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Power outage affects all of Cannon AFB

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The Air Force says a power outage has left all of Cannon Air Force Base in the dark. Lt. Stephanie Strine says base civil engineering crews are working on the problem and hope to restore power by 8 p.m. Thursday. The base-wide outage hit at about 11:30 a.m. [&hellip...

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Unemployment rate holds at 6.6 percent

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment held steady in September at 6.6 percent. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions says the rate was unchanged from August but down from 8.6 percent a year ago and lower than the national rate...

Neary, ex-LIFE Magazine reporter, dies at 74

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

TESUQUE, N.M. (AP) — A family member says John Anthony Neary Jr., a journalist who worked as a LIFE magazine reporter and editor and later took up metalsmithing, has died. Ben Neary, an Associated Press reporter in Wyoming, said his father died Friday at...

National Guard recruiter arrested in Clovis

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A National Guard recruiter from Lubbock has been arrested in Clovis on suspicion of child solicitation. Curry County authorities say 44-year-old Jeffrey Jackson arrived at a decoy house in Clovis with a box of condoms for the purpose of...

ICE: Illegal immigrants enter NM in rescue vehicle

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Federal immigration officials say four suspected illegal immigrants came through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint during the weekend in an emergency vehicle. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/ttiEvt) that the men...

Ex-PRC member vows to complete drug treatment

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. vowed Wednesday to complete a court-ordered drug treatment program as part of a felony plea agreement that forced him to resign from office. If the 34-year-old from Espanola fails...

NM chief justice won’t step down in Murphy case

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels declined Wednesday to recuse himself from a high-profile judicial bribery case, issuing a lengthy order that accused the prosecutor of trying to force jurists off the case with what...

Snowy weather making travel in N/E NM difficult

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say snowy weather in northeastern New Mexico is making for treacherous driving conditions. The state Department of Transportation says US 64 and Interstate 25 in the Raton area are seeing significant snowfall. Crews are out...

NM governor takes aim at pollution rules

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday she is fighting to keep New Mexicans’ electric rates from increasing due to the implementation of what she described as expensive, nonsensical environmental regulations. Speaking to a group...

3 Albuquerque-area massage parlors raided

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque-area massage parlors have been raided as part of a prostitution investigation. Rio Rancho police say they received a tip several months ago that workers at a business called Best Chinese Massage were offering more...