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Authorities: NM teens shot paintballs at deputies

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico teens are facing charges shooting paintball guns at motorists including two sheriff’s deputies. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KQeBmb) that the four teenagers appeared before a judge Sunday on charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. According to the criminal complaint, the boys shot at the...

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Organizers eye Czech exhibit at Deming museum

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Organizers in Deming are gathering photographs and items for a planned exhibit on the area’s Czechoslovakian heritage. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/KzOwey) that Barbara Mazac Jimerson is seeking family history and...

NM veterans face higher unemployment rate

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Soldiers who have returned to New Mexico in recent years are struggling to find jobs, a trend that’s been happening nationwide. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/KmZ01X)reports state officials say younger veterans are...

Motorists face possible delays from I-25 work

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Transportation says a nighttime construction project could cause delays this week for motorists on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe. The agency says northbound interstate traffic will be restricted to one lane starting...

Santa Fe sees rise in residential burglaries

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Residential burglaries in Santa Fe are rising. The city has seen a 52 percent increase in such crimes during the first four months of 2012 when compared to the same months in 2011. That number outpaces the figures for 2010, a record...

Martinez to attend Memorial Day event in Santa Fe

May 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is slated to mark Memorial Day by attending services at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Martinez earlier this week issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sundown in honor of...

NM fire crews prepare to send in copters

May 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

GLENWOOD, N.M. (AP) — Crews fighting a wildfire in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico benefited from lighter winds Sunday, allowing them to focus on building protection lines on key flanks of the blaze and preparing to send water-dropping helicopters...

Remains in 2007 death unearthed in Sandoval County

May 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators have identified human remains found on property in Sandoval County as those from a man who was reported missing in 2007. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MP8MJG) that the remains of Elvis Delaney III were...

US Senate panel to try to restore lab funding

May 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of a U.S. Senate committee want to restore funding for a multi-billion dollar new plutonium laboratory at Los Alamos after the funding request was rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives last month. The Albuquerque...

Poll: Heinrich, Wilson leading in US Senate race

May 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — According to the results of a new poll, Democrat Martin Heinrich and former Republican Heather Wilson are the front-runners in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman. The poll conducted by...