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Holloman Air Force Base gets new commander

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Holloman Air Force Base has a new commander. Col. Andrew Croft says he’s honored to take over command and brings hard work and honesty to the post. Croft most recently served as a commander at Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. He takes over the post from Col. David [&hellip...

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Couple sues Albuquerque police over gun-pointing

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man and his wife have sued police and the chief of the department, alleging that officers violated their civil rights when they ordered them out of their home at gunpoint and put them in handcuffs. Brendan Rogillio...

Authorities ID dead man found in NM parking lot

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man found dead in a downtown Albuquerque parking lot. Albuquerque police say the victim is Ian Tsethilkai. KOB-TV says Tsethilkai suffered a stab wound to the chest and had severe trauma to his head...

NM governor to push for fireworks legislation

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has spent the last few weeks touring fire-ravaged parts of the state. With each stop, she has been urging people to be careful as the Fourth of July approaches. That’s all she can do. State law...

New Mexico on edge as monsoon season approaches

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters with the National Weather Service said Friday it’s still unclear whether the showers that soaked communities along the Middle Rio Grande Valley overnight are a sign of what’s to come this monsoon season. New...

NM public employee pension plan changes proposed

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Retired public employees could see their yearly cost-of-living adjustments shrink under a plan recommended to New Mexico lawmakers Friday that would shore up the long-term finances of a pension plan for more than 50,000 workers. Other...

State-owned airplane damaged at Santa Fe airport

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a government-owned twin-engine airplane is out of commission because of an accident at the Santa Fe airport. The General Services Department said the 2006 Beechcraft King Air was hit Friday by a small tractor called...

NM livestock owners warned of viral outbreak

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico livestock owners are being urged to take precautions against a severe strain of a virus that causes outbreaks in horses and other animals. The New Mexico Livestock Board and the state veterinary warned of the possible...

NM higher education gets poor grades in new report

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico colleges and universities are some of the most underperforming nationwide when it comes to students’ success, according to a report released this week. Competitive Workforce, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliate,...

Santa Fe police enact new misconduct policy

June 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say they will dismiss any officers who commit deception or serious misconduct as part of a new zero-tolerance policy. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/PIOpz8) reports the new policy going into effect Friday...