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Archive for February 4th, 2014

  • Group rallies to limit payday loans in Alabama

    February 4, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, awaits her turn to speak during a rally concerning predatory lending legislation Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Todd and Rep. Rod Scott, D-Fairfield, are again trying to cap the interest rates on payday and title...

  • EPA shifts greenhouse gas permitting to Texas

    February 4, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2010 file photo, a sea of stacks, pipes and storage tanks are amassed along the Houston ship channel in Houston. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, authority over greenhouse gas...

  • 911 call released linked to home of dead NM boy

    February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police released Tuesday an abusive, profanity-laced 911 recording linked to the address of a 9-year-old Albuquerque boy who was found dead six months later. On a more than 20-minute call recorded June 2013, a male is heard talking...

  • Snow, ice slam parts of New Mexico

    February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Snow and ice struck parts of New Mexico on Tuesday, causing difficult driving conditions, closing schools and ending a record-breaking winter dry spell in the state’s largest city. According to the National Weather Service,...

  • 5 Democrats in race to unseat Martinez

    February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Five Democrats have officially entered the race to unseat Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, Santa Fe businessman Alan Weber, longtime government worker Lawrence Rael of Albuquerque and state Sens....

  • Panel backs raise for New Mexico elected officials

    February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A budget proposal pending before a House committee will provide nearly $111 million to raise the salaries of public employees, including a 10 percent pay increase for the governor and other top elected officials next year. The salaries...

  • 3 Dems in race to unseat Martinez

    February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, Santa Fe businessman Alan Weber and longtime government worker Lawrence Rael of Albuquerque have officially entered the Democratic race to unseat Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. The three Tuesday...

  • Chaparral man is arrested in metal theft case

    February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of stealing scrap metal and vehicle parts in Chaparral now is in custody. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies say 20-year-old Lorenzo Cano is being held on a $5,000 secured bond on suspicion of non-residential...

  • NM student to modify haircut to get back in class

    February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A compromise has been reached for a New Mexico sixth-grader who was told his hairstyle violated a school policy. Administrators at Los Lunas Elementary told Albuquerque TV station KOB that 11-year-old Marcus Chavez showed up for...

  • Autopsy: Man in chase, shooting was shot 8 times

    February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state medical investigator found that a man involved in a police chase and shooting in Albuquerque last October was shot eight times and didn’t have illegal drugs in his system. The Albuquerque Journal...