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Archive for February 18th, 2014

  • NM House passes ‘Omaree’s Law’

    February 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House has passed legislation that would allow New Mexico’s child welfare agency to immediately take custody of children when there are certain signs of physical abuse. The measure passed late Tuesday on a 52-11 vote and now...

  • NM lawmakers OK ban on texting while driving

    February 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to ban texting while driving in New Mexico has won final approval in the Legislature. The bill heads to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who supports a statewide ban against texting by drivers. The measure cleared its final...

  • NM Senate confirms environment secretary

    February 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn answers questions from a Senate panel as lawmakers consider his confirmation during a hearing in Santa Fe, N.M. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Environmental groups have criticized Flynn about the adoption of water...

  • Shiprock man pleads guilty in NM arson case

    February 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to his former girlfriend’s rented home in New Mexico and is facing up to a life prison sentence. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Dan Curtis Thompson pleaded guilty Tuesday to a...

  • Woman accused of passing fake checks in New Mexico

    February 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman suspected of passing phony checks at a Las Cruces-area convenience store. Las Cruces police say 28-year-old Laura E. Maestas is being held on suspicion of three counts of forgery. She was taken into...

  • Suspect in Roswell police shooting charged

    February 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 34-year-old man shot by a Roswell officer after the man charged a woman and her children with a knife is facing aggravated assault charges. The Roswell police said Tuesday that Alonzo Perez faces charges of aggravated assault on a...

  • Music death suspect compared self to rape victim

    February 18, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Defendant Michael Dunn is brought into the courtroom just before 5 p.m., where Judge Russell Healey announced that the jury was deadlocked on charge one and have verdicts on the other four charges as they deliberate in the trial of Dunn, Saturday, Feb. 15,...

  • Riot police move in against Kiev protest camp

    February 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the...

  • Olympic day of politics and power on the slopes

    February 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Gold medallist Jorrit Bergsma of the Netherlands celebrates after the final race in the men’s 10,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter...

  • After new East storm, warm-up (finally!) in sight

    February 18, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    A motorist waits at stop light as snow falls Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, on Ind. 18 east of Marion, Ind. (AP Photo/The Chronicle-Tribune, Jeff Morehead) BOSTON (AP) — A speedy winter storm that blew through parts of the Great Lakes and East on Tuesday is...