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Teen booked on suspicion of vehicular homicide

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A teen who was the driver in a rollover crash in Bernalillo County that killed one of his passengers has been booked on suspicion of vehicular homicide and drunken driving. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/NwtpLt) that the 17-year-old was released from a hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries...

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Richardson, Huntsman to speak on presidential race

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two former governors and presidential candidates, Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Jon Huntsman of Utah, are to share their views about this year’s presidential race in an upcoming college lecture. Richardson and Huntsman are to...

Indian leaders share concerns about sacred sites

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday began reaching out to Native American political and spiritual leaders to address concerns over the protection of sacred sites on federal land. Tribal leaders said they’re frustrated. Some...

State: Mom, sisters eyed NM prison drug smuggle

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother and sisters of a New Mexico inmate are facing charges after authorities say the mother tried to smuggle Suboxone into prison through balloons. The New Mexico Corrections Department said Monday that 43-year-old Jo Silva...

Court to hear arguments in case by officer's widow

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit by a police officer’s widow who is seeking workers’ compensation benefits after her husband died rescuing a boy from a drowning while off duty. Officer Kevin...

'Breaking Bad' actor hosts NM fundraiser

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Breaking Bad actor has thrown his support behind an effort to curb heroin use among Albuquerque teens. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/MTYDjf) that Stephen Michael Quezada, who plays detective Steve Gomez on the show, recently...

Maintenance woes trouble Pecos Canyon

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Pecos Canyon in northern New Mexico is suffering from limited maintenance. Trash bins at several camping and picnic sites in the canyon area are overflowing at the end of summer weekends. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

3 lawyers recommended for Albuquerque judgeship

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bipartisan commission is recommending three Albuquerque lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez as candidates for appointment to the 2nd Judicial District court in Bernalillo county. The nominating commission screened applicants...

Study on San Juan, Animas rivers begins this week

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A study that starts this week will try to pinpoint the sources of E. coli contamination in the San Juan and Animas rivers. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/OUwOTH) that the San Juan Watershed Group will gather...

New Mexico's chile harvest has begun

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The chile harvest has begun as grocery stores in Las Cruces are starting to roll out roasters in preparation for green chile sales. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/Oe6TaC) that this year’s crop is being sold at...