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‘Breaking Bad’ star to lead NM softball team

May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At least he hopes to hit a breaking ball. Emmy-Award winning actor Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White in the Albuquerque-based TV show “Breaking Bad,” announced Tuesday that he will participate in a celebrity softball game scheduled later this month at Albuquerque’s Isotope Park. And Cranston said he expects...

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UNM women’s swimming coach quits after 7 seasons

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico head women’s swimming coach Tracy Ljone has resigned after completing her seventh season at the school. The resignation was announced Tuesday by the university. The Lobos never finished higher than sixth place at...

Las Cruces toddler is fatally mauled by family dog

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a baby girl has been fatally mauled by her family’s dog in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police say the child’s grandmother appears to have been accidentally shot by a neighbor who was trying to stop the animal...

Ex-tribal leader’s hit-and-run conviction affirmed

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Pojoaque (poh-WAH’-kay) Pueblo’s former lieutenant governor for leaving the scene of an accident in which she hit and killed a pedestrian in 2009. A three-judge panel of...

NM high school’s computer glitch causes GPA errors

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — A computer glitch at a New Mexico high school led to a batch of incorrect grade-point averages that graduating seniors have been sending to universities and scholarship programs. Vannetta Perry, interim superintendent of Socorro High...

Albuquerque police to limit role in some incidents

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials have announced more changes that they hope will slow the rate of shootings by police officers in the city, including limiting the department’s role in incidents outside its jurisdiction. The Albuquerque...

NM worker falls 15 feet from canyon wall

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A utility worker is in serious condition after falling 15 feet from a canyon wall at Navajo Dam in northwestern New Mexico. San Juan County Fire Chief Doug Hatfield tells the Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/IVFWTP) that the...

NM governor awards medal of valor to officer

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has awarded correctional officer Louie Nieto with a medal of valor for risking his life to save a fellow officer and inmate at the state penitentiary. The governor presented the award during a ceremony Monday in...

Absentee voting starts in NM primary election

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voting is getting under way in New Mexico’s primary election although Election Day is not quite a month away. Absentee voting begins Tuesday, but Democrats and Republicans also can start to cast ballots in person. Voters often...

San Miguel County infant dies from whooping cough

May 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health says a San Miguel County infant has died from whooping cough. It’s the first pertussis-related infant death in the state since 2005. Health officials say the 2-month-old child died late last...