

  • NM man gets prison for killing girlfriend, her dad

    January 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man who pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant girlfriend and her father has been sentenced to the maximum of 32 years in prison. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Marino Leyba Jr. was sentenced Wednesday after entering into a...

  • Clovis man gets life in prison in 2007 murder case

    January 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man has been sentenced to life in prison plus six years for the 2007 killing of his mother’s boyfriend. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Albert Jose Ramirez was sentenced Wednesday. A Curry County jury convicted Ramirez of...

  • Albuquerque attorney enters GOP race for AG

    January 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque attorney has entered the race to replace Attorney General Gary King. Jim Baiamonte Wednesday announced his intentions, becoming the first Republican candidate for the seat also being sought by Democratic State Auditor...

  • Oil, gas boom boosts earnings in NM

    January 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An oil and gas boom in New Mexico and more than a dozen new renewable energy projects have translated into record earnings of more than $670 million for the State Land Office, boosting the funding available for public schools,...

  • Shiprock man sentenced in machete assault case

    January 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has been sentenced to nearly 3 ½ years in federal prison for assaulting a man with a machete on the Navajo Nation. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Tyrell Elliot Frank received a 41-month prison term Wednesday to be...