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NM woman severely burned by ex-boyfriend dies

January 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who deputies say was severely burned by an ex-boyfriend has died. Authorities say that 49-year-old Genevieve Fay died Thursday after spending months in the hospital for pneumonia and a series of surgeries. According to Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies, Clarence Pergeson poured flammable liquid on Fay in June then...

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Woman charged in shooting death of man

January 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALCALDE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who claims she fatally shot a man in self-defense inside her Alcalde home has been arrested and charged with murder. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/13Nou1h ) that 35-year-old Kaiwee Martinez was arrested Thursday...

Job growth still negative in New Mexico

January 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate has risen slightly and state labor officials say December marked another month of negative job growth. Labor officials say New Mexico’s unemployment rate of 6.4 percent is up from 6.2...

Bill would ban enforcement of US gun laws in NM

January 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is among states where Republican legislators want to ban enforcement of federal gun laws, a backlash against new proposals for gun control in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. Legislation introduced by...

Jaguar at Albuquerque zoo euthanized due to cancer

January 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old female jaguar at the Albuquerque zoo has been euthanized because she had cancer. Zoo officials say cancer was first detected in Merlina’s mammary glands in July. They say she started showing signs of discomfort...

Judge keeps lawsuit against Urban Outfitters in NM

January 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a bid by Urban Outfitters Inc. to move a trademark infringement case against the clothing retailer and its subsidiaries out of New Mexico. The Navajo Nation sued Urban Outfitters last year, alleging it...

Ralph Shamas dies; was 5th District judge in NM

January 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Ralph Shamas, a 5th Judicial District Court judge since 2005, died after a monthlong battle with cancer. He was 65. Shamas died Thursday, said Tamra Gibson, officer manager for Ballard Funeral Home. Shamas had a varied law practice that...

NM candy store to give ‘Breaking Bad’ limo tours

January 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of an Albuquerque candy store is launching her own “Breaking Bad” tours. Debbie Ball, owner of The Candy Lady in Albuquerque’s Old Town, announced Friday that she will offer limo tours of popular sites...

Albuquerque Journal ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

January 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney for the state’s chief insurance regulator says his client has been given a 10-day unpaid suspension for missing a meeting with his soon-to-be ex-boss and for letting his employees leave work an hour early on...

Federal Reserve says farm income may drop in 2013

January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Reserve predicts U.S. farm income could decline in 2013, but it depends upon how long the drought continues. Roughly two-thirds of the nation has been in a severe drought since last summer. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas...