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Groups offer $15K reward in Clovis murder

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two groups are offering a $15,000 reward in hopes of solving the mystery of a Clovis woman found dead in a park. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/eJ5clM) that Curry County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous group of area citizens want the money to encourage people to give information on the [&hellip...

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1 injured after small plane crashes in Los Lunas

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one person was injured after a small plane flipped over while landing at the Mid Valley Airpark in Los Lunas. New Mexico State Police say the right tire of the fixed wing plane gave way while the pilot was landing the...

New Mexico immigrants hopeful after Obama move

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Immigrants in New Mexico say they are encouraged by President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration but believe more reforms are needed. Barbara Gomez, a member of the University of New Mexico student group Dream...

Los Alamos director denies lab hid facts on leak

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of Los Alamos National Laboratory is denouncing a published report that exposed missteps at the lab that played a part in a radiation leak at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository. Lab director Charlie...

New Mexico man pleads guilty in a kidnapping case

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Deming man has pleaded guilty in a federal court to conspiracy, kidnapping and firearms charges. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Jessie A. Hopper Jr. entered his plea Friday without a plea agreement. Hopper and two co-defendants were...

No charges likely in New Mexico neighbor shooting

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who police said fatally shot his black Iraq War veteran neighbor — a shooting that some civil rights advocates later compared to the slaying of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin — likely won’t face...

Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

November 20, 2014 • Business, State NewsComments (0)

From left, Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president of global quality assurance at Japanese airbag maker Takata, Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, and Scott Kunselman, Chrysler’s senior vice president of vehicle safety and...

Groups tell US: Don’t extend Fermi 2 plant license

November 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

Tyson Smith, second right, an attorney for DTE Energy Co., responds to public comments during a hearing Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Monroe, Mich., about whether the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board should renew the license for the utility to operate its...

Advocates preparing for immigration changes

November 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant-rights groups in New Mexico say they are preparing for the upcoming immigration changes with planned legal clinics and by reaching out to oil field workers. The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center said this week it will launch...

New Mexico lawmakers grill spaceport boss

November 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers demanded more details Thursday about how the New Mexico Spaceport Authority plans to succeed now that the nearly quarter-billion-dollar Spaceport America stands empty and commercial fights by anchor tenant Virgin Galactic...