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Los Alamos seeking to shed ‘Atomic City’ name

March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos does not want to be known as the “Atomic City” anymore. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/144E2Q2) that Los Alamos County is trying to create a new brand for the northern New Mexico community. Los Alamos is spending $50,000 to do it and has hired a company out of Tennessee to [&hellip...

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NMSU player pleads not guilty to battery charge

March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University senior forward Tyrone Watson has pleaded not guilty to a felony battery charge accusing him of severely beating a fellow student at a party. An indictment issued by a Dona Ana County grand jury accuses the...

Suit alleges guard got Bernalillo inmate pregnant

March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of a young woman alleges she got pregnant by a now-former corrections officer while she was being held at a Bernalillo County juvenile center. The suit alleges that that the inmate was coerced into having...

Udall says NM taxpayers owed more than $6 million

March 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says more than 7,000 New Mexicans are owed more than $6 million by the Internal Revenue Service in unclaimed tax refunds from 2009. And the New Mexico Democrat is reminding residents that they only have until...

Next big oil boom could come in northwestern NM

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Executives from some of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies said Monday that the next big oil boom could take place in northwestern New Mexico. The executives are in Farmington for a two-day conference to discuss the...

Minn. looks at licenses for illegal immigrants

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Senate panel passed a bill on Monday that would let illegal immigrants get a Minnesota driver’s license, the most recent development in a push at the Capitol to train and ensure more drivers who aren’t U.S. citizens. The...

NM school bus driver sentenced in sex abuse case

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school bus driver has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in a sex abuse case. Federal prosecutors say 56-year-old Samuel Jackson of Shiprock was sentenced Monday for his abusive sexual contact conviction. They say...

Albuquerque police chief says he wasn’t forced out

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police chief said Monday that his decision to step down wasn’t connected to a U.S. Justice Department investigation on use of force or the result of pressure from the mayor. “I’ve been thinking about it for a...

NM’s unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate in January is unchanged from December’s revised rate. Labor officials say New Mexico’s unemployment rate of 6.6 percent is an improvement over January 2012 when the rate was 7.0...

Feds make marijuana seizures at New Mexico border

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 450 pounds of marijuana at the Columbus port of entry and another 950 pounds of pot in five other weekend seizures at the Antelope Wells port. They say a Mexican man was arrested...