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Man accused of kidnapping NM woman and her son

August 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in Hobbs for allegedly kidnapping a Roswell woman and her son. Roswell police say 27-year-old Jessie Chavez was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. He is accused of abducting a 28-year-old woman and her 9-year-old son Wednesday afternoon from a Roswell home and driving them [&hellip...

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Only 1 candidate recommended for Aztec judgeship

August 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — An independent nominating commission is sticking with its decision to recommend only one candidate to Gov. Susana Martinez for a vacant judgeship in northwestern New Mexico. The commission met Thursday in Aztec but there were no...

Court rules in uranium mine cleanup dispute

August 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled a uranium company’s insurance policies may cover costs of cleaning up contamination at a former mine in northwestern New Mexico. The ruling on Thursday sends the dispute back to a district court...

ABQ zoo gets rescued paralyzed seal

August 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Veterinarians and zoo keepers got their first look at a six or eight month old gray sea, he newest resident at the Rio Grande Zoo, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 in Albuquerque. The seal was brought to Albuquerque’s zoo Wednesday night from New Jersey, where...

Aryan Nation member arrested in NM double homicide

August 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man with a long criminal record has been arrested in connection with the killings of an Albuquerque woman and her nephew. Police said that 38-year-old Brian Pulliam was taken into custody early Thursday following an intense...

Audit faults NM for failing to assess tax breaks

August 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative auditors on Thursday criticized the state for failing to properly evaluate economic development incentives, estimating that it costs New Mexico taxpayers $31,000 to attract a job with a $43,000 average salary. The head of...

Feds release report on proposed NM uranium plant

August 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators have released a final environmental review of a proposed uranium deconversion plant in southeastern New Mexico. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there are no environmental effects that would preclude licensing the...

Bats gone, firefighters can go back to station

August 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque firefighters who had to move out of their station because it was infested with bats can go home again. Crews at the city’s Station 1 moved out Tuesday after complaining that bats who had taken up residence in the...

Dispute lingers over potential US Senate candidate

August 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court is asking the secretary of state’s office to try to resolve a dispute over whether an Albuquerque man should be on the general election ballot as the Independent American Party’s U.S. Senate...

Police probe deaths of 2 in Albuquerque home

August 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found inside a home on Albuquerque’s southeast side are being investigated as homicides. Albuquerque police spokesman officer Robert Gibbs says the victims were...