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Man hurt in oilfield accident near Carlsbad

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A worker on a drilling rig in an oilfield southeast of Carlsbad has been injured after a 100-pound metal gate dropped on his head and shoulders. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that 33-year-old Milo Schoonmaker was working on Silver Oak Drilling’s rig No. 7 on Thursday when a hoist accidentally lifted the [&hellip...

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Feds file suit against NM rental property owner

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities have filed a lawsuit against the owner and manager of rental property in Albuquerque for allegedly discriminating against a disabled tenant. The civil complaint was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the...

Supreme Court candidates spend more than $100,000

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico established public campaign financing for statewide judicial races five years ago, but a glitch in the law didn’t allow candidates for the state Supreme Court in the November general election to qualify for the program...

Feds file suit against NM rental property owner

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities have filed a lawsuit against the owner and manager of rental property in Albuquerque for allegedly discriminating against a disabled tenant. The civil complaint was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the...

Supreme Court candidates spend more than $100,000

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico established public campaign financing for statewide judicial races five years ago, but a glitch in the law didn’t allow candidates for the state Supreme Court in the November general election to qualify for the program...

Texas lawyer arrested on NM warrant in civil case

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas lawyer who failed to post a $500,000 bond or appear at a May hearing after a New Mexico judge ruled he owed more than $2 million in fines and damages in a civil case has been arrested and is awaiting extradition to New...

NM officer filed bias complaint after text probe

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An officer accused of exchanging sexually charged text messages with an underage girl filed a racial discrimination complaint against the Albuquerque Police Department. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/RyNOBk ) that...

Deming teen dies after brother backs car into him

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Police in Deming say a teenager has been killed after his brother backed a car out of a driveway with the passenger door open and pinned him against a brick wall. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/SBuNjb ) that 16-year-old...

Cruces biker leads police on 100 wild chase

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist who led state police on a wild high speed chase in Las Cruces faces a bevy of charges after he finally crashed his Suzuki. State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald tells the Las Cruses Sun-News...

UNM hosting ‘Ugly Duckling Contest’ on ugly photos

November 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is holding a contest to see which student can take the ugliest photo on campus. The Daily Lobo reports (http://bitly.com/SfMaU2) that the “Ugly Duckling Contest” is aimed at seeking input on...