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Kirtland AFB postpones sending furlough notices

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base is putting the brakes on its plan to send furlough notices Friday to thousands of civilian employees at the Albuquerque base. Base officials had said approximately 2,100 Kirtland workers would start getting notices that they’ll face unpaid time off from work. However, that changed Thursday when the...

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NM high court upholds murder conviction, sentence

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a man’s conviction and sentence in a 2008 killing in Chaves County. The unanimous ruling Thursday was issued in the case of Allen C. Dwyer Jr. He pleaded no contest to first-degree felony...

Police say man found dead was shot by neighbor

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they aren’t making an immediate arrest in the shooting death of a man early Tuesday morning. Police identify the dead man as 23-year-old Jonathan Mitchell. According to police, a neighbor shot Mitchell...

Suspect in stabbing at NM laundromat is arrested

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A suspect in the stabbing of a woman at a Farmington laundromat last week is in custody. Farmington police say 27-year-old Sophie Yazzie is being held on $40,000 bond on suspicion of attempted homicide. Police were dispatched to the...

Las Cruces man accused of shooting neighbors’ dog

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man suspected of shooting his neighbors’ dog has been arrested. Las Cruces police say 50-year-old Tony A. Sanders is being held on $5,000 bond at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on suspicion of extreme cruelty...

Man shot by NM police linked to officer shooting

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A gun found at the scene where a man was shot and killed by state police has been linked to a previous shooting of an Albuquerque police officer, Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said Wednesday. At a joint news conference with...

Industry hopes film bill returns competitive edge

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

QUE, N.M. (AP) — As the TV series that helped cement Albuquerque’s reputation as a film center draws to a close, New Mexico officials are optimistic that a so-called “Breaking Bad” bill to sweeten incentives for television productions will...

Navajo Nation considers 2nd study on mine purchase

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is digging deeper into the likely costs and benefits of purchasing a coal mine from the Australian-based mining company of BHP Billiton. The tribe announced in December it wants to buy the Navajo Mine, the sole...

New trails give new life to Arroyo Hondo

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Six hundred years ago, Native Americans made their homes along the banks of what would later be called the Hondo River southeast of Santa Fe. About 100 years ago, a Chicago banker unsuccessfully tried to dam that river and create a...

Man pleads guilty to embezzling from a NM casino

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former employee of the Santa Ana Star Casino has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the gaming establishment. Prosecutors say 42-year-old John Hoffman, of Rio Rancho, entered his plea Wednesday. Hoffman was accused of...