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Santa Fe school evacuated due to suspected electrical short

May 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Fe say a middle school has been evacuated because of a suspected electrical short. The Police Department says students at De Vargas Middle School were evacuated to the football field Monday morning due to what is believed to be a short in the school’s heating and cooling [&hellip...

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Man fatally shot by 2 Ruidoso police officers

May 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Ruidoso police officers at the scene of a domestic disturbance. Authorities say the shooting happened around 5 a.m. Sunday when two officers responded to a call...

New Mexico campuses seeing drop in student enrollment

May 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — College campuses across New Mexico had the sharpest decline in enrollment compared with other states in the past year, a new study said this week. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, a nonprofit focused on research...

Mother of dead inmate suing San Juan County jail, hospital

May 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The mother of an inmate who died at a San Juan County prison is suing the medical staff that cared for him. The Daily Times in Farmington reported (http://bitly.com/1Fgae3H) Saturday that an attorney for Olga Salazar filed a...

Las Cruces family seeks return of girl’s custom stroller

May 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces mother is hoping whoever stole a custom wheelchair-stroller needed for her disabled daughter will return it. The Las Cruces Sun-News says (http://bit.ly/1IFJNbv) Ana Salinas discovered Thursday night that the stroller...

San Juan County seeks decision on fire service for tribe

May 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County officials say they can no longer support fire services on the Navajo Nation without contributions from the tribe. The Daily Times in Farmington reported (http://bit.ly/1d8dqoY ) Saturday that the San Juan County Fire...

Report says schools can do more to prevent teen pregnancy

May 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has no clear strategy on how to keep decreasing what is currently the second-highest rate of teens giving birth nationwide, according to a legislative report out this week. The Legislative Finance Committee report said...

Body found in Sandia Mountains ID’ed as missing woman

May 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in the Sandia Mountains on Friday have been identified as a missing woman. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Lt. Pete Golden said Saturday that the remains are those of 24-year-old Brittany...

Body found in Sandia Mountains ID’ed as missing woman

May 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in the Sandia Mountains on Friday have been identified as a missing woman. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Lt. Pete Golden said Saturday that the remains are those of 24-year-old Brittany...

Jal eyes $11M loan, grant for water improvements

May 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

JAL, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico city may raise water rates if it gets $11 million loans and grants from the federal government. Jal should know by the end of the month if it will receive an $11.3 million loan/grant from the USDA’s Rural...