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Security guard at Albuquerque apartment complex fatally shot

July 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of a security guard at an Albuquerque apartment complex. Albuquerque police have identified the man killed as 46-year-old Stephen Wills. Police haven’t released many details about what happened in Friday morning’s shooting. They say officers were called to a...

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Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels

July 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This Wednesday, July 13, 2016 photo shows the Sandia Peak Inn in Albuquerque, N.M., one of many motels along the historic Route 66 installing charging stations for electric cars. Route 66, a highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs...

Lawmakers: New Mexico’s low teacher pay hurts recruiting

July 14, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico committee says the state’s relatively low salary for teachers is hurting efforts to recruit and retain educators. An expert also told lawmakers on the Legislative Education Study Committee that teacher salaries...

Mexican gray wolf management measure passes US House

July 14, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Western Republican congressmen have succeeded in getting legislation through the U.S. House that would shift management of the endangered Mexican gray wolf from the federal government to states. The measure sponsored by Rep....

Exploding propane tanks hinder reporting of wildfire damage

July 14, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

A James Canyon Fire Department engine drives toward the wildfire in Timberon, N.M., Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Exploding propane tanks Thursday, July 14, 2016, kept firefighters from confirming the extent of damage in and around a southern New Mexico mountain...

State Department of Health warns of confirmed wound botulism

July 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case of wound botulism in a 33-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County who remains hospitalized. Health officials say the patient is a heroin user and the suspected source...

Ex-Colfax County deputy pleads guilty in drugs, theft case

July 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Colfax County Sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking and theft of government property charges. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Vidal Sandoval, of Cimarron, entered his plea Wednesday. The FBI and...

NMSU announceds details on budget, job cuts

July 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University president Garrey Carruthers has unveiled details about the school’s budget problems, which will include jobs cuts. Carruthers spoke Wednesday about the elimination of 89 open positions and 37 jobs...

2 cases of human tularemia cases in Bernalillo County

July 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two cases of human tularemia have been confirmed in Bernalillo County. They are the first two laboratory confirmed human cases in New Mexico so far this year. Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department, the...

Former Hobbs News-Sun editor, historian Gil Hinshaw dies

July 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Former long-time Hobbs News-Sun editor Gil Hinshaw has died at the age of 89. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/29V22jd) that Hinshaw died Saturday. No cause of death was listed. An editor at the paper for nearly two decades,...