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Santa Fe Fire Department provides home visits

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe has a new program underway to help residents with health problems before they need to call an ambulance. The Fire Department says its so-called “Community Protection Initiative” results from collaboration between department administrators, the firefighters’ union and health care providers. According to the...

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State Police: Officers fire shots at woman

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police says some of its officers fired shots at a woman during a criminal investigation in northeast Albuquerque. Details are sketchy but the incident occurred Tuesday morning in northeast Albuquerque. According...

2 regions have higher hospitalization rates

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say communities in opposite corners of the state have the highest rates for hospitalizations in cases in which hospitalizations might be avoided. The state Department of Health Services looked at 2012 rates of...

Police: New Mexico man escapes gun fire with knife

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORGO, N.M. (AP) — Police say it was a case of a man bringing a knife to a gun fight — and winning. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://goo.gl/g3kgSY) a 65-year-old man stabbed Johnnie Ridley last week after Ridley fired a .22 caliber revolver...

Extra “Carmen” performance added by Santa Fe Opera

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera has added another performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” to the final week of its current season. General Manager Charles MacKay said an Aug. 18 performance was scheduled because of a heavy demand for...

Santa Fe plans to expand video surveillance

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe plans to expand its video surveillance program by adding cameras at the convention center and other locations in the northern New Mexico City. The City Council last year approved a contract with a security company to install...

Brewery boom marks bright spot in NM economy

July 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it’s helping to quench this drought-stricken state’s thirst for jobs and economic development. Dozens of microbreweries and taprooms have...

Snake handler to reclaim python found in Santa Fe

July 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A professional snake handler who works in movie sets has come forward to reclaim a python that got into an engine block and stalled a car in New Mexico. Santa Fe Animal Shelter officials said Monday that the handler named Dusty was...

Albuquerque officers fired over beating sue union

July 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque police officers fired after the beating of a suspected car thief are suing their former police union for not protecting them, their attorney announced. A lawyer for John Doyle and Robert Woolever filed the lawsuit...

Shiprock man facing 10-year prison term in assault

July 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has pleaded guilty to a federal assault charge on the Navajo Nation and could be facing up to a decade in prison. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Thomas Navaho entered his plea Monday. Navaho was arrested in March on a...