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Albuquerque mayor announces run for re-election

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says he has a passion for the city and he’s going to run for re-election. Berry and challengers Pete Dinelli and Paul Heh filed their paperwork with the city clerk on Tuesday, officially kicking off the mayoral race. Later this week, their names will be drawn to [&hellip...

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OMI rules police custody death as homicide

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Office of the Medical Investigator has classified the death of a man who was in the custody of Roswell police as a homicide. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1bteey0) the autopsy results for 34-year-old Cody Towler...

NM reports 1st death from West Nile Virus in 2013

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has recorded its first death in 2013 from a West Nile Virus infection. The state Department of Health says an 83-year-old man from Curry County died after being hospitalized for encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of...

NM Dept: Health services Ariz. takeover proceeding

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (1)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The takeover of Medicaid-funded behavioral health providers by Arizona companies is proceeding as planned, New Mexico officials said. But the Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/18r8EdK) that critics say the process has been...

Limousine tour guide Harold Davis, dressed as “Breaking Bad” character Walter White, is just one of many Albuquerque natives who is cashing in on the popularity of the AMC show, which began its final season on Sunday.

Albuquerque businesses hoping to cash in on ‘Breaking Bad’

August 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — It’s been five years of meth addicts, deadly shootings, violent drug traffickers and hidden secrets of the desert. And throughout the filming of AMC hit television series “Breaking Bad” in Albuquerque, interest in this Southwestern...

Pentagon reiterates opposition to power project

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense has reiterated its opposition to a plan to build a $1.2 billion electric transmission system in New Mexico. The defense agency had warned earlier this year that a 45-mile stretch of the proposed...

Ex-school site’s owner loses court battle

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered the owner of the former St. Catherine Indian School in Santa Fe to secure the historic buildings there and address their structural integrity. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/13cnTJj) that the city...

Mesilla officials to mull 2 key appointments

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Mesilla board of trustees on Monday will consider filling two key positions on the town staff. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1bmMUBA) that the board could appoint a new marshal and select at least an interim town...

Estancia woman suspected of killing husband

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — An Estancia woman suspected of fatally stabbing her husband has been arrested. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety says 48-year-old Kimberly Peterson was booked at the Torrance County Detention Facility on suspicion of murder....

Applicants to medical pot program rarely rejected

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People applying to become part of New Mexico’s 6-year-old medical marijuana program are seldom rejected. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/19krLLf) that of the 12,977 applications submitted to the New Mexico...