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Albuquerque woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend

July 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Police in Albuquerque have arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend after accusing him of having an affair. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier (Te-SHAY’) says Lucy Kowalchuk was booked Saturday on one count each of aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. According to a...

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Police: 911 call reveals home intruder; a snake

July 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say officers rushed to an Albuquerque home invasion call and found an unusual intruder — a large snake. Police say officers recently removed the slithering reptile after a woman called 911. Officials believe the snake...

Bigger wolf habitat sought in Arizona, New Mexico

July 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials want to expand Mexican gray wolves’ potential habitat beyond its current small range along the New Mexico-Arizona border. The habitat needs to be expanded and the program’s rules changed to manage the...

Board told premium subsidies unaffected by ruling

July 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans will continue to qualify for subsidies if they buy medical insurance from a government online marketplace, a state insurance exchange official said Friday. Conflicting federal court rulings have raised questions about the...

Police: Nude New Mexico man pointed rifle at woman

July 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

Rick Kennedy   FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he kept pointed a rifle at a female neighbor while he was nude. Farmington police say 53-year-old Rick Kennedy was arrested Friday after a SWAT team surrounded...

Tyson Foods closing 3 plants in Iowa, NY, NM

July 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it’s closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company’s product needs have changed. Tyson, the biggest U.S. meat processor, announced Friday...

Video: SWAT officers told suspect to drop gun

July 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque SWAT officers yelled at an armed man at least three times to drop his gun before they fatally shot him in a parking lot Tuesday, newly released video footage shows. Videos police made public Thursday shows two tactical...

New Mexico set to decide on health exchange plan

July 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governing board of New Mexico’s health insurance exchange is to consider Friday whether to continue relying on a federal online system for enrolling individuals in medical plans. Board vice chairman Jason Sandel said Thursday...

6 Mexican wolves released into Gila Wilderness

July 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Six Mexican wolves were released Tuesday into the Gila Wilderness as part of its 15-year-effort to reintroduce the endangered predator to the Southwest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced. According to the agency,...

Auditor: No federal agency review of alleged fraud

July 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal Medicaid agency isn’t planning to review a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration last year to freeze payments to mental health providers because of alleged fraud, mismanagement and overbillings, State...