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New Mexico Capitol evacuated due to threat

July 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities evacuated the New Mexico Capitol after a male caller threatened to kill himself in the building. State Police Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez says the evacuation was ordered around 12:30 p.m. Monday and the building was shuttered for the rest of the day. He says police know the identity of the [&hellip...

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Retiree health care agency proposes solvency plan

July 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers and public employees would pay an extra $45 million annually under a proposal to improve the finances of a program providing subsidized health care for retired state and local government workers. The Retiree Health Care...

NMMI AD accused of groping woman at Virginia event

July 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Military Institute’s athletic director has been accused of groping a woman at an alumni event in northern Virginia earlier this year. The attorney for Reginald W. Franklin says the allegations are untrue and his client...

Parts of New Mexico see record rainfall

July 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Parts of drought-stricken New Mexico saw record rainfall over the weekend, and forecasters say more storms are coming, bringing the possibility of flash floods and dangerous road conditions. Mosquero received close to 5 inches and...

Appeals court upholds gun rule

July 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the government’s right to demand that gun dealers in Southwestern border states tell authorities if someone buys more than two semi-automatic rifles within five days. The 10th U.S Circuit...

More hospitals to test newborns for heart defects

July 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More New Mexico hospitals are about to start screening all newborns for a type of heart disease. State health officials say some hospitals already test for a group of heart defects that cause severe, life-threatening symptoms but that...

Man gets 22.5-year sentence in death of 2-year-old

July 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington-area man has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison on convictions stemming from the beating death of a 2-year-old boy left in his care. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 31-year-old Jason Yazzie of Fruitland was...

Apartment blaze last week largest in Hobbs history

July 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a massive blaze that recently destroyed five buildings at an apartment complex is the largest structure fire in Hobbs history. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/ZMsRk4) that Fire Marshal Eric Enriquez said the...

Rain floods some area of Albuquerque

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heavy rains and thunderstorms have drenched Albuquerque, leaving some parts of the city flooded Sunday afternoon. The storm came into the city around 2:30 p.m. and left areas, including downtown, drenched. The National Weather...

Detox service could end at New Mexico facility

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A detox service at a northern New Mexico recovery facility serving the Four Corners region and the Navajo Nation could come to an end following cuts in funding. The operators of the Four Winds Recovery Center in Farmington said it...