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Navajos reach agreement to keep detox center open

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation, McKinley County and Gallup officials have signed an agreement to keep a detox and alcohol treatment facility open. The agreement came after the Na’Nizhoozhi Center Inc. closed its operations in June, sparking fears that alcohol-related violent crime and deaths could increase and hospital emergency rooms could...

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McCluskey jury hearing medical science testimony

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal court jury in Albuquerque is hearing testimony about the thinking capacity of an Arizona prison inmate as it considers whether he should get a death sentence or life in prison. John McCluksey was convicted Oct. 7 of...

Federal agency burning undergrowth in NM forests

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prescribed burns are being used in a national forest in northern New Mexico to try to reduce the risk of damaging wildfires. The Santa Fe National Forest’s Coyote Ranger District burned 200 acres northeast of Gallina on Wednesday...

Calif. man stricken at NM camp of missing son

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in western New Mexico say the father of a missing hiker died while monitoring the search for his son near Reserve. Search team spokesman Dave Baldridge says 70-year-old Ray Lockhart of Huntington Beach, Calif., died...

Reports possible soon on some mental health fraud

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King said Thursday his office may soon finish investigations into fraud allegations against some behavioral health providers shut off from Medicaid payments by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration. King...

NM awards $27M water infrastructure loan

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state environment department said Thursday it is loaning the city of Portales $27 million to upgrade its wastewater system as part of an effort by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration to help communities improve aging...

Wife rescued, search continues for NM man

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CHAMA, N.M. (AP) — Search and rescue teams are scouring northern New Mexico for a Tres Piedras man who became separated from his wife after their car got stuck. Authorities say they’re hoping clues found Wednesday will narrow the search for...

Workforce Solutions requests funding increase

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state agency that runs New Mexico’s unemployment insurance program says it needs a dramatic increase in state funding to handle its workload. The Workforce Solutions Department is requesting an additional $11.4 million of...

Police find explosive devices in 2 Roswell homes

October 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police are searching for a man they believe is tied to explosive devices discovered in two different homes. KRQE-TV reported (http://bit.ly/HfO5tf ) Wednesday that authorities consider 34-year-old David Baca a person of...

2 searches ongoing for hikers in NM

October 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are continuing searches in northern and western New Mexico for two missing people. The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council said Wednesday that the Civil Air Patrol has been brought in to help with the searches. Spokesman...

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