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SF jury awards $2M for botched back surgery

September 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe jury has awarded $2 million to a man whose back surgery was so badly botched he suffered cardiac arrest and required three more surgeries. Matt McCann entered Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe in May 2008 for removal of a herniated disc. But the [&hellip...

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9 years for woman in death of Albuquerque cyclist

September 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A young woman who was high on methamphetamines when her car hit and killed a bicyclist in Albuquerque will spend the next nine years in prison. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports (http://bit.ly/QlxSF4 ) District Judge Ross Sanchez handed...

Carver honored in Farmington for prize poster

September 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Dennis Ross poses with a poster at the Farmington Musuem,featuring his art work promoting the 2012 Totah Festival held at the Farmington Civic Center, on Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria) FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Community members, art...

Dona Ana County manager out on medical leave

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County commissioners will have to appoint an interim county manager at their next meeting. County Manager Brian Haines notified the commissioners Friday that he will be out indefinitely on medical leave. The county cited...

4 new human West Nile virus cases in New Mexico

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Four more New Mexicans have been infected with West Nile virus, bringing the total in the state this year to 18 human cases. No deaths have been reported so far. New Mexico Department of Health officials announced Friday that the new...

Wanted Mexican gray wolf on the run in NM

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A female Mexican gray wolf wanted for killing too many cows in southwestern New Mexico is giving trappers the slip. More than a month after the order to remove the pack leader and mother of pups sparked a public outcry, she remains...

Backers of Albuquerque wage hike go to court

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition backing a ballot initiative to boost Albuquerque’s minimum wage says it will seek a court order to put the proposal before voters in November’s election. Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver tells...

Cash crunch hits Santa Fe Children’s Museum

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The popular Santa Fe Children’s Museum may be forced to close by the end of the year because of a budget crunch. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/RsTudb ) reports the museum needs to raise $200,000 by the end of the year...

Albuquerque animal shelters giving away dogs

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s two animal shelters are expected to be jammed with people this weekend as the city waives adoption fees for adult dogs. The city Animal Welfare Department’s Eastside and Westside shelters expect to be so...

NM regulators to consider clean energy standard

September 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators on Thursday set the stage for a discussion that could result in a novel program aimed at curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The Public Regulation Commission agreed to schedule workshops to...