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NM jury weighing evidence in crash that killed boy

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque jury is deciding the fate of a man charged with driving high on meth when he crashed into a car last year killing a toddler. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/tZnfl1 ) reports Ramon Rascon is facing seven charges ranging from homicide by vehicle to driving while under the influence of drugs. Police [&hellip...

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Deming schools announce ‘border protocols’

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Deming Public Schools has announced new safety measures after suspected illegal immigrants boarded school buses on at least two occasions. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/v1OUgF) that Deming Public Schools Superintendent...

Passenger killed in Roswell street race

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — One man is dead and another man is facing criminal charges after a street race turned deadly in Roswell. Roswell police tell KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/tHtvjy ) 20-year-old Jose Maciel was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide,...

Gov picks 5 finalists for utility panel vacancy

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three Democrats, a Republican and an independent were named Monday as finalists for an appointment by the governor to New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency. GOP Gov. Susana Martinez announced the contenders for the...

Agency finds radon levels OK in NM state building

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — General Services Secretary Ed Burckle says testing has determined that radon levels are within safe limits in a state office building in Santa Fe. Burckle made the announcement Monday after six weeks of radon monitoring at the Willie...

NM utility asks EPA to reconsider emissions plan

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility is asking federal regulators to reconsider their decision to adopt a plan for trimming emissions at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest. Public Service...

UNM orders Albuquerque protesters to leave campus

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico will not renew a permit for Albuquerque’s version of the national Wall Street rallies and the school is ordering protesters to leave by Tuesday evening, the university announced Monday. The decision...

Study touts economics of Valles Caldera proposal

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bringing the National Park Service on board to manage an 89,000-acre preserve in northern New Mexico could mean dozens of jobs and millions of dollars more for the local economy, according to a study released Monday by two nonprofit...

Inmate at Lea County lockup dies

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Lea County inmate has died after fighting with another inmate. The Hobbs Police Department said Monday that officers responded last Friday to the Lea County Correctional Facility on an aggravated battery call. After a fight with another...

2 killed in Sierra County camper fire

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CABALLO LAKE, N.M. (AP) — The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office says an early morning fire killed two people sleeping inside a camper near Caballo Lake. At 6:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office and the Caballo Fire Department were called to a fire at the...