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Farmington prepares for monsoon season

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Public works employees for Farmington are getting the city’s storm water system ready for monsoon season. The city’s nearly two-year long process of cleaning out its storm water system is nearing an end, The Farmington Daily Times reported (http://bit.ly/I4zNe5 ). The cleanup came after a 2010 storm overwhelmed the...

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NM officials seek to protect historic bridge

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in New Mexico are taking steps to protect a bridge that once carried wagon trains and Union soldiers across the Santa Fe Trail. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/IgL98m) that the state Cultural Properties...

Motorcyclist dies in I-40 crash near Moriarty

April 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state police say a motorcyclist has died after his bike collided with a big-rig truck on Interstate 40 near the town of Moriarty. State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says 59-year-old John Hamilton of Moriarty was...

Grand jury review of police shootings questioned

April 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Grand juries reviewing police shootings in Bernalillo County and Albuquerque operate under a highly unusual process where they don’t have the power to indict an officer even in the most egregious cases, only determine if the...

Car jumps curb, slams into Las Alamos restaurant

April 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A 95-year-old driver was shaken up after his car jumped a parking lot curb and slammed into the windows of a Las Alamos McDonald’s restaurant. Customer Mark Casados says he was having breakfast with his friend Saturday morning...

Housing Authority boss fired after spending issues

April 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report shows the fired top executive at the Albuquerque Housing Authority used a government vehicle to “get her hair done” and violated a ban on gifts by purchasing holiday turkeys, hams and polo shirts to boost...

Spaceport board member resigns after snub

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — One of seven members of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority’s board of directors has resigned after Gov. Susana Martinez left him off a list of officials confirmed by Senate panel. Dona Ana County Commissioner Scott Krahling...

Santa Fe police seek man who shot radar SUV

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe, N.M. are looking for an older man clad in an old-fashioned nightshirt who shot up a parked police speed-enforcement vehicle. Police released video of the man driving up on the night of April 11, getting out and...

Intel missed homegrown talent hiring goal

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Computer chip maker Intel has fallen short of a goal set by Sandoval County to make sure 60 percent of the new hires for its Rio Rancho plant are New Mexico residents. Intel officials told Sandoval County commissioners this week...

Family of girl killed in crash with SF doctor sues

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a little girl killed when her family’s van was hit by a vehicle driven by a Santa Fe surgeon suspected of driving drunk has filed a wrongful death suit against the doctor and her insurance company. Dr. Deborah...