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Aunt indicted in death of 2-year-old NM boy in car

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted an Albuquerque woman in the death of her 2-year-old nephew. The boy died Aug. 6 after being left inside a hot car for eight hours outside a day care center. KOB-TV and the Albuquerque Journal are both reporting that 19-year-old Sandra Rodriguez Miramontes is being charged [&hellip...

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Higher insurance premiums proposed for NM workers

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Premiums for health insurance covering about 73,000 state and local government workers and their dependents could increase by 15 percent next year under a proposal by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration. Workers who cover their...

Mitt Romney to visit NM oil and gas country

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Mitt Romney will make his first campaign stop in New Mexico this week with a visit to the heart of the state’s oil and gas country. Romney’s campaign says the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will be in the...

Tough times on the Pecos as miles of river go dry

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Close to three dozen miles of the Pecos River have dried up, shorelines at state parks up and down the waterway are expanding, and threatened fish have to be relocated. State and federal officials on Tuesday pointed to what’s...

NM park access limited by film production

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government officials say portions of a state park in northern New Mexico are closed because of production of the film “The Lone Ranger.” The movie stars Arnie Hammer as the masked rider and Johnny Depp as Tonto. The Game...

Doctor requests return to work at UNM hospital

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A doctor who lost her bid for a high-level federal job amid allegations she padded her resume and denied medical care to immigrants, which she refutes, wants to return to work at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Cristina Beato, a...

2 illegal immigrants in distress rescued in NM

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Mexico say two illegal immigrants have been rescued east of the Florida Mountains near Deming. The Las Cruces Border Patrol Station was notified by Luna County authorities of an emergency distress call from two...

Martinez gets primetime role for GOP convention

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will make a primetime speech next week at the Republican National Convention. Republican officials announced Tuesday that Martinez will deliver her remarks right before the keynote speaker on the...

HSI seeks extension for Juarez boy with tumor

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are working to extend a stay for a 9-year-old Ciudad Juarez boy who is suffering from a massive tumor, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations announced Monday. Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of...

Border Patrol nabs man wanted in 1980 homicide

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a man wanted in connection to a 1980 homicide in Nebraska as he was trying to cross from Mexico along the New Mexico border. The Border Patrol announced Monday that agents arrested 51-year-old...