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New owner shows off historic New Mexico hotel

April 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — It has stood forlorn and mostly empty alongside the railroad tracks in Las Vegas for decades – a throwback to when train travel opened up Southwest tourism and visitors needed places to rejuvenate mind and body, and fill their stomachs. The Castaneda Hotel, done in Mission Revival style as the [&hellip...

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US marshal involved in Albuquerque shooting

April 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers are searching for a fugitive who may have been wounded by the U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police confirmed Friday evening that federal marshals requested the help of city officers along...

Thousands trek to New Mexico shrine on Good Friday

April 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

Victor Moncada stands with a walking stick that belongs to his uncle who was paralyzed a number of years ago and is no longer able to make the trek himself, Thursday, April 17, 2014, El Santuario de Chimayo. Moncada walked from Albuquerque, New Mexico to have...

New Mexico jobless rate at 7 percent last month

April 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate rose to 7 percent in March, up from 6.7 percent in February but down from 6.9 percent in March 2013. The state Workforce Solutions Department said Friday that the state’s economy added...

Legislative report touts prekindergarten benefits

April 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prekindergarten programs deliver more benefits and a greater return on taxpayers’ investment than state subsidized child care, according to a legislative report. Yet New Mexico is spending far more on child care than...

Albuquerque settles lawsuits over feeding homeless

April 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque is paying $98,000 to settle lawsuits by people arrested or given citations for giving food to the homeless in the downtown. KRQE-TV (http://ow.ly/vVmJ4 ) reports that all of the criminal trespassing cases were thrown...

Las Cruces physician accused of health care fraud

April 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (1)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces physician has been arrested for allegedly overprescribing pain medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients. Prosecutors say 61-year-old Pawan Kumar Jain was taken into custody Thursday. A federal grand jury...

NTSB: Copter pilot reported problem with controls

April 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed at the University of New Mexico Hospital reported that the control pedals jammed or locked while the aircraft was taking off from the hospital’s rooftop helipad. The pilot’s...

Albuquerque dad facing child abuse charges

April 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque infant is in critical condition after police say she was shaken by her father. Police say 22-year-old Stefon Miller first told officers he was playfully tossing the 3-month-old girl in the air when she was injured....

4 N.M. justices won’t hear judicial pay-raise case

April 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four of the five New Mexico Supreme Court justices have bowed out from hearing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Susana Martinez’s veto that denied judges an 8 percent pay raise. The lawsuit was filed Monday by a coalition of...