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Closing arguments made in NM emissions case

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hearing over whether New Mexico should uphold regulations for curbing greenhouse gas emissions has wrapped up after a week and a half of testimony and public comment. At stake is a plan by the group New Energy Economy that was adopted last year by state regulators. It calls for [&hellip...

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Workers report cameras inside restroom

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — An investigation is under way in Rio Rancho after employees at a small, home-based business in the River’s Edge neighborhood claim they found a recording device in the bathroom. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/uAxnnS ) reports employees...

DA objects to venue change in Astorga death case

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The presiding Criminal Division judge in Bernalillo County is expected to hear arguments on District Attorney Kari Brandenburg’s request to keep a high-profile murder trial in Albuquerque or move it out of Santa Fe. The...

NM reaches settlement over air quality violations

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc. has reached an $800,000 settlement with the New Mexico Environment Department over air quality violations at a natural gas-fired power plant in southeastern New Mexico. The settlement, the largest...

Ex-Richardson officials goes before grand jury

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two former campaign officials of former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson have appeared before a federal grand jury looking into a possible probe of the former governor. Amanda Cooper, Richardson’s deputy campaign manager during...

Portales says ‘yes’ to selling liquor on Sunday

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Portales voters approved Sunday restaurant alcohol sales by a narrow margin in a referendum Tuesday. The final total was 311-278 for allowing sales of alcohol on Sunday at local restaurants. Election officials tell the Portales...

NMSU suspends sophomore guard Christian Kabongo

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Sophomore guard Christian Kabongo has been suspended indefinitely from the New Mexico State basketball team for violation of team rules. The suspension was announced Tuesday night by Aggies coach Marvin Menzies, who didn’t...

Cases against troubled NM officers suspended

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy voted Tuesday to suspend cases against police officers who had been disciplined after board members said they had no confidence in a prosecuting attorney appointed by the attorney...

NM spaceport official excited by new launch plane

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — News that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan are building the world’s biggest plane to help launch cargo and astronauts into space has New Mexico officials excited. Allen and Rutan announced their...

Former PRC commissioner jailed — again

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is in jail — again. Santa Fe County Undersheriff Ron Madrid says the 34-year-old Espanola resident was ordered arrested at noon Tuesday for violating...