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New Mexico offers support after rocket explosion

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed in Mojave, Calif. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) ALBUQUERQUE,...

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Court blocks New Mexico food stamp changes

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state court on Friday temporarily stopped Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration from imposing work-related requirements on about 80,000 low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps. The requirements were scheduled to go...

Portales church group helps save an injured man

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A Bible study group in Portales is being credited with helping rescue a man pinned under a pickup truck. Some members of the Church of the Nazarene rushed to the aid of the man Wednesday evening, lifting the vehicle off of him and...

Super PACs pour money into New Mexico races

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic and Republican groups exempt from contribution limits have pumped more than $2 million into legislative and statewide office races during the past three weeks as New Mexicans began casting ballots. The spending underscores...

PRC race pits GOP incumbent vs. ex-commissioner

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The only contested seat on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is pitting a Republican incumbent against a former Democratic commissioner who was once the panel’s chairman. Ben Hall is seeking re-election to his...

Police looking for 10-year-old Rio Rancho girl

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque-area law enforcement agencies are searching for a missing 10-year-old girl Rio Rancho girl who may have run away. An endangered-child bulletin issued Friday by the New Mexico State Police says Alexandra Greenwall was...

Secretary of state candidates face complaints

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates in a heated Secretary of State race are facing dueling complaints. Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who is running against Republican incumbent Dianna Duran, is facing a complaint she used a government...

Albuquerque police investigating fatal shooting

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are investigating a fatal shooting that has resulted in a closure of part of a major street during the Friday morning commute. Officer Fred Duran says the victim is a male and that nobody is in custody with the...

Judge rules dog bite wound covered by auto policy

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Albuquerque has ruled that an insurance policy must cover a $700,000 claim for a severe facial wound suffered by a child bitten by a dog in a parked SUV. The Albuquerque Journal (http://goo.gl/hVzot5 ) reports...

Federal agents rescue immigrant lost in desert

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol agents rescued a man who got lost in the southwestern New Mexico desert after crossing the border illegally from Mexico. The Border Patrol says the rescue was performed Wednesday after Luna County authorities received a 911...