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Horse advocates wants fines on NM slaughterhouse

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado-based horse advocacy group says a New Mexico company seeking to become the nation’s first slaughterhouse for horses since 2007 should face fines for violating laws on waste disposal. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/J9Fxis) that the state Environment Department received a letter this week from Front...

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Sandia Peak Tram welcomes ’10-millionth’ passenger

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandia Peak Tram has welcomed aboard its 10-millionth passenger. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KksZ8h) that the 46-year-old tramway to Albuquerque’s Sandia Peak reported that Marlin Harinks and Steve Kious, a couple from...

DA: Man in Clovis police shooting linked to rape

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot by a Clovis police officer had just raped a woman at gunpoint and later held a gun to an officer’s head. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said Friday that 23-year-old Paul Villanueva raped...

Troubled NM border city cancels mayor meeting

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Councilors in a troubled New Mexico border city have canceled another meeting to appoint a mayor days after the state began taking over some of the city’s functions amid a number of scandals. Last Monday the Sunland Park City...

Motorcyclists hit NM on way to Vietnam memorial

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The roar of hundreds of motorcycles nearly drowned out the cheers of the spectators who gathered along New Mexico’s interstates on Friday to welcome riders who were on their way to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,...

Charges filed against man shot by Clovis police

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Clovis man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly pointing a gun at police officers and fighting with one of them. Paul Villanueva remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by a Clovis...

Convicted NM deputy killer avoids death penalty

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy avoided being sentenced to death Friday, and was instead given life in prison. After a Santa Fe jury deliberated for three days and failed to unanimously agree on...

NM proposed Medicaid overhaul raises concerns

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of health care providers said Thursday that New Mexico’s proposal to overhaul its $3.9 billion Medicaid program could make them lose money. Medicaid beneficiaries, and representatives of state and tribal governments...

Nearly 60 NM firefighters battle Gila blaze

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters from around New Mexico continue to battle a 410 acre blaze in the Gila National Forest. Officials said Friday nearly 60 firefighters were dispatched to southwest New Mexico to help battle the fire in steep, rough, rugged...

No charges for passenger in deadly DWI crash

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A passenger involved in a drunken driving crash that killed two sisters in Santa Fe will not face any charges. The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office told KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/JThQgl ) on Friday there is not enough...