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Amtrak train, truck in accident near Albuquerque

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say an Amtrak passenger train struck a tractor-trailer rig carrying automobiles at a crossing on the southern outskirts of Albuquerque late Wednesday morning. Bernalillo County sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Williamson says initial reports indicate there were no serious injuries. Amtrak spokesman Marc...

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Navajo data center to spread wireless Internet

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is in the final testing phases of a project that will make wireless Internet available to a majority of people on the vast reservation. Tribal officials attending the opening of an $8 million commercial data center...

ACLU, Albuquerque reach deal in oversight case

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque reached a settlement Wednesday in a freedom-of-speech lawsuit against the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission. Under the terms of the settlement, the...

NM reaches settlement over foreclosure ads

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has reached a settlement with a California law firm that will bring to an end misleading radio ads regarding mortgage foreclosure assistance. Attorney General Gary King says the ads by...

NMSU baseball program gets $1.4M gift

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Baseball has long been a passion for New Mexico State University alumnus Michael Johnson. He and his older brother used to play and the sport was a true love for his mother. So he and his wife Judy have decided to give the Aggie...

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...

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...