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PNM has strong earnings, faces heat from groups

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The parent company of New Mexico’s largest electric provider on Wednesday announced it has started to turn things around, reporting earnings of more than $176 million for 2011 and improvements in ongoing earnings per share of nearly 25 percent. PNM Resources’ earnings report comes as environmental groups accuse it of...

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Governor signs bill on veterans benefits

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More National Guard and Reserve personnel can qualify for state benefits for veterans under legislation signed into law by Gov. Susana Martinez. Under the new law, National Guard and Reserve members who complete six years of service...

Albuquerque man finds 'Jesus' on a tortilla

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man says he has found Jesus on a tortilla. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/waeIWl) that David Sandoval said he saw the image of the Lord on the tortilla while preparing to eat on Ash Wednesday last week. He said he...

Man arrested in Albuquerque beaten baby case

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after a little girl was found beaten. Police arrested 34-year-old Diego Gonzales Tuesday. He is the boyfriend of the girl’s mother. Marsha Lucero told...

Board questions safety of Sandia Labs' reactor

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal oversight board on Tuesday questioned the safety of a nuclear reactor at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, saying a recent review showed safety systems might be inadequate to protect workers and the community...

House redistricting fight likely winding down

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A legal fight may be winding down over political districts for the state House of Representatives in this year’s election. Acting at the request of lawyers for groups of Republican and Democratic voters, a panel of three...

3rd city employee arrested in extortion case

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A third employee of a New Mexico border city was arrested Tuesday during an investigation of a suspected extortion attempt against a mayoral candidate who was secretly recorded getting a lap dance from a topless woman. Martah...

Farmington PD ID body of missing Fruitland man

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police have recovered and identified the body of a 27-year-old Fruitland man missing since last November. San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies discovered Dereck George’s body submerged in water at a Farmington RV...

NM county considers changes to septic system rules

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county is considering making changes to its rules for septic systems in an effort to stop groundwater pollution. Bernalillo County has had three meetings to discuss the proposed changes, and another...

Man claims Albuquerque dispatcher faked call

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man claims in a lawsuit a former police department dispatcher, who is the mother of his children, conspired with co-workers to fabricate a police call in a child custody case. Attorneys for Mario Garcia claim...