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Man accused of attacking homeowner, killing small poodle

February 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque-area man faces multiple charges accusing him of going on a rampage in his neighborhood, including allegedly killing a small poodle by throwing it into a yard where two larger dogs killed it. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says deputies learned of the dog’s death Tuesday while investigating a...

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FBI: 1 man dead, no officers hurt in tribal police shooting

February 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says one man is dead and that no officers were injured in a shooting involving tribal police on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says the shooting occurred Thursday night in a sparsely...

Education Secretary ‘absolutely’ welcomes Betsy DeVos visit

February 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

This Monday, May 4, 2015, file photo New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera discusses the results of teacher evaluations during an interview in Albuquerque N.M. Skandera “absolutely” would welcome a visit to any New Mexico school by...

Board gives nuclear-weapon lab failing grade on safety steps

February 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An annual safety assessment gave Los Alamos National Laboratory a failing grade for steps it takes to prevent accidents in developing nuclear weapons. The Santa Fe New Mexican (https://goo.gl/nZp6yJ) reports that an independent federal...

Forecast: New Mexico’s weather returning to winter’s bluster

February 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Out with New Mexico’s recent dryness and unseasonably warm temperatures and in with blustery, colder and wetter. That’s the word from the National Weather Service’s Albuquerque office, which says New Mexico can...

New Mexico DAs partner with feds to fight violent crime

February 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico district attorneys will help federal prosecutors put away some criminals as part of an ongoing initiative to fight violent crime. On Thursday four prosecutors from the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office in...

Controversial landfill project in New Mexico renews permit

February 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A waste management company has filed to renew a permit for a potential hazardous waste facility near Roswell. Gandy Marley Inc. filed for a renewal of its 2002 permit. The company says the project presents little to no environmental...

New Mexico considers budget bailout for museum system

February 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico budget officials are seeking to ward off further layoffs and reduced services at a world-renowned network of state museums and historical sites through a one-time accounting maneuver. The Department of Cultural Affairs said...

Residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases

February 10, 2017 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

This July 16, 1945 file photo shows an aerial view after the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, N.M. A report is scheduled to be released Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, on the health effects of the people who lived near the site of the world’s first...

Albuquerque police shoot suspect involved in carjacking

February 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque on Friday shot a man who attempted a carjacking at gunpoint in front of officers. Eastbound San Antonio Drive is closed from the Interstate 25 frontage road to San Pedro Drive while police investigate....