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Father of Homeland Security Secretary dies in NM

January 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Leonard Napolitano, the father of U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the former dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, died Monday in Albuquerque. He was 82. His death was confirmed by an Albuquerque funeral home that is handling the arrangements. Janet Napolitano told the Albuquerque Journal...

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Parents of dead NM boy face endangerment charges

January 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As state medical investigators try to determine what led to the death of an 8-year-old boy who was found face down in the snow in a remote part of New Mexico the day after Christmas, his parents are now facing Navajo tribal charges...

Minimum wage increase sought for Bernalillo County

January 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — If a Bernalillo County commissioner gets his way, the minimum wage in unincorporated areas of the county would increase to match the minimum wage now in effect in Albuquerque. Commissioner Art De La Cruz says he plans later this...

Body found among charred remains of an NM home

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A body was found among the charred remains of an Albuquerque home that caught fire. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Xak6VE) that investigators couldn’t immediately identify the age, gender or other...

Education commission to re-do charter school votes

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Education Commission is planning to re-do its votes on the renewals of two Albuquerque charter schools after votes on the two schools were taken a day earlier than scheduled. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Man accused of making false grenade claim arrested

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man who claimed to have two grenades in his car at an Albuquerque mall was arrested on a weapons charge after officers determined the suspect had a toy grenade and a fireworks grenade. No explosives were found. No one...

County to mull support of research project

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Dona Ana County Commission is scheduled Tuesday to consider a proposal supporting a private firm’s plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/SdtUjS) that Pegasus...

NMSU Carlsbad to offer new classes on journalism

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is making some changes for the new year in hopes of livening up students and their course load. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/Www8GA) that NMSU Carlsbad will begin offer a...

Police: Dad, son linked to NM shooting

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico father and his son are facing charges in connection to a shooting. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZphJm4) that 47-year-old David Martinez Sr. and his 17-year-old son were arrested for the drive-by...

Sheriff: NM man arrested in pot plantation case

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted in the case of a huge marijuana plantation that a couple of hunters stumbled upon in the Manzano Mountains is now in custody, authorities said. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Ryk6PI) that Torrance County Sheriff’s...