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Woman killed while crossing Albuquerque street

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a woman who died after she tried to cross a street in the middle of the block and was hit by a vehicle. Police spokesman officer Tasia Martinez identified the woman Friday as 49-year-old Yvonne Trujillo. Trujillo was hit just before 5 p.m. Thursday when she tried [&hellip...

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Official: Albuquerque 6th graders planned shooting

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AOLBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Public Schools official says two 6th graders have been suspended after they disclosed a plan to commit a school shooting and then kill themselves. District spokeswoman Monica Armenta says an administrator at Tony...

Woman accused of prepping false tax returns

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing a former New Mexico resident of preparing false federal income tax returns. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 42-year-old Frances Rivas was arraigned Thursday in Albuquerque on a 25-count...

Court: Interlocks for drivers impaired by drugs

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — People convicted of driving under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs must have an ignition interlock installed on their vehicles as required by New Mexico’s drunken driving law although the devices don’t detect...

Space Shuttle carrier flies over White Sands

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour has made its pass over White Sands Missile Range and NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in southern New Mexico. Endeavour is on a wistful, three-day, cross-country journey to California, where it will...

NM state police officer injured in crash

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HAGERMAN, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state police officer is hospitalized with head, neck and back injuries after he lost control of his patrol car while trying to avoid a big rig that drifted into his lane. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon on a state...

NM deputies kill armed man to rescue woman

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston says deputies shot and killed a knife-wielding man to rescue a woman. Houston released details about Thursday’s shooting during a news conference near the scene. The shooting happened in a...

Romney effort pulls 3 key staffers from NM

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the latest sign that Republicans are failing to gain traction in New Mexico, national party leaders are pulling three key staffers from their effort here to elect Mitt Romney. Party officials confirmed Wednesday that the GOP...

Board backs changes to teacher pension program

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state pension board is recommending that teachers and other educators contribute more to help shore up their retirement fund. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board endorsed the union-supported changes on a 4-3 vote Wednesday...

Guidelines eyed in Farmington immigrant checks

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An immigrant advocacy group is asking Farmington police to provide clear guidelines on when officers will ask for an individual’s immigration status. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Qmx5iN) that Somos un...