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  • Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing

    July 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 15, 2014 file photo shows Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Edith Ramirez speaking at the FTC in Washington. T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions off its customers in bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in...

  • Hobbs man accused in crash involving a policeman

    July 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs man is accused of drunken driving in a crash that injured a state police officer in southeastern New Mexico. Police say 40-year-old Jason Allred was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of two aggravated DWI charges and one count each of...

  • Runaway tortoise halts traffic in Santa Fe

    July 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 150-pound runaway tortoise brought traffic to a halt before being rescued in Santa Fe. Santa Fe police say animal service officers responding to calls of traffic backing up on Old Santa Fe Trail Tuesday morning found the 15-year-old...

  • More resources ordered to fight NM wildfire

    July 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    COYOTE, N.M. (AP) — Crews scrambled Tuesday in search of safe locations where they could directly attack the flames of a wildfire marching through northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. The Diego Fire has charred more than 5 square miles and was...

  • Drought, fire danger force Corrales bosque closure

    July 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Corrales officials say they will be temporarily closing the wooded area along the Rio Grande within village limits due to continued drought and increased fire danger. The closure will take effect Wednesday morning. The area is expected...

  • More than 100 immigrants at New Mexico center

    July 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — More than 100 Central America immigrants suspected of entering the country illegally have been transported to a temporary detention center in New Mexico. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://goo.gl/DwCbRd) that federal immigration...

  • New Mexico teacher evaluations may hit paychecks

    July 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Teachers who receive a poor rating on New Mexico’s new evaluation system could see their paycheck affected, the state’s public education chief said Monday. However, Hanna Skandera said there is flexibility because...

  • Man gets prison sentence for bus stabbings

    July 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A judge in Alamogordo has sentenced a 20-year-old man to six years in prison for stabbing two other passengers on a Greyhound bus while high on methamphetamine. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/TzBkii ) reports that Jason...

  • Buses with migrant families rerouted amid protest

    July 1, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Protesters turn back three buses carrying 140 immigrants as they attempt to enter the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol station for processing on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Murrieta, Calif.(AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, David Bauman) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT SAN...

  • Boy Scout killed at camp brought gun from Nevada

    July 1, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Police block the main entrance to the Fiesta Island Youth Camp where a boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Boy Scout camp on Monday, June 30, 2014. The 12-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday morning, and police were...