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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 the state Department of Agriculture. A Roswell meat company has [&hellip...

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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...

NM agency shelves probe of Santa Fe builder

February 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state agency has shelved its investigation of a complaint against a Santa Fe contractor who left the city five years ago owing millions of dollars to investors, subcontractors and banks and with about a dozen homes unfinished. The...

NM board set to rule in case of late-term abortion

February 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico medical regulators are poised to rule next week on a case involving a physician who performs late-term abortions at a private clinic in Albuquerque and is accused of gross negligence in a late-term abortion during 2011....

NM gunslingers on target for national contests

February 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — In this sport, nicknames aren’t an option, they’re a mandate. And you also must pack your own guns. The gun-slinging days of the American West are coming to life once more, thanks to a recent contest just outside Las...

Police: Stolen Clovis MLK plaque found ‘in pieces’

February 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A stolen Martin Luther King Jr. plaque from a Clovis city park has been found destroyed. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/Vv77vU) that Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said the 24-by-30 bronze plaque was found Friday...

Farmington police seeking to battle homelessness

February 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police are getting involved in tackling the city’s homeless problem. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/VBAHFf) officers with the department’s District Coordinator Unit surveyed the area’s...

DA to tackle Albuquerque police shooting cases

February 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — District Attorney Kari Brandenburg says she hopes to clear a backlog of a dozen Albuquerque officer-involved shooting cases by July. Brandenburg told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VD446R) on Friday that there remains...