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Officers who went to boy’s home under scrutiny

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a development related to a 9-year-old boy’s death months later, Albuquerque police say two officers left the boy’s home long before reporting that they’d finished responding to a 911 call from the home. The officers went to the home last June in response to the 911 call in which a [&hellip...

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Work resumes at nuke repository following fire

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Work has resumed at southeastern New Mexico’s nuclear waste repository. But officials say they don’t yet know what caused the truck fire that forced an evacuation of the underground site. A spokesman says an investigation...

Oil field worker electrocuted; hoist touched line

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An industrial accident has killed a Lovington man near Artesia in southeastern New Mexico’s oil field. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/LByGVq) that 28-year-old Alejandro Garcia Perez was electrocuted Monday when...

NM boy injured in school shooting released

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old New Mexico boy seriously injured in a school shooting last month has been released from a Texas hospital. Officials with the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, said Wednesday that Nathaniel Tavarez was recently...

Another dog shooting reported in Santa Fe County

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fourth recent dog shooting has been reported in the La Cienega area south of Santa Fe. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Capt. Adan Mendoza says the owner of a dog reported Wednesday that it had been fatally shot. The Albuquerque...

NM panel endorses Navajo gambling compact

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative panel recommended Wednesday that the New Mexico Legislature approve a proposed gambling compact that would allow the Navajo Nation to open three additional casinos. The Committee on Compacts voted 12-4 to forward the...

Snow, ice making driving difficult in Albuquerque

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Light snow and icy road conditions are making driving difficult on many highways around the Albuquerque area. Albuquerque police say multiple accidents were reported Wednesday night on sections on Interstate 40 due to the weather....

House, Senate panels split on Capitol gun limits

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to restrict firearms in part of the New Mexico Capitol cleared a House committee Wednesday, but a similar proposal failed in a Senate panel. The House Judiciary Committee endorsed a measure to ban firearms, except by law...

NM girl hurt in DWI crash to get firefighter visit

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old New Mexico girl injured in a suspected drunken driven motorcycle crash that killed her father is getting a special visit from firefighters. The Albuquerque Fire Department planned a visit Wednesday to bring Magen...

WNMU will celebrate its 121st birthday on Tuesday

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Western New Mexico University has a birthday coming up. The school in Silver City plans a celebration on Tuesday to mark the 121stt anniversary of when the territorial legislature approved its creation on Feb. 11, 1893. The Silver...