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Albuquerque men sentenced to prison for wire fraud

October 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque real estate broker and a loan officer both will be serving federal prison sentences for wire fraud. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Keith Michael Courtney was sentenced to a two-year prison term followed by three years of supervised release. They say 40-year-old Jason Johns was sentenced Wednesday to five months in...

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Someone shoots at TV station’s helicopter in NM

October 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at an Albuquerque television station say someone fired shots at its parked helicopter, causing more than $100,000 in damages to the aircraft. KOAT officials say Albuquerque police are searching for the driver and passenger...

Police: Brother thwarts girl’s attempted abduction

October 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a 9-year-old boy thwarted a man’s attempted abduction of the boy’s 8-year-old sister while they were walking to school. According to police, a man got out of a single-cab pickup truck and tried to...

UNM delays implementation of financial aid change

October 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Reacting to criticism, the University of New Mexico is postponing financial aid changes that include tightening eligibility requirements for a scholarship for first-year students. The new standards were to have taken effect in the...

Penalty phase of Ariz inmate murder trial to begin

October 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The jury that convicted an Arizona prisoner of murdering a retired Oklahoma couple after a prison break returns Monday to decide whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison. The trial’s penalty phase is expected...

SpaceX could launch rocket from NM site this year

October 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Space Explorations Technologies Corp. says it could launch its first test flight from Spaceport America by late December. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/1aPixT9 ) reports that SpaceX President and CEO Gwynne Shotwell...

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October 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Luxury amenities called a must for Spaceport area LAS CRUCES (AP) — One of the high-fliers planning to take off from Spaceport America on the world’s first commercial spaceline says he and other space travelers will expect luxury amenities when they visit...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closes all regulatory offices

October 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District today announced it will close its Regulatory offices due to the absence of available federal funding. Regulatory offices will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications,...

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2 charged in Fla. after bullied girl’s suicide

October 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest over the weekend of two juvenile girls in a Florida bullying case at a press conference in Winter Haven, Fla., Monday. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — It was a cold-hearted...

NM man arrested for taking daughter from grandma

October 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man is in custody for allegedly taking his 3-year-old daughter from her grandmother who has power of attorney over the girl. Santa Fe police say 27-year-old Christopher Quinones was arrested around 1:30...

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