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NM airport braces for fewer Southwest flights

November 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Airport officials are bracing for significant Southwest Airlines flight losses next year when part of a federal law expires that now forces many flights to or from Dallas Love Field to land in Albuquerque. The provision known as the Wright Amendment only allows direct flights to or from Love Field to [&hellip...

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Farmington man arrested in woman’s death

November 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police in Farmington say they’re seeking second-degree murder and domestic battery charges against a man after they found a woman dead in the apartment they shared. Police say in a statement that they went to the apartment...

Albuquerque Police: Man rear-ends FBI agent’s car

November 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man who was apparently driving drunk after a college basketball game is facing battery charges after he rear-ended an FBI agent’s car and then punched the agent in the face. The incident involving...

Court affirms conviction in Las Vegas murder

November 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court has upheld the murder conviction of a Las Vegas man for the 2009 shooting death of another San Miguel County man. Louis Benavidez was sentenced to life in prison for killing Kevin Duran outside of the...

After 5 days, water service to Vaughn restored

November 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) — Five days after the taps ran dry, water began trickling back to the central New Mexico town of Vaughn on Monday. But state environmental officials were cautioning the nearly 800 people on the Vaughn Duran Water System in Guadalupe County...

Blue Cross of NM buying Lovelace Health Plan

November 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico announced Monday that it is acquiring Lovelace Health Plan in a deal both companies said should give Lovelace’s 108,000 members access to a larger network of providers. Health Care Services...

Shiprock man arrested in shooting on Navajo Nation

November 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Shiprock man accused of shooting and wounding a woman at a Navajo Nation housing complex has been arrested. They say 25-year-old Patrick Lynn Benally was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals near Morgan...

2 Sandia workers find unexpected Iraq War link

November 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A chance conversation led two Sandia National Laboratories workers to discover they fought in the same battle in Iraq in 2005. John Bailon and Jason Shelton have become close friends since Bailon mentioned last spring that he had...

NM 1st state to get photos of all lost in Vietnam

November 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — You can tell that David Edward Bergfeldt wanted to smile for the color photo snapped in the summer of 1969. He was visiting home in Las Cruces during his second tour of duty in Vietnam. Wearing his dress uniform, he was seated on a...

Las Vegas police seeking pay raise near impasse

November 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The union that represents Las Vegas police officers says its members are underpaid and deserve a 5 percent raise. The Las Vegas Police Officers Association has been negotiating with city officials on a new contract but the two sides...