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Stepfather gets prison time for NM boy’s death

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has received the maximum sentence for killing his 5-year-old stepson. Albuquerque television station KOAT reports (http://bit.ly/1bdMfQ5) Richard Gutierrez was sentenced Monday to 36 years in prison, with six of those years suspended. He was charged with child abuse resulting in death, kidnapping and tampering...

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Lawsuit: 73-year-old left in solitary confinement

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials left a 73-year-old woman in solitary confinement for nearly five weeks and deprived her of medication for thyroid cancer and serious mental health issues, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. The...

Police: Albuquerque officer shoots suspect

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a suspect is in critical condition after being shot by an officer. Authorities say the officer shot the suspect Sunday afternoon in Northeast Albuquerque following a call from a woman who reported that the...

Plane carrying cadets makes safe emergency landing

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A plane carrying several cadets and officers from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs made a safe emergency landing in the northern New Mexico city of Las Vegas due to ice build-up on the aircraft. The Las Vegas...

El Dorado man accused of choking woman Sunday

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested after he choked a woman who had given him a ride from a Santa Fe bar to his vehicle. Police say the 26-year-old woman agreed early Sunday to give 21-year-old Ryan Catron of El Dorado a ride to his...

UNM regents to consider investing in high-tech hub

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An effort to establish a high-tech research and development center in downtown Albuquerque could get an infusion of cash depending on what the University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents decides. The regents will review...

State report: More tourists visiting New Mexico

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tourism officials in New Mexico say more people are visiting the state. A report from the state’s Tourism Department found that New Mexico saw 2.6 percent more overnight and day visitors in 2012 than it did in 2011. There were 32...

NM boy finally has father after years without one

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — John Rogers was sitting in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s United terminal, his connection from Thailand stalled for 13 hours by Hurricane Sandy, when he discovered Josiah Saunders. The 13-year-old boy’s face...

NM school district reports enrollment increase

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Student enrollment at northwestern New Mexico’s Central Consolidated School District is up by about 6 percent. Superintendent Don Levinski tells The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/IxLKdP ) that this marks the first time in a long...

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White House: On track for website goal

December 1, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo This photo of part of the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, on Friday. The beleaguered health insurance website has had periods of down times as as the government tries to fix the problems. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama...