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Farmington’s animal services supervisor is fired

February 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The animal services supervisor for Farmington has been fired. The move comes after months of questions surrounding her qualifications, background and conditions at the shelter. City officials say Angie Arnold was dismissed Feb. 1. They say Marcy Eckhardt of Pro-Shelter will continue to provide consulting services to the city. The...

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3 arrested in Bernalillo County child abuse case

February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a two women and one man are in custody in connection with a child abuse in New Mexico’s Bernalillo County. County Sheriff’s officials said Monday that deputies were called to Adobe Acres Elementary School...

NM teen indicted in deaths of family members

February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County grand jury on Monday indicted a New Mexico teenager in the shooting deaths of his parents and three younger siblings. The indictment against Nehemiah Griego, 15, includes five counts of first-degree murder and...

Democrats propose raising NM minimum wage to $8.50

February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are pushing to increase New Mexico’s minimum wage to $8.50 an hour, one of the highest rates in the country, and allow voters to decide whether the rate should be adjusted annually for inflation. The...

NM gov pushes for exemptions for military pensions

February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is urging New Mexico lawmakers to pass legislation that will provide a 25 percent exemption on military pensions beginning in 2014, phasing into a 100 percent exemption by 2017. A similar proposal last year...

Mexican wolf back in captivity after weeks in wild

February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Romance is tough, even for endangered wolves. After just three weeks in the wild, federal wildlife managers say a male Mexican gray wolf was captured in New Mexico and removed from the wild after he failed to catch the attention of...

House rejects study of horse slaughter plant

February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers have rejected a proposal to study the feasibility of allowing plants to slaughter horses for food. The measure sparked a lengthy debate Monday in the House, which voted 36-28 against the measure to have a study by...

NM man gets prison in fatal stabbing of his uncle

February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Ramah man has been sentenced to six years in prison in connection with the stabbing death of his uncle. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Dhanzasikam R. Toledo also was sentenced Monday to three years of supervised release after serving...

Command of nuclear unit at Kirtland changes Thurs.

February 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The command of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base is changing hands. The Air Force says Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan on Thursday will assume command of the center from Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak during a...

Rally in Farmington for gun rights draws hundreds

February 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A few hundred people turned out in Farmington at a rally aimed at showing support for gun rights. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/11xnajR) that many gun enthusiasts at Saturday’s rally in Gateway Park say they...