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House committee clears bill giving state power over oil, gas

February 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A House committee approved legislation this month that would give New Mexico greater authority than local governments in regulating the oil and gas industry. The House Energy and Environment Committee passed House Bill 366 on Wednesday on a party-line 6-5 vote. Republican Rep. Nate Gentry, of Albuquerque, is sponsoring the [&hellip...

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Roswell man recalls watching US flag go up in Iwo Jima

February 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The iconic image of U.S. Marines planting the American flag in Iwo Jima, which was captured 70 years ago Monday, is something Manuel Martinez will never forget. The Roswell resident, 92, was on the Japanese island and went out to a...

Fugitive shot, killed in police standoff in Lincoln County

February 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSOS, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive in an overnight standoff with authorities in a Lincoln County RV park is dead. New Mexico State Police say officers fatally shot the male fugitive Saturday morning at an RV park outside Ruidoso. State Police, with assistance...

Attorney’s family must repay Albuquerque’s legal fees

February 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of an Albuquerque civil rights attorney that sued the city over its probe into her death must pay officials’ legal fees. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1wb33ZJ) that a judge ruled Thursday that the family of Mary...

Water pipeline to be shut down temporarily in SE Albuquerque

February 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s major water provider is temporarily shutting down a transmission pipeline in a southeastern area of the city. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority will take the pipeline out of service...

McCaw’s 22 points lead UNLV past New Mexico, 76-68

February 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Patrick McCaw scored a career-high 22 points and UNLV put on a long-distance shooting display Saturday to beat New Mexico 76-68. Goodluck Okonoboh, who finished with 12 for UNLV (15-12, 6-8 Mountain West), scored six in an early...

Man stabbed to death in Albuquerque; female suspect arrested

February 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating the stabbing death of man in Albuquerque and have arrested a female suspect. Police spokesman Daren Deaguero says officers responded to the incident Saturday and found the victim had been stabbed several...

New Mexico officials to oversee reform of campaign finances

February 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A new task force is being created to overhaul campaign finance practices in New Mexico, state officials said Friday. Attorney General Hector Balderas and Secretary of State Dianna Duran announced that the task force will review...

New Mexico lawmakers look to fill highway funding gap

February 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico for the first time has a true inventory of the tens of thousands of miles of pavement that crisscross the state, and it shows some roads are in worse condition than previously thought. Tom Church, the head of the...

Police officers in Santa Fe, Espanola face indictments

February 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico police officers have been indicted in separate incidents of alleged fraud and embezzlement. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1w9Chki) that a grand jury this week handed down an indictment against Santa Fe...