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Youngest New Mexico Gov. ‘Lonesome Dave’ Cargo dies in ABQ at age 84

July 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

David F. Cargo, a maverick Republican who became the youngest governor of New Mexico and served two terms in the turbulent 1960s, died Friday at the age of 84. Cargo had been in an Albuquerque nursing home for about two years following a stroke, but he had remained active. He suddenly fell ill following a [&hellip...

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Governor’s office evacuated over suspicious mail

July 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities said Monday that a suspicious substance found in mail sent to the New Mexico governor’s office turned out to be non-toxic. The top floor of the Capitol, where the governor’s office is located, was evacuated for...

Funeral arrangements set for former NM governor

July 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for David F. Cargo, who became the youngest governor of New Mexico and served two terms in the turbulent 1960s. Cargo died last Friday at age 84. His family says he had been in an Albuquerque...

Chief: NM police fired 9 shots at man with knives

July 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque officers fired nine shots at a knife-wielding man after the man refused to follow orders to drop his weapons and the man aimed his knives at one of the officers, Police Chief Ray Schultz said Monday. Speaking to...

Albuquerque eyes more neon signs along Route 66

July 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials want to encourage businesses to add neon lights that will lighten up Central Avenue along the city’s 15-mile stretch of historic Route 66. The City Council last week approved a package of proposals for...

Google honors Roswell ‘flying saucer’ with Doodle

July 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google is marking the 66th anniversary of a New Mexico newspaper’s report of a captured “flying saucer” with an interactive Doodle. The search engine posted Monday the Doodle on its home page. The retro-looking black...

NM withholds capital funding over audit issues

July 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is following through on its promise to tighten controls over capital improvement financing. Martinez issued an executive order in May requiring local governments, school districts and others...

Gun demonstration fails during Chavez murder trial

July 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A crime scene expert testifying in defense of former Albuquerque police officer Levi Chavez failed to pull off a demonstration of how the officer’s wife might have been able to kill herself with his department-issued gun....

Jury awards NM man $250K in discrimination case

July 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a former Dona Ana County worker more than $250,000 as part of a verdict against the county. The Las Cruces Sun News reports (http://bit.ly/19V9ErG ) that former Public Works Director Jorge Granados and his family...

Hail blankets northeastern NM town

July 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — More thunderstorms are forecast for northeastern New Mexico through the weekend, but no one is expecting a repeat of the massive hail storm that pelted the city of Santa Rosa. A storm brought more than a foot of hail to the city on...