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Las Cruces merchants prepare for after Christmas

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — It’s after Christmas and shoppers are heading back to the malls to exchange gifts and look for markdowns. Bargain hunters who have the energy can wander back out into the retail world in search of more deeply discounted items. Las Cruces Kohl’s manager DiDi Ramondo says her store opens at [&hellip...

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NM lawmaker wants to tax online purchases

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says one way to help the state pull itself out of a financial hardship is to tax online purchases. This year, $30 billion wasn’t spent in malls, it was spent online. New Mexico Rep. Eleanor Chavez of...

Albuquerque man arrested in bow and arrow attack

December 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been taken into custody by police after he turned himself in after he allegedly shot his ex-wife’s brother in the head with a bow and arrow. The incident allegedly occurred Saturday. KOB-TV...

NM Medal of Honor winner gets sculpture likeness

December 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS – FILE -In this July 12, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes the prosthetic hand of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Leroy Arthur Petry of Santa Fe, N.M., who received the Medal of Honor for his valor in...

NM ski areas welcome recent wave of winter storms

December 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

Early season skiers take to the slopes Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Angel fire resort , N.M. A steady stream of December storms has given New Mexico ski resorts some of the best early conditions in the country, and tourism officials are scurrying to make sure...

Albuquerque mom arrested for alleged child abuse

December 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque mother has been taken into custody on suspicion of abusing her two children. Police arrested 20-year-old Roberta Marquez-Renteria Saturday. Police are looking for Renteria’s boyfriend, 28-year-old Jesus...

2 dead, 1 hurt after small plane crash in Ohio

December 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

McARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed and a third was flown to a hospital after a single-engine plane crashed near a small airport in rural southeastern Ohio. Elizabeth Isham Cory of the Federal Aviation Administration said the crash...

Congress yanks cash away from New Mexico nuke lab

December 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — It will be about a year before construction can start on a new plutonium laboratory at Los Alamos after Congress pulled back funding for the project and restricted how the money can be spent. The Albuquerque Journal...

Luna County preparing for fewer border Guardsmen

December 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — The day is coming when fewer National Guard troops will be patrolling along the border with Mexico. The Department of Defense is cutting the number of Guard troops from 1,200 to 300 and will turn to using technology to detect drug...

Winter storm advisory across southeast New Mexico

December 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much of southeast New Mexico will have a snowy Christmas Eve. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 5 p.m. with additional accumulations of 1 to 4 inches of snow likely from the south-central mountains...