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Fire from electrical short at senior care facility

October 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been treated for smoke inhalation after an apartment fire in Albuquerque. City fire officials say crews were dispatch to the three-story senior care facility shortly after noon Saturday. Upon arrival, crews discovered smoke on the second floor coming from one room. They say an electrical short...

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Santa Fe police investigating hit-and-run accident

October 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe are searching for a driver in a hit-and-run crash that injured a woman in another vehicle. Officers responded to the scene of the crash about 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Quapaw and Espinacitas streets....

NM’s AG releases a redacted mental health audit

October 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Attorney General Gary King has released part of an audit that led to a shakeup in New Mexico’s mental health system, but most of the details are redacted. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1aYxUJ5) the report...

Land deal lawsuit in NM to cost taxpayers $3.57M

October 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has found that Bernalillo County and the city of Albuquerque willfully breached a land deal contract signed in 1997. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/GVpIQK) reports that Friday’s verdict will cost taxpayers $3.57...

Nebraska man gets long prison term in NM drug case

October 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Nebraska man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after drugs were found in his bag at a New Mexico train station. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Rayvell Vann, of Omaha, also was sentenced Friday to at least eight years...

Calif. man pleads guilty to possessing pipe bombs

October 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California man has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of pipe bombs after several were found in his car at a New Mexico border inspection. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Lloyd Jonathon Fry entered his plea Thursday in a federal...

Albuquerque man claims retirement funds stolen

October 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who stashed his retirement money in a friend’s garage says it has been stolen. Craig Blanchard says he had been storing $135,000 in the garage because he doesn’t trust banks and thought his friend had...

NM media push on health insurance exchange on hold

October 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is postponing a media push for its health insurance exchange while glitches in the federal system are worked out. TV commercials and other paid advertising are ready to go, but they’re on hold, said Robin Hunn, a...

Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in NM

October 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Bloomfield say they’re investigating an apparent murder-suicide at a mobile home park. Officers were dispatched to the Lee Hi Mobile Home Park around 8:15 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report of a shooting....

Gov. Martinez in Roswell-area to talk jobs

October 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

DEXTER, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says nearly 200 new jobs have been created in the Roswell area. Martinez, Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, local officials and local business owners were at AGPower Biomass Plant in Dexter Friday morning to...

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