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Lab’s $425M in design spending falls short

October 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Los Alamos National Laboratory has spent about $425 million on designs for its proposed new plutonium facility without reaching the level of confidence needed to prepare a reliable budget or begin building. The proposed Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear has been delayed at least five years under President...

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Rio Arriba Co. deputy resigns after 4 crashes

October 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Arriba County sheriff’s deputy who was in four crashes in less than two years has resigned. Sheriff Tommy Rodella tells KOAT-TV in Albuquerque (http://bit.ly/SPRtOu ) that Sgt. Anthony Armijo’s resignation is a big...

Silver City woman found dead, boyfriend arrested

October 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Silver City say a 21-year-old woman has been found dead and her boyfriend has been arrested on a murder charge. Nicole Leon was found dead in the home she shared with 23-year-old Christopher Calloway early Saturday morning....

Construction project to close a road to Los Alamos

October 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Transportation says part of a highway leading to Los Alamos will be closed daily during the next two weeks because of construction. The agency will repave and upgrade two miles of state Route 502 east of Los Alamos....

SF sheriff cuts Pojoaque Pueblo’s police powers

September 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County’s sheriff has revoked state police powers from tribal police in Pojoaque Pueblo after a dispute with the county over liability and complaints from citizens who said they were harassed. The decision announced...

Albuquerque officer suspended for texts to girl

September 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An officer who was accused of exchanging sexually charged text messages with an underage girl has been suspended by Albuquerque’s police chief. Chief Ray Schultz confirmed the suspension to the Albuquerque Journal...

Bernalillo Co. to seize repeat DWI suspects’ cars

September 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Drivers caught more than once driving drunk in Bernalillo County can now have their vehicles seized. Bernalillo County commissioners unanimously approved the new ordinance at their meeting Sept. 25 meeting. Commissioner Wayne...

Man shoots 2 guards at Albuquerque strip club

September 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man who was thrown out of an Albuquerque strip club returned minutes later and shot two security guards. A police spokeswoman says the shooting happened at the Fantasy World club near Interstate 25 in midtown...

NM mayor urges residents to clean up before fiesta

September 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 700,000 visitors are expected for this year’s annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and city officials want to make sure Albuquerque looks good. Mayor Richard Berry and Keep Albuquerque Beautiful are...

Clovis woman found guilty in deadly crash

September 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis woman has been found guilty of charges related to a deadly crash that killed one man and sent four other people to the hospital. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Guadalupe Flores was convicted late Thursday of one count of...