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LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been injured after a battery tank fire at an oil refinery in southern New Mexico.The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a refinery a few miles east of Loving and triggered a hazmat situation.KRQE-TV reports that six tanks caught fire and the area around the refinery was evacuated.Refinery officials say a perimeter at least a mile in all directions has been secured.No other information was immediately released.___Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's child-abuse tracking system has become obsolete since it was launched more than 20 years ago, officials said.Officials told the Albuquerque Journal that the computer system is so difficult to access that they need to take printouts to court or on family visits.Rep.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say an Oklahoma woman has been arrested in the death of a man who was run over by a pickup truck.They say Kelly R. Hardy is accused of voluntary manslaughter.She was booked into jail in Woodward, Oklahoma before being extradited to New Mexico's McKinley County.It was unclear Wednesday if Hardy has a lawyer yet.State Police found 38-year-old Armondo Monroe severely injured on Interstate 40 in Gallup on June 23.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge ruled in favor of Los Alamos County, supporting the county's request to bar Sheriff Marco Lucero from performing law enforcement duties.The Los Alamos Monitor reports Lucero's attorney, A.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Documents show the state quickly reached a $200,000 settlement in 2015 with a New Mexico State Police officer who recently has been accused by a former colleague of having gambled while on duty.The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the state settled with now-former officer Ruben Maynes two months after his attorney informed Gov. Susana Martinez and the police chief that he was investigating claims of harassment and retaliation against them.

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LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been injured after a battery tank fire at an oil refinery in southern New Mexico.The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a refinery a few miles east of Loving and triggered a hazmat situation.KRQE-TV reports that six tanks caught fire and the area around the refinery was evacuated.Refinery officials say a perimeter at least a mile in all directions has been secured.No other information was immediately released.___Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's child-abuse tracking system has become obsolete since it was launched more than 20 years ago, officials said.Officials told the Albuquerque Journal that the computer system is so difficult to access that they need to take printouts to court or on family visits.Rep.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say an Oklahoma woman has been arrested in the death of a man who was run over by a pickup truck.They say Kelly R. Hardy is accused of voluntary manslaughter.She was booked into jail in Woodward, Oklahoma before being extradited to New Mexico's McKinley County.It was unclear Wednesday if Hardy has a lawyer yet.State Police found 38-year-old Armondo Monroe severely injured on Interstate 40 in Gallup on June 23.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge ruled in favor of Los Alamos County, supporting the county's request to bar Sheriff Marco Lucero from performing law enforcement duties.The Los Alamos Monitor reports Lucero's attorney, A.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Documents show the state quickly reached a $200,000 settlement in 2015 with a New Mexico State Police officer who recently has been accused by a former colleague of having gambled while on duty.The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the state settled with now-former officer Ruben Maynes two months after his attorney informed Gov. Susana Martinez and the police chief that he was investigating claims of harassment and retaliation against them.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly weekend bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway."There's children bleeding, there's people unconscious," a female caller tells a dispatcher. "They're pulling them out of the bus right now.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

A high school social studies teacher who fired a gun inside his Georgia classroom in February, hitting a window and alarming students and staff just days after the Parkland, Fla., shooting massacre, was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison, followed by eight years probation, according to Conasauga Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bert Poston.

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