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Reopening of Albuquerque auto shop ends in fire

September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The grand re-opening event for an Albuquerque auto shop went up in smoke Saturday afternoon. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YwNxaq ) that the new owner of the AAMCO car care center started his classic Chevelle in the garage when a fire started under the hood. The fire spread to the roof, creating thick [&hellip...

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2 men, 2 girls caught in Albuquerque cocaine bust

September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they have arrested two men and two teenage girls for allegedly selling cocaine. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ooncly) undercover detectives attempted Thursday to buy $15,000 worth of cocaine from two...

San Juan County worries over federal funds

September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County officials say the loss of funding through a federal program that compensates local governments for federal lands they can’t tax would be devastating. Congress has not yet renewed funding for the Payment in Lieu...

‘Bachelor’ Santa Fe episode to air in February

September 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe officials say an episode of the next season of ABC’s “The Bachelor” that features the city will air in February. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1CvK8HR) that city tourism director Randy...

Glen Canyon Dam marks 50 years as power source

September 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other officials on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of power generation by Glen Canyon Dam, a structure that helped usher in a new era in the Southwest. “Now, it’s not without its...

Man fatally shot by New Mexico police identified

September 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by a member of the New Mexico State Police Tactical Team after a standoff near Deming last week. State police say the man killed last Friday morning was William Smith, who was a...

Judge refuses to stop Lyft, Ubre in New Mexico

September 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber. District Court Judge Nancy Franchini wrote in her order denying the...

EPA signs off of power plant proposal

September 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators have signed off on a settlement that calls for shutting down part of a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest. The Environmental Protection...

Case of enterovirus in confirmed in New Mexico

September 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal health officials say a case of a severe respiratory illness has been confirmed in a New Mexico child. New Mexico Department of Health officials announced Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a...

New Mexico sheriff civil rights case goes to jury

September 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff roughed up a motorist who “disrespected” him on a rural road then worked to cover up the crime, a prosecutor said Friday in a federal civil rights trial. Federal prosecutor Tara Neda told...