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Arkansas motorcyclist killed riding in New Mexico

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas man was killed while riding his motorcycle on a New Mexico interstate. New Mexico State Police say 56-year-old Thomas Farina, of Texarkana, was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 near Santa Rosa shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve. Police say Farina [&hellip...

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Carlsbad Caverns to stay closed due to flooding

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad Caverns will remain closed because of hazardous road conditions caused by recent flooding. National Park Service officials say crews are working Sunday to clear debris on a road brought in by high water. The park has been...

Albuquerque workers want to halt pay raises

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 2,000 Albuquerque municipal employees say a proposed pay raise by the city would come at the cost of an unapproved contract. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1mvN43I) that representatives for more than 2,000 workers have...

New Mexico prisoner cuts himself with razor

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man who was about to be sentenced for a murder conviction cut himself with a razor blade and had to be forcibly removed from a court holding cell and rushed to a hospital. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1p65sLV)...

Aztec boy dies from injuries suffered in accident

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A 7-year-old Aztec boy has died from injuries he suffered after he was accidentally run over by a farm tractor driven by his father. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1uMBKBb) that Dylan Brown’s funeral will be...

Poll shows strong disapproval of health care law

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A newspaper’s poll found that nearly half of New Mexico voters say the new federal health care law has been a failure. The poll by the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Z2162i) also found that a majority of voters said Gov....

Workers strained by flooding near Artesia rescued

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — The National Guard rescued 40 oilfield workers who became stranded near Artesia due to floodwaters from remnants of Hurricane Odile. The workers became strained at a drilling location on Friday, but were later brought to a safe location...

New Mexico commission recommends keeping 73 judges

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state commission that evaluates judges in New Mexico has recommended that voters keep 73 of 85 judges who are facing retention votes in the November general election. The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission...

Man fatally shot after vehicle chase in New Mexico

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police say an officer fatally shot a 33-year-old man in Las Cruces who had led authorities on a 68-mile chase and then refused to get out of his vehicle. New Mexico State Police say William Smith of El Paso, Texas, was pronounced...

Man fatally shot after vehicle chase in New Mexico

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police say an officer fatally shot a 33-year-old man in Las Cruces who had led authorities on a 68-mile chase and then refused to get out of his vehicle. New Mexico State Police say William Smith of El Paso, Texas, was pronounced...