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Volunteer for NM cheerleading squad gets probation

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cheerleading squad volunteer for a Catholic high school in Albuquerque was placed on probation after pleading no contest to allegations that she took thousands of dollars from the squad for her private business. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/OuwXzi) that 45-year-old D’Andrea Davis was placed on supervised...

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Fire destroys NM chapel, damages adjoining church

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a chapel in Los Alamos and caused significant damage to an adjoining main church. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/Ou4Osb ) that the cause of Wednesday’s blaze at the New Beginnings Fellowship...

Utility inadvertently diverted irrigation water

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The water utility in Albuquerque inadvertently diverted farmers’ irrigation water from the Rio Grande for more than a week in late June and used it for the city’s drinking water supplies. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Inmate awaiting release from NM jail found dead

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman awaiting release from the Santa Fe County jail was found dead in her cell. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/N0yOuc) that the cause of death for 33-year-old Eusemia Rodriguez is unknown and under investigation....

Blaze near Carlsbad Caverns 50 percent contained

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CALSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning on the western border of Carlsbad Caverns National Park is now 50 percent contained. Fire officials said Wednesday crews were able to take advantage of rain, higher humidity and cooler temperatures to battle the...

NM auditor looking into state drug court program

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The State Auditor’s Office says it is investigating a complaint of money missing in the First Judicial District’s Drug Court Program. The probe was launched after State District Judge Sheri Raphaelson reportedly made the...

NM woman puts 'soul' up for sale on eBay

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman has something for sale on eBay that most of wouldn’t even consider selling at any price — her soul. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/N9K4VL) that a woman identified as Lori N. recently put her soul up for...

NM museum director leaving to take Calif. position

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Shelby Tisdale, the director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, is leaving her post. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/M5YF1m) that the Autry National Center in Los Angeles recently announced Tisdale...

Albuquerque, UNM team up on Route 66 project

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico are teaming up for a project to revitalize the historic Route 66 corridor. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/OoJwMN) that the plan is for graduate students from UNM’s...

Police: Equipment to aid Navajo farmers stolen

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — More than $300,000 in equipment used to aid Navajo farmers has been stolen near Shiprock. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/N9IIKL) that the theft from the San Juan River Dineh Water Users Inc. happened late Saturday or early Sunday...