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More WSMR soldiers to be deployed to Afghanistan

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Around 120 soldiers based at White Sands Missile Range are slated to be deployed to Afghanistan. A deployment ceremony is scheduled Monday at the 2nd Engineer Battalion headquarters. The soldiers from the 40th Mobile Augmentation Co. will join soldiers with the 573rd Clearance Co. and the 595th Sapper Co. that [&hellip...

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Rep. Lujan named chief deputy whip

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján has been appointed a chief deputy whip for the 113rd Congress. Whips are responsible for mobilizing the party vote on important bills before they come to the floor for a vote. They also act as a liaison...

Las Cruces Sun-News ,Las Cruces ,New Mexico

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Former Dona Ana County District Attorney Amy Orlando, who was ousted from office in November, has landed a new position. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/WiJjuu) that Orlando began this week as the associate deputy...

Texas man: NM Congress candidate slashed his tires

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man says a former New Mexico congressional candidate accused of stalking an opponent and slashing the tires on her vehicles also slashed his tires when they were neighbors in El Paso. Kenneth Propps told The Associated Press...

Background checks proposed for private gun sales

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic legislator from Albuquerque proposes to require background checks on people who buy firearms from private gun owners, including at gun shows. Rep. Miguel Garcia said Friday the checks would prevent sales of guns to people...

Woman accused of child abuse in death of daughter

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old Albuquerque woman has been arrested in the death last month of her infant daughter who was determined to have suffered multiple blows to the head over a period of time. Police Officer Tasia Martinez says detectives...

NM to release records on Martinez husband’s travel

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Public Safety says it will release work and vacation schedules of officers who at taxpayer expense accompanied Gov. Susana Martinez’s husband on an out-of-state trip. DPS spokesman Tony Lynn said...

Santa Fe tourism promotion scrubbed

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A promoter is canceling a winter promotion intended to boost Santa Fe’s economy by attracting offseason tourists with beer tastings and discounted skiing. The “Ski ‘N Brew” promotion was to be held in late...

Doctor seeks to block action by NM medical board

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque doctor is asking a New Mexico court to prevent the state medical board from taking administrative discipline action against him for allegedly prescribing medical marijuana when not warranted. The suit filed last week...

Bloomfield closes city MVD due to suspected theft

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Bloomfield closed its motor vehicle department after officials in the northern New Mexico city were told money is missing due to suspected embezzlement. The Farmington Times (http://bit.ly/Vn0Cf8 ) reports that more than $20,000...