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Roswell shooting victims throw out 1st pitch

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two students wounded in a Roswell school shooting in January threw the ceremonial first pitch at Isotopes Park. Twelve-year-old Nathaniel Tavarez and 13-year-old Kendal Sanders stood on the diamond Friday night to launch baseball season for the Albuquerque Dukes. Both youths were seriously hurt when a fellow student randomly fired...

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Crashed chopper removed from hospital roof

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities removed the remnants Saturday of a medical helicopter that crashed while taking off from the roof of New Mexico’s only top-level trauma center. A small crowd gathered as a crane lowered the helicopter from the...

Pueblo breaks ground on $20M wellness center

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Santa Ana Pueblo on Saturday broke ground on a $20 million health and wellness center in an effort to turn the tide on rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other health concerns that have plagued Native American communities....

Santa Fe takes water conservation challenge

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe has made big strides when it comes to water conservation, but Mayor Javier Gonzales wants to do more. Gonzales is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water by taking part in a...

Report urges more services to prevent child abuse

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state agency responsible for protecting children needs more authority to intervene in cases of alleged neglect and abuse when there’s not enough evidence to go to court to remove a child from the home, a top official in Gov....

Ex-officials: End of corruption case outrageous

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A legislator and a former official of a southern New Mexico regional housing authority say they’re disappointed that a criminal case stemming from allegations of mismanagement and misspending by another authority has petered...

Crews put out small blazes at Los Alamos lab

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Crews have doused three small fires at Los Alamos National Laboratory that were sparked by fragments at one of the northern New Mexico lab’s firing ranges. Officials say the fires were ignited Thursday afternoon at Technical...

Several suspects sought in Las Cruces stabbing

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Las Cruces are trying to identify several young men or teenagers sought in the stabbing of a 19-year-old man who was attacked during a confrontation. Police say the man was stabbed after he confronted people who had...

New Mexico governor fundraising in Texas

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is raising money in Texas for her re-election. Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez said the governor leaves Friday morning for a fundraising lunch in Houston and will return to New Mexico in the...

Las Cruces man pleads guilty in fake stamps case

April 10, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has pleaded guilty to possessing forged and counterfeited postage stamps with intent to use them. Federal prosecutors say 61-year-old James H. Clark Jr. entered a plea agreement Thursday. He was ordered to pay...