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Corrections officer in Albuquerque accused of sexual assault

April 17, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a corrections officer at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque has been arrested. Jail officials say Wendy Vowinckel is accused of sexually assaulting a male inmate. They say she was taken into custody after information was investigated last Friday by county sheriff’s detectives....

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New Mexico Catholics undertake annual Easter pilgrimage

April 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

CHIMAYO, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of New Mexico Catholics are making the annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, an adobe church north of Santa Fe. It’s been an Easter tradition for 200 years. Around 30,000 people journey to the adobe shrine...

New Mexico district to cut middle-school sports to save cash

April 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation’s largest school districts has decided to eliminate middle school sports to save money, in the latest response to a financial crisis gripping New Mexico. Parents reacted with dismay to 3,400 students in...

US launches qualification tests for upgraded nuke bomb

April 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are claiming success with the first in a new series of test flights involving an upgraded version of a nuclear bomb that has been part of the U.S. arsenal for decades. Work on the B61-12...

Santa Fe’s only cab company no longer offering rides

April 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe cab company is shutting down after 30 years as the city’s only taxi service. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2nPdTWJ) Capital City Cab President Matthew Knowles said Friday the company has struggled to...

Items from Patrick Swayze’s New Mexico ranch up for sale

April 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several items from actor Patrick Swayze’s estate will be auctioned off later this month, including property from his ranch in northern New Mexico. The auction will be held on April 28 and April 29 in Los Angeles. The items up...

New Mexico Catholics undertake annual Easter pilgrimage

April 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

CHIMAYO, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of New Mexico Catholics are making the annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, an adobe church north of Santa Fe. It’s been an Easter tradition for 200 years. Around 30,000 people journey to the adobe shrine...

Game over for middle-school sports in New Mexico district

April 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Athletics are losing out in the competition for limited dollars as one of the nation’s largest school districts prepares for funding cuts in cash-strapped New Mexico. Albuquerque Public Schools was set to drop its...

Energy company strikes $3 billion deal in New Mexico

April 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Energy company ConocoPhillip has sold its assets in northwest New Mexico for $3 billion. The Daily Times reported (http://bit.ly/2nNsi5J) Thursday that a Hilcorp Energy Company affiliate purchased the property. ConocoPhillip has been...

Navajo president seeks closure in case of slain officer

April 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the Navajo Nation says he hopes the case against a man accused of gunning down a tribal police officer doesn’t languish in the federal court system. Navajo President Russell Begaye urged the court to move...