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Vets puzzled by dozens of dog deaths in Albuquerque

September 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of dogs in Albuquerque have been sickened and died of a mysterious illness. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2cr18f7 ) that veterinarian and Journal columnist Dr. Jeff Nichol says it is unclear what illness could be sickening the 50 dogs that have recently died. Nichol says typically that many dog deaths...

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Amtrak train strikes 2 people on tracks in New Mexico

September 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say one person was killed and another injured after being hit by an Amtrak train. The Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/2d3YiuF ) that the Sept. 15 collision killed 24-year-old Chelsea Chavez of Borrego Pass and sent...

New Mexico jail to give prescriptions to released inmates

September 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Doctors at a New Mexico jail are extending prescriptions for inmates dealing with mental illness before releasing them. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2cre6tw ) that about 2,000 people are booked into the Bernalillo County Jail each...

Authority selects new CEO for Spaceport America

September 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — An engineer who has held senior management and planning posts at White Sands Missile Range is Spaceport America’s new CEO. The board of the authority that oversees the commercial spaceport in southern New Mexico announced Thursday...

Authorities: Death of treasure hunter remains a mystery

September 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This June, 2015 photo provided by Linda Bilyeu shows her ex-husband Randy Bilyeu during a visit to northern New Mexico. He went missing while searching for a $2 million hidden treasure in northern New Mexico. The skeletal remains of Bilyeu were discovered the...

Cash-strapped New Mexico missed $193M in insurance taxes

September 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico failed to collect at least $193 million in taxes on insurance premiums over the past five years, even as the state struggles this year to close a major budget shortfall, according to an independent review of collections. New...

Attorney general points to gaps in child welfare system

September 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the nearly 15 years since New Mexico was rocked by one of the worst cases of child abuse the state had ever seen, no shortage of children have shared fates similar to Baby Brianna, who was beaten to death by her family. And...

Feds seek new contractor for cleanup work at Los Alamos lab

September 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The federal government is making its final call for any contractors interested in continuing the cleanup of hazardous waste at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapon laboratories. Officials have been struggling for decades...

New Mexico’s AG sends investigatory letter to EpiPen maker

September 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’ office has sent an investigatory letter requesting information from the manufacturer of life-saving EpiPen. That’s the brand name of an auto-injector of synthetic adrenaline...

Detective details deadly on-duty police shooting for jurors

September 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

Defendants Keith Sandy, former Albuquerque Police Department detective and former Repeat Offender Project officer, left, and Dominique Perez, right, former Albuquerque police officer and SWAT member are seen in court on Tuesday Sept. 20, 2016 in Albuquerque,...