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Mosquitoes with virus found in Albuquerque area

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque-area health officials say they’ve collected mosquitoes positive for the West Nile virus in Bernalillo County for the first time in 2014. City and county health agencies operate a mosquito control program aimed at reducing mosquito populations that transmit the virus. West Nile’s typical symptoms include...

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Feds approve endangered species listing for fish

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are welcoming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list a rare fish found near the Arizona-New Mexico border as an endangered species. The Zuni bluehead sucker has been spotted in small streams in...

NMSU regents approve higher admissions standards

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University’s admissions requirements will be going up. The NMSU regents on Wednesday voted to increase the minimum grade-point average during high school to 2.75, up from 2.5, in the fall of 2016. The regents...

New Mexico governor in Colorado for GOP meeting

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Colorado for fundraising and a political meeting. Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez said the governor is attending a Republican Governors Association conference in Aspen on...

Man extradited in New Mexico road-rage killing

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man sought in Albuquerque road-rage killing that occurred nearly six years ago is back in the United States after being extradited from Mexico. The U.S. Marshals Service says Raul Pena-Roque was...

Work on I-10 interchange near Las Cruces slows

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A project to rebuild an Interstate 10 interchange south of Las Cruces is running into problems that could delay completion. The Las Cruces Sun-News (tp://bit.ly/1ueWOCa) reports that pile-driving for reconstruction of the Mesquite...

Albuquerque police shoot, kill wanted suspect

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police fatally shot an armed suspect wanted by federal authorities Tuesday after a foot chase that temporarily shut down parts of the city, officials said. Deputy Police Chief William Roseman told reporters that two...

Sick immigrant kids reportedly not getting meds

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Immigration advocates who were allowed to visit a New Mexico detention center say women there are complaining that children aren’t getting proper medical care and people are being deported before they can see a lawyer. Officials...

Report: Film production generated 15,900 jobs

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has created one job for every $8,519 spent on tax incentives to attract film and television productions during the past five years, according to a state-commissioned study released Tuesday. Film-production spending created...

Police: NM school official failed to report abuse

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico physician and private school operator is facing charges after authorities say she failed to report child abuse that later led to the death of a 7-month-old. Las Cruces police said 69-year-old Ann Mercer was arrested...