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Carlsbad couple’s taco truck becomes restaurant

September 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

In this September 2012 photo, Alfredo and Rosie Cereceres work at Junior’s Burritos, their mobile burrito business in Carlsbad, N.M. Four years after working out of a bus, and building up a loyal group of customers, Junior’s is growing up and opening up a sit-down restaurant on Sept. 28. (AP Photo/Current Argus, Benjamin Gibson) CARLSBAD,...

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Arrest made in Bernalillo Co. hit and run death

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County deputies say they’ve arrested a 71-year-old man who they believe was driving a truck that struck a 15-month-old girl who wandered into a street. Sheriff’s Capt. Jason Katz says Milan Darr was arrested...

Senate confirms Washburn to Indian Affairs post

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma who is currently the dean of the University of New Mexico Law School to oversee the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Senate approved President Barack...

3 hurt in Albuquerque hot-air balloon mishap

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque say three people have been hurt after a commercial hot-air balloon pilot tried to let the craft’s basket dip into the Rio Grande as it floated past. Albuquerque Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa...

Husband of Albuquerque federal prosecutor indicted

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A retired educator who is married to a federal prosecutor in Albuquerque has been indicted on charges that he tipped off a person targeted in a federal firearms investigation. The indictment obtained by the Albuquerque Journal...

Suspects in NM bank robbery nabbed in Colorado

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says two suspects who robbed a bank in Farmington, N.M., were arrested near Ignacio, Colo., after a high-speed chase. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says a man walked into a Wells Fargo bank branch in Farmington at about 4 p.m....

Albuquerque woman dies in NE city house fire

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque woman has died after fire engulfed the bedroom of her home. Albuquerque Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Romero says crews were called to the northeast Albuquerque neighborhood at about 7:30 a.m....

NM county eliminates annual vendor fee

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county has decided to eliminate an annual fee for vendors in an effort to encourage more businesses to register with the county. Bernalillo County’s purchasing department announced Friday that...

NM lieutenant governor on German trade mission

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is among a group of lieutenant governors traveling to Germany on a trade mission. The National Lieutenant Governors Association said Democratic and Republican lieutenant governors from New Mexico,...

NM job growth continues on negative track

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico labor officials say the state has marked another month of negative over-the-year job growth that represents a loss of 12,400 jobs. The state Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday that job growth was negative 1.5...