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NM Gov. declares emergency due to propane shortage

January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High demand for propane across much of the West has prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare an emergency. Governors in Nevada and Arizona did the same Tuesday in an effort to speed up deliveries of liquefied petroleum by lifting some regulations. Martinez says her order will also allow [&hellip...

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Bomb threats land former NMSU student in prison

January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico State University student has been sentenced to two years in prison for making false bomb threats. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 30-year-old Daud Anwar will also be on supervised release for three years...

New chairmen for 3 NM Senate committees

January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three new chairmen will lead Senate committees, including ones dealing with the high-profile issues of education and health care, during the Legislature’s 60-day session. Despite turnover in the top-ranking Senate leadership post...

New computer system skews NM unemployment claims

January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new computer system is skewing the data on unemployment claims in New Mexico. The state’s “fully integrated tax and claims system” launched Jan. 6. But because the switchover was done Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, those...

Ex-NM Congress candidate indicted in stalking case

January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico congressional candidate accused of stalking a political rival and slashing the tires on her vehicles has been indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury. The indictment accuses Gary Smith of aggravated stalking...

NM man facing charges in meat cleaver attack

January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FLORA VISTA, N.M. (AP) — A San Juan County man who was shot during an altercation last week is facing charges for allegedly threatening a man with a meat cleaver. The sheriff’s office says Tyson Mclemee is being held in the county jail on charges of...

Colorado movie theater reopens with ceremony

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Guests take their seats at the Century Aurora cinema, formerly the Century 16, for a reopening and remembrance ceremony Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 in Aurora, Colo. The cinema is where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage last July. (AP...

Dear Abby’s legacy: Wit, warmth, and snappy advice

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2001 file photo, “Dear Abby” advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips, 82, known to millions of readers as Abigail van Buren, signs autographs for some of dozens of fans after the dedication of a “Dear...

House GOP may seek short-term debt limit extension

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. walking on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans say they may seek a short-term extension of the government’s debt limit in the next few...

US commandos boost numbers to train Mexican forces

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows Navy Adm. Bill McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command speaking in Washington. U.S. officials say the Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico’s bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based...