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Truck hauling road paint crashes in NM forest

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer rig that was hauling road striping paint was injured when his truck tumbled about 200 feet down a mountainside near Los Alamos. The driver, identified as 51-year-old Francisco Maes of Willard, was taken to a Santa Fe hospital Tuesday. His condition was not [&hellip...

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NM Corrections Dept. to revamp inmate work program

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Department of Corrections division that offers inmates job training and offers a chance to earn money is getting revamped, officials announced Tuesday. At a news conference held at the University of New Mexico Anderson...

NM gov. says ’47 percent’ important voting group

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez distanced herself Tuesday from a statement by Mitt Romney that nearly half of Americans believe they are victims dependent upon government. The GOP presidential nominee’s remarks, made to donors...

NM police search for suspect in fatal beating

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are searching for a man involved in fatal beating near a fast-food restaurant on the city’s northeast side. Television station KRQE reports (http://bit.ly/S2micC) that the altercation between two people...

NM short of money for general election costs

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Unexpected general election costs have created a $1.4 million hole in the secretary of state’s budget, but the financial squeeze won’t prevent New Mexicans from casting ballots in November, according to New Mexico’s...

NM proposes concealed handguns in state parks

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — People licensed to carry a concealed handgun could bring their loaded weapons into a New Mexico state park under a proposal by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration. It’s among several administrative rule changes suggested...

Death penalty remains option in NM murder case

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The death penalty remains an option for punishment in the case of a former Arizona inmate accused of killing a couple in New Mexico. John McCluskey is charged with carjacking and murder in the deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of...

Authorities: Hunters stumble upon NM pot farm

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAJIQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a pair of hunters have stumbled upon a massive marijuana growing operation and later sparked a federal seizure worth millions of dollars. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/UhqoQe) that federal agents pulled about 200 pot...

Los Alamos County unveils $53 million smart grid

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials are celebrating the powering up of a $53 million smart grid project developed by scientists in New Mexico and Japan. Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization is working with Los Alamos...

NM regulators consider PNM solar proposal

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are considering a proposal that would mean fewer credits for Public Service Company of New Mexico customers who install solar photovoltaic systems. Renewable Energy Certificate credits have been slashed by more...