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Police: NM motorist stumbled into chase

January 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say the motorist who led officers on a televised high-speed chase was not the man officers thought they were after, but a suspected car thief who found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Officers say they were called to a Blake’s Lotaburger Thursday because the manager [&hellip...

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NM bill would allow more unmarked state vehicles

January 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — There could be more unmarked state government vehicles in New Mexico under a bill starting to move through the Legislature. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Sander Rue of Albuquerque is intended to allow probation and parole...

Man accused of sexually abusing girl he coached

January 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque say a 30-year-old man faces multiple charges accusing him of sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl whom he coached in arm wrestling. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says Joseph Cordova was...

Slain NM family remembered during crowded service

January 25, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Calvary Albuquerque Pastor Skip Heitzig prays with a crowd of people gathered in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, for a prayer vigil in honor of a couple and their three young children who were shot to death in their home last weekend. Authorities...

Martinez: NM high school grad rate up 7 points

January 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s four-year high school graduation rate jumped to 70 percent just a year after federal data showed the state’s 63 percent rate was one of the worst in the nation, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Thursday....

Uproar in NM over bill on abortion by rape victims

January 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Women’s rights groups and Democrats condemned a New Mexico Republican’s proposal on Thursday that they say could lead to felony charges against rape victims seeking an abortion, but the legislator maintained her measure was...

Orangutan at Albuquerque zoo is pregnant

January 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sarah the orangutan at the Albuquerque zoo is pregnant, and the zoo says keepers are surprised because she was on birth control. Average gestation of orangutans is seven months, but the zoo says the surprise pregnancy makes...

Police: 2 NM sabotaged Domino’s computer systems

January 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police say two Roswell men are suspected of sabotaging computer systems of 13 different Domino’s Pizza stores and causing around $100,000 worth of damage. Roswell police told the Roswell Daily Record (http://bit.ly/10CRunZ) that...

Las Cruces council approves false-alarm ordinance

January 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Owners of Las Cruces homes and commercial businesses will be subject to new fines for chronic false reports generated by alarm systems, but enforcement won’t start until Aug. 1. The ordinance approved Tuesday by the City...

Albuquerque schools superintendent gets extension

January 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The superintendent of the Albuquerque public school district is getting a one-year extension on his employment contract. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Tpwm7r ) reports that the extension approved by the school board...