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3 bust into Albuquerque home wearing masks

November 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three armed men wearing Halloween masks busted into an Albuquerque apartment and robbed the terrified residents. What the three didn’t count on was the residents fighting back. Police say the masked men were armed with a machete, a baton and a golf club. The man with the machete was swinging it [&hellip...

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Cops: NM woman lost part of scalp after fight

November 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is recovering after police say she lost part of her scalp during a violent fight with a former friend. Las Cruces police detectives say that early Saturday 19-year-old Gabriela Nunez and a former friend, also 19,...

7 women file gender lawsuit vs. Bernalillo County

November 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seven women in Bernalillo County’s budget department have filed a federal lawsuit against the county alleging gender discrimination and demeaning behavior from male supervisors. The lawsuit filed in September claims Bernalillo...

Taos businessman to challenge Rep. Lujan

November 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan will have a challenger. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/u6pbRJ) that Rick Newton, a Taos businessman whose career includes high-profile deep-sea recovery projects, is slated...

1 teen killed, 5 other injured in NM rollover

November 1, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

DEXTER, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating a rollover crash involving a stolen government vehicle that left one teenager dead and five others injured. Police say Chavez County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about two...

UNM grants permit for ‘Occupy’ demonstration

November 1, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is granting a permit that will allow protesters with Albuquerque’s version of the national anti-Wall Street rallies to demonstrate during certain hours through Sunday. The university announced its...

NM commission to consider delisting desert bighorn

November 1, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Game Commission will decide this week whether to remove desert bighorn sheep from the state’s list of threatened and endangered species. The commission will meet Thursday in Farmington. The agenda also includes...

Educators question rules for grading schools A-F

November 1, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Educators on Monday cautioned Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration against rushing the implementation of a new law requiring the state to assign grades to rate the performance of public schools. Teachers, superintendents and...

Questions raised about NM lab’s safety program

November 1, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of memos from an official with the National Nuclear Security Administration has raised questions about safety procedures at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The memos state that the northern New Mexico lab has repeatedly...

Santa Fe deputies look for missing speed trailer

November 1, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as they search for a speed monitoring trailer that has gone missing. The sheriff’s office says the trailer had been placed along Old Santa Fe Trail...