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Work proposed for border port in southwestern NM

December 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. port of entry in a southwestern New Mexico city may be reconfigured to make it safer for children crossing the international border to attend school in the United States. A $350,000 proposal by the New Mexico Border Authority for the Columbus port will be presented during the meeting [&hellip...

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Santa Fe Community College board fires president

December 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Community College’s president has been fired, and her lawyers say she’ll sue. The governing board voted 3-2 Monday night to oust Ana “Cha” Guzman from her $180,000-a-year position. The board’s...

General Dynamics adding jobs on Las Cruces

December 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — General Dynamics Information Technology is expanding in Las Cruces. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the company is adding 200 jobs and 20,000 square feet to its Las Cruces operations. Martinez says the IT systems contractor for the...

Lawmakers told NM needs 160K jobs over next decade

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A report to lawmakers says New Mexico needs to create about 16,000 jobs annually over the next decade to keep pace with population growth, reduce unemployment and offset future jobs losses if the state wants to return to 2007...

Border Patrol seizes $160K in marijuana

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized nearly $160,000 worth of marijuana in two separate drug busts over the holiday weekend in southern New Mexico. In the first case, Deming agents followed footsteps through the desert that led to...

Pipe bombs prompt authorities to form task force

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies from across the state have stepped up efforts to find a suspect who threw two pipe bombs at an Albuquerque probation and parole office last month. Officials with New Mexico State Police, the state Department...

Court OKs life sentence in 2007 Farmington murder

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the resentencing to life imprisonment of a Farmington man who as a teenager killed an elderly San Juan County resident. The court on Monday rejected arguments by Oden Gutierrez that his sentence to...

Amber Alerts have broader reach

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The increasing use of Amber Alerts and their dissemination across media platforms like text messages is raising questions about whether overuse may water down their effectiveness. Two Amber Alerts issued in October were notable partly...

Feds investigate deadly NM train derailment

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating the cause of a deadly freight train derailment in southwestern New Mexico. A spokesman with the Federal Railroad Administration says five investigators were at the site Monday. There...

Stepfather gets prison time for NM boy’s death

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has received the maximum sentence for killing his 5-year-old stepson. Albuquerque television station KOAT reports (http://bit.ly/1bdMfQ5) Richard Gutierrez was sentenced Monday to 36 years in prison, with six of...

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