MENU

NM weather-related driving conditions improve

October 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AGUA FRIA, N.M. (AP) — Weather-related driving conditions are improving on highways in rural areas of northern New Mexico where snow fell Thursday. The state Department of Transportation says highways in the vicinity of Holman, Red River, Agua Fria and Idlewild are wet with blowing snow in some areas creating icy spots. Crews are out [&hellip...

Read More

Air Force drone crashes near base in New Mexico

October 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALALMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Air Force says one of its Predator drones crashed on the White Sands Missile Range during a training exercise from Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo. Cause of the crash Wednesday is under investigation but the Air Force...

Albuquerque police: Man hit in head with machete

October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man is in stable condition at an Albuquerque hospital after being struck on the head with a machete. Albuquerque police say the victim suffered a severe laceration. Officers were still at the scene Wednesday night...

NM could lose up to $25M in tobacco revenues

October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration plans to cut spending on several health and education programs because New Mexico faces the loss of up to $25 million from a nationwide settlement with tobacco companies. The state expected...

Online access to school data proposed for parents

October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will ask the Legislature to provide $1.2 million next year for online systems in schools to allow parents to access information about their children’s classroom work. The governor made the announcement...

New Mexico game and fish director resigns

October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The director of New Mexico’s Game and Fish Department announced his resignation Wednesday, but the department remained tightlipped about his departure. Word that Jim Lane would be stepping down was first made public after a...

State, Kirtland begin fuel spill cleanup test

October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State environment and Kirtland Air Force Base officials are pumping 70,000 gallons of contaminated water from the aquifer that feeds new Mexico’s largest city, an attempt to clean up a huge, underground jet fuel spill. The...

Defense argues mental deficiencies in murder case

October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Defense attorneys trying to spare convicted murderer John McCluskey from the death penalty showed jurors a scan Wednesday that they say shows “a small defect” in one area of his brain. Wrapping up the first phase of...

18-year-old killed in fall while surfing on truck

October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Chaves County authorities say an 18-year-old man died when he fell while “surfing” on the hood of a moving pickup truck. The Roswell Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1h0mr3c ) reports that Sheriff’s Lt. Daniel Ornelas said...

Parents still turn to troubled-youth ranches

October 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — David Hall was afraid of his own son. They were getting into violent, physical fights requiring police intervention. Fearing the teen would end up in juvenile detention, Hall had his son hauled away in handcuffs and shackles to a...