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ABC Family says ‘Pretty Little Liars’ spinoff a go

March 26, 2013 • Entertainment, State NewsComments (0)

This publicity image released by ABC Family shows, from left, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell in a scene from “Pretty Little Liars.” On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, ABC Family approved a new series called “Ravenswood,” a spin-off of “Pretty Little Liars.” (AP Photo/ABC Family, Eric McCandless) NEW YORK (AP) — ABC...

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Police: Wanted man fatally shot at Carlsbad motel

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say agents with the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force have fatally shot a wanted man at a Carlsbad motel. New Mexico State Police say task force agents on Monday were trying to locate 35-year-old Wesley Davis, who had an...

Albuquerque policeman won’t be charged in shooting

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities say they won’t seek charges against an Albuquerque police SWAT team officer in a 2011 fatal shooting. County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg and Chief Deputy District Attorney Troy Davis wrote...

Governor signs measures to aid NM military members

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation into law on Tuesday to aid New Mexico veterans, including requiring the state to expedite occupational licenses allowing military service members and their spouses to work in jobs ranging from...

Brush fires set on eastern edge of Albuquerque

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque are appealing for information from the public concerning a series of small brush fires that were set early Tuesday morning on the eastern edge of the city. The Fire Department says four or five fires were...

NM law allows online professional license renewal

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Engineers, nurses and professionals in other fields will be able to apply for and renew their state licenses online under legislation that’s been signed into law by Gov. Susana Martinez. The governor said Monday the state...

NM museum to hold ‘curanderismo’ exhibit

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Evil eye. Magical fright. A sick soul. These are all afflictions usually treated by traditional Mexican healers known as curanderos. And this summer, an Albuquerque museum is planning an exhibit on the magical art of curanderismo,...

Workers petition NM governor for minimum wage hike

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A labor union-affiliated group is urging Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a minimum wage increase. A spokeswoman for the group called Working America said 1,200 signatures and photo petitions were delivered Monday to the...

NM court allows retrial in beating death of horse

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A horse trainer can be prosecuted a third time on charges that he beat a colt to death with a whip handle in 2006, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Monday. The state Supreme Court said double jeopardy protections and the statute...

Man with criminal history arrested at NM border

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican man with a criminal history has been arrested at the New Mexico border. U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station said Monday that 38-year-old Isaac Mata Vizcarra was...