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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 announce the expansion of several companies. She says AGPower will bring 20 new jobs, [&hellip...

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Wet or dry NM winter? Dueling predictions issued

October 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans hoping for a wet, snowy winter have dueling forecasts to choose from this year. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/18t0Bza ) Friday that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts...

NM man charged with squeezing puppy to death

October 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man accused of squeezing a puppy to death after he caught it chewing his couch has been charged with extreme animal cruelty. KOAT-TV reports Friday (http://bit.ly/176HYTO ) that 45-year-old Marshall Aragon was turned...

Cloud of chile powder causes NM hazmat situation

October 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A cloud of habanero chile powder sent one woman to a hospital and hazardous materials crews to a Las Cruces industrial park. Workers called 911 around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday complaining of irritated eyes, sore throats and bloody noses....

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...

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...