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Hot, dry conditions push NM fire another 12K acres

June 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SAN LORENZO, N.M. (AP) — A blaze burning in southern New Mexico was expected to grow again Saturday, a day after it made a run that consumed nearly 19 square miles of rugged terrain in the Gila National Forest. The Silver Fire has charred more than 88 square miles since being sparked by lightning on [&hellip...

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NM school bus blindfolding case prompts questions

June 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque school board has voted to renew a contract with one of the companies that provide bus service for the school district, but one family is asking that steps be taken to better protect children. Melissa Carrasco asked...

Ariz. pastor gets jail in NM traffic fatality

June 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Arizona pastor who struck and killed a man changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 40 has been sentenced to jail. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/12Zt3sk) that Wayne Salguero of Winslow, Ariz., was sentenced Thursday to 45...

NM physicist, wife plead guilty in nuke case

June 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear physicist and his wife pleaded guilty Friday to charges that included communicating classified nuclear weapons data, federal prosecutors said. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 77, and...

Audit to examine NM health employees’ expenses

June 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state auditor’s office has identified inconsistencies in expense forms submitted by the deputy secretary at the Department of Health and other agency employees, and that the expenses have raised red flags. State Auditor...

Farmington to cut bus service amid budget deficit

June 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — City officials are cutting Red Apple Transit’s Saturday routes in an effort to streamline service in Farmington amid a budget deficit. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/12YNlCg) that starting July 6 the city...

Man accused of hitting young boy with hammer in NM

June 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a wheelchair-bound man is in custody for allegedly hitting a 3-year-old boy in the head with hammer at an Albuquerque grocery store. Albuquerque police say the child was taken to a hospital Monday afternoon and the...

Las Cruces mayor seeks LA mayor’s help on debt

June 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Las Cruces is seeking help from Los Angeles’ mayor and Albuquerque’s former mayor to erase outstanding debt from his re-election campaign two years ago. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/11jh9Xm)...

Gonzales confirmed as federal judge

June 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to confirm New Mexico U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales as the state’s next federal judge, and New Mexico’s senators immediately recommended one of his assistants be appointed to replace...

Santa Fe man gets prison for Kmart armed robbery

June 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for robbing a store of DVDs at gunpoint in 2011. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Angelo Gutierrez also was sentenced Monday to three years of supervised release....