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Winter storm moving through NM, 2nd on the way

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A winter storm warning was canceled in most of New Mexico Saturday as a storm moved out of the state, but a second cold front is right on its tail and a third and stronger system was expected Sunday night. The storm that was moving out Saturday dropped up to several [&hellip...

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Portales deputy police chief on admin leave

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The deputy police chief and longtime spokesman for the police department in Portales is on paid leave as the district attorney investigates unspecified allegations. Police Chief Jeff Gill tells the Portales News-Tribune...

PNM wants halt to power plant emissions upgrade

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Co. of New Mexico wants a federal appeals court to set aside a decision requiring it to upgrade pollution controls at its coal-fired plant outside Farmington. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered PNM to...

2 men trying to help woman stabbed, 1 dies

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Fe County say two men who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute were stabbed by a man who was later captured. County sheriff’s officials say 21-year-old Victoriano Gonzales of Santa Fe was stabbed in the...

NM Forestry to start spring seedling sale

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Forestry Division is planning to sell more than 80,000 tree and shrub seedlings as part of its 2012 spring conservation program. State Forester Tony Delfin says more than 60 different species will be available....

NM Wiccan follower gets 20 years for killing

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to fatally stabbing a man with a dagger she planned to use as part of a Wiccan ritual was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday. Angela Sanford, 31, received the maximum sentence at a...

Wind turns to snow as NM prepares for winter blast

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wind has turned to snow in New Mexico, as wintery weather shut parts of Interstate 40 for a few hours and caused dangerous driving conditions through Raton Pass. Forecasters expected the worst of the storm to hit western and central...

Fort Sill Apache lobbying for casino support

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Fort Sill Apache are gearing up for another round in their long-running fight to open a casino in southern New Mexico. The tribe last week was granted a 30-acre reservation near Deming — the first new reservation in the state...

Santa Fe PD look for man in cape and nothing else

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man wearing a mask and a cape and nothing else is flashing folks in Santa Fe. Police Capt. Aric Wheeler tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/sTo7dh ) the last report about the super hero flasher was he was wearing just a ski mask. Police are...

NM Wiccan follower to be sentenced for slaying

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to fatally stabbing a man with a dagger she planned to use as part of a Wiccan ritual is scheduled Friday to be sentenced. Angela Sanford, 31, faces up to 20 years in prison at a hearing...