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  • Tenn. drops investigation into liquor giant Diageo

    June 10, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE — In this Sept. 2003 file photo, Gary Hinshaw tests the proof of the whiskey at the George Dickel Distillery near Tullahoma, Tenn. Alcohol regulators ended their investigation Tuesday, June 10, 2014, into whether George Dickel, a subsidiary of...

  • Northern California tribe in tense dispute

    June 10, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Monday, June 9, 2014, vehicles marked “Tribal Police” and uniformed personnel post themselves at the parking lot entrances of the Rolling Hills Casino in an attempt to shut down its operations in Corning, Calif. The Northern...

  • Albuquerque police recover medals stolen from vet

    June 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say military medals stolen from an 89-year-old World War II veteran in New Mexico have been recovered. Albuquerque police said Tuesday the nine medals have been returned to Roy Hopper. They didn’t say how the items...

  • New Mexico to rank teacher preparation programs

    June 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will start rating teacher preparation programs under a plan announced by Gov. Susana Martinez and leaders of colleges and universities with programs that train educators. Martinez said Tuesday the first rankings should be...

  • Possible prehistoric elephant skull found

    June 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say campers in New Mexico have discovered what appears to be a prehistoric elephant skull at Elephant Butte Lake State Park. State Parks and other agencies are investigating the find of what appears a tusk and skull...

  • Democrat Gary King airs hard-hitting TV ad

    June 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Gary King is punching back in New Mexico’s race for governor with a television ad criticizing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s record in running state government. The ad began airing Tuesday and came in response...

  • Las Cruces man sentenced for near-fatal beating

    June 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to 32½ years in prison for the near-fatal beating of his girlfriend. The District Attorney’s Office says District Judge Darren Kugler sentenced Cornelius Renteria to the maximum term on...

  • Environmental agency blasts Kirtland clean-up plan

    June 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators are criticizing Kirtland Air Force Base’s proposal for cleaning up a massive underground fuel leak, saying it would threaten Albuquerque’s water supply. The New Mexico Environment...

  • Gila National Forest to restrict motorized travel

    June 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Gila National Forest plans to generally prohibit motorized cross-country travel within the forest in southwestern New Mexico. According to forest officials, the plan chosen by Forest Supervisor Kelly Russell designates a system...

  • Albuquerque police: New description of vehicle

    June 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBURQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have released a different description of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run that may not have been an accident. Police initially said the vehicle involved in the downtown incident early Monday morning...