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New police chief in Edgewood sworn into office

April 1, 2013 • Business, State NewsComments (0)

EDGEWOOD, N.M. (AP) — The town of Edgewood has a new police chief. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/10jp9VR ) reports that Fred Radosevich was sworn in Monday morning. He succeeds James Daniels, who resigned last month. Radosevich formerly served as the top law enforcement official in Bernalillo and worked as public safety director for the village of Los [&hellip...

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April 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a woman they believed had been linked to a burning car isn’t connected after all. Authorities still are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose body was found in the trunk of the car in...

Former NM state Sen. Odis Echols dies at 82

April 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico state Sen. Odis Echols, who later become a prominent lobbyist, has died at the age of 82 after a long illness. Lobbyist Scott Scanland said Echols died Thursday in Albuquerque and had battled dementia for several...

NM to hire military veterans to fight wildfires

April 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to hire 40 military veterans to serve as firefighters during the upcoming wildfire season as part of a pilot program announced Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration. Veterans will be trained and...

NM law boosts volunteer firefighter pensions

April 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Retirement benefits will increase for New Mexico’s volunteer firefighters under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Starting in July, the new law will boost retirement benefits to $250 a month — up from...

Bernalillo County watering limits go into effect

April 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Monday marks the beginning of daytime watering restrictions in Bernalillo County. Those who use sprinkler irrigation systems between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be subject to fines. Katherine Yuhas of the Bernalillo County Water Utility...

Woman sentenced in NM human trafficking case

April 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced by a judge in Albuquerque to jail time already served plus probation in a human trafficking case that began with a report of forced prostitution. Attorney General Gary King’s Office says the...

Gas firm rethinks plans for gas storage facility

March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gas Co. is rethinking its plan to build a $35 million gas storage facility in Rio Rancho. The company was expecting opposition to the project from the state’s attorney general and utility regulators. The Albuquerque...

NM’s suit over Rio Grande water put on hold

March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has put New Mexico’s lawsuit against the federal government over Rio Grande water management on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to take up a separate lawsuit by Texas against New Mexico. The...

Martinez says pope blessed photo of her mother

March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says Pope Francis blessed a photo of her late mother when the governor traveled to Rome earlier this month for the installation of the Catholic Church’s new top leader. Martinez traveled to...