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2 fence workers killed on I-40 near Gallup

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say two workers have died and a third was injured after a recreational vehicle hit them on Interstate 40 near Gallup. State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says the Valley Fence Co. workers were preparing to install fencing in the I-40 median Wednesday morning when the RV [&hellip...

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NM woman wanted on child abuse charges in custody

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Deputies in Dona Ana County say a Mesquite woman wanted after her year-old son tested positive for cocaine has surrendered to authorities. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Jameson said Wednesday that 30-year-old Crystal Giron saw...

NM governor helps with adoption efforts

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A gallery of special portraits is planned for New Mexico State University’s Pan American Center that will highlight some of New Mexico’s foster children. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the Heart Gallery during a visit to...

NM health officials report 2 new West Nile cases

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say two new cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in the state, bringing this year’s total to 28. The Department of Health announced the new cases Wednesday. They involve a 64-year-old man from...

Former NM prison captain arraigned on rape charges

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a former high-ranking prison guard accused of raping an inmate at a state prison in Los Lunas. Television station KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RuVsQx) Kenneth Carrejo was arraigned Wednesday on four...

Police make gains in Albuquerque cold case

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators have solved half the mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Albuquerque man more than 30 years ago. DNA tests confirm that bones found near the Santa Fe ski basin in 2007 belonged to Ernest Salazar, state police...

UNM students protest ‘genocide’ abortion poster

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An anti-abortion poster depicting a fetus in an American Indian headdress has sparked a protest at the University of New Mexico. Around two dozen or so American Indian students held rally Wednesday after an anti-abortion activist...

Truck hauling road paint crashes in NM forest

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer rig that was hauling road striping paint was injured when his truck tumbled about 200 feet down a mountainside near Los Alamos. The driver, identified as 51-year-old Francisco Maes of...

NM Corrections Dept. to revamp inmate work program

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Department of Corrections division that offers inmates job training and offers a chance to earn money is getting revamped, officials announced Tuesday. At a news conference held at the University of New Mexico Anderson...

NM gov. says ’47 percent’ important voting group

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez distanced herself Tuesday from a statement by Mitt Romney that nearly half of Americans believe they are victims dependent upon government. The GOP presidential nominee’s remarks, made to donors...