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Doctor requests return to work at UNM hospital

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A doctor who lost her bid for a high-level federal job amid allegations she padded her resume and denied medical care to immigrants, which she refutes, wants to return to work at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Cristina Beato, a former UNM School of Medicine administrator, has been on unpaid [&hellip...

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2 illegal immigrants in distress rescued in NM

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Mexico say two illegal immigrants have been rescued east of the Florida Mountains near Deming. The Las Cruces Border Patrol Station was notified by Luna County authorities of an emergency distress call from two...

Martinez gets primetime role for GOP convention

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will make a primetime speech next week at the Republican National Convention. Republican officials announced Tuesday that Martinez will deliver her remarks right before the keynote speaker on the...

HSI seeks extension for Juarez boy with tumor

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are working to extend a stay for a 9-year-old Ciudad Juarez boy who is suffering from a massive tumor, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations announced Monday. Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of...

Border Patrol nabs man wanted in 1980 homicide

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a man wanted in connection to a 1980 homicide in Nebraska as he was trying to cross from Mexico along the New Mexico border. The Border Patrol announced Monday that agents arrested 51-year-old...

NM shop sells 'meth candy' to honor 'Breaking Bad'

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of an Albuquerque candy store is selling a product she’s calling “meth candy” as she tries to play off the popularity of the hit TV-show “Breaking Bad.” Debbie Hall, owner of The Candy Lady,...

CBP: 733 pounds of marijuana seized at NM port

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 730 pounds of marijuana at New Mexico’s Santa Teresa port. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the marijuana was concealed in five tractors being transported...

Eddy County expected to approve lobbying contract

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Eddy County Commission is expected to approve a contract Tuesday with a Washington-based lobbying firm to represent the county and city of Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/PNE08b) that the city and county...

Lack of funding prevents canyon from becoming park

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Funding is so tight that there is not enough money available to make Pecos Canyon a state park, said New Mexico State Parks Division director Tommy Mutz. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/NVIPHK) that state officials...

NM man dies after driving into oncoming traffic

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Flora Vista man died after driving into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 491 in between Gallup and Newcomb. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/OG7lvP) reports that 69-year-old Ricardo Cordon was driving home...