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Albuquerque Journal ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe City Council member is proposing rules for an area of his city that would regulate alcohol sales and create a healthier food zone by banning new restaurant drive-thrus. City Councilman Carmichael Dominguez is trying to put strict rules in place governing certain types of businesses in the Airport [&hellip...

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Deliberation resume in Las Cruces killing trial

October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jurors will resume deliberations Monday at the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a teenager in Las Cruces six years ago. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/XyRFC0 ) that 28-year-old Victor Paiz is being retried...

7 men charged in disturbance at Las Cruces jail

October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Seven men were indicted on charges that they participated in a disturbance at the Dona Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces over electric clippers used to cut inmates’ hair. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports...

Woman sentenced to house arrest in cyclist’s death

October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge in a fatal collision in January with a cyclist has been sentenced to 90 days home arrest. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VyzPLR ) that Carol...

Las Cruces lawyer complains of ballot misprint

October 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS C RUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces attorney who says she was handed an incompletely printed ballot at an early voting site says she’s worried the problem may be more widespread than election officials contend. Deborah Thuman tells the Las Cruces...

New Mexico traffic deaths way up this year

October 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More people are dying on New Mexico highways this year, with state statistics showing a 25 percent jump in traffic deaths during the first nine months of 2012. Deaths from alcohol-related crashes are also up by 20 percent this year....

88-year-old woman rescued from Albuquerque fire

October 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in Albuquerque have rescued an 88-year-old woman who was trapped inside her burning home. The fire broke out at about 8 a.m. Sunday in the woman’s southeast Albuquerque home. Firefighters were called by a neighbor...

NM to close some I-40 rest stops for repairs

October 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Transportation Department says two rest areas on Interstate 40 in central New Mexico will be closed part of next week for plumbing maintenance. The eastbound and westbound Rattlesnake Draw rest areas on the interstate between...

Shards of history found under Santa Fe building

October 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Theo Raven, from Tesuque, N.M. looks through boxes of artifacts excavated from beneath her downtown building on Oct. 22, 2012 in Santa Fe. The items were recovered six years ago during an archaeological dig beneath Raven’s building at the northwest...

Suspect in fatal DWI was jailed in 2003 DWI deaths

October 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A man arrested in a suspected fatal DWI was previously convicted of vehicular homicide for a DWI case in 2003, prosecutors in Farmington said. Joe Raymond Gallegos, 43, is the same person previously convicted of two counts of...