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NM man killed, 7 others injured in rollover crash

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man from Las Vegas, N.M., died and seven other people were seriously injured in Santa Fe County when the SUV they were traveling in blew a tire and rolled over several times on Interstate 25. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/RY3xai) that 51-year-old Alani Tuineau Sione was thrown [&hellip...

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Joint Las Cruces-Dona Ana Co. 911 center in peril

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A partnership between Dona Ana County and Las Cruces to build and operate a new 911 center is in peril because of a political and philosophical fight over its location. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima tells the Las Cruces Sun-News...

Top SF schools execs get raises, teachers none

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Five top Santa Fe Public Schools administrators received big raises as one of the last acts of outgoing superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez even though teachers and other district employees haven’t seen a pay boost in five years....

Man jailed on $100K bond in governor threat case

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Valencia County man facing five misdemeanor charges for allegedly harassing Gov. Susana Martinez remains behind bars in the Santa Fe County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond despite facing only misdemeanor charges. The attorney for...

$3.4M Carlsbad school bond to pay for technology

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A $3.4 million school bond issue planned in Carlsbad would be used to upgrade technology at the district’s 14 schools and education centers. District officials say if it is approved by the Carlsbad Municipal School board at a...

Rio Grande neighborhood riled by closures

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Josi Rivera, 72, and her neighbors live on the wrong side of the Rio Grande. It’s a circumstance that’s caused them headaches for years. Because of it, they don’t have landline phone service. The postal service...

DWI driver enters state fair parade, hits marchers

September 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a drunken driver who drove into the state fair parade hit two marchers before being stopped. Police spokesman Sgt. Ferris Simmons says a side mirror hit a 17-year-old girl and another young woman’s foot...

NM not likely to collect sales taxes from Amazon

September 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has little chance of cashing in on a windfall of tax revenue from Internet sales giant Amazon despite other states’ success in getting the company to collect sales taxes, a tax expert says. Unless Congress acts to...

Downs at Albuquerque cutting top race schedule

September 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Downs at Albuquerque is citing shrinking casino revenues and a nosedive in its live betting revenues as the reason it is cutting six major state races from its fall schedule. A downward revenue trend has been ongoing since July,...

Lea County jail on lockdown after contraband found

September 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The discovery of contraband that could be used as a weapon or in an escape has prompted officials to lock down the Lea County Correctional Facility. The New Mexico Corrections Department says the jail in Lovington will be in lockdown...