Local News
8:16 am
Fri February 22, 2013

House OKs Bill To Create 9 Additional Judgeships

Courts across New Mexico will get nine additional judges under a proposal approved by the House.

The judiciary asked lawmakers for the judges to deal with case backlogs and help reduce delays in resolving lawsuits.

The House unanimously approved a bill on Thursday to provide $3.5 million next year for the judges and support staff.

The legislation provides district court judges in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Lovington, Bernalillo and three in Albuquerque, along with a magistrate court judge in Las Cruces and a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court judge.

Local News
8:15 am
Fri February 22, 2013

New Movie To Film In Albuquerque and Deming

A new movie will be filming in New Mexico in April.

The New Mexico Film Office says the production, Enemy Way, will be shooting in Albuquerque and Deming.

Starring Forest Whitaker, the movie is about an ex-convict who gets a second chance. But local authorities want to send him back to prison.

The production says it will employ at least 70 New Mexico crewmembers and 300 principal and background talent.

The Two-Way
8:13 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Tebow Won't Attend Controversial Megachurch Opening

Tim Tebow, center, leads a prayer after the Jets' loss to San Diego Chargers on December 23.
Jeff Zelevansky Getty Images

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 8:54 am

Tim Tebow has bowed out of a promise to appear at the opening of a new megachurch in downtown Dallas whose pastor has been criticized for making derogatory remarks about non-Christians and homosexuals.

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Local News
8:03 am
Fri February 22, 2013

House OKs $5.9B State Budget

Governor Susana Martinez's administration will receive money to establish a merit pay system for teachers under a proposed state budget approved by the House.

Lawmakers voted 53-16 on Thursday for the plan to allocate nearly $5.9 billion next year for government programs and public education.

The budget, which goes to the Senate, will increase spending by $239 million or about 4 percent.

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Local News
8:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

New Mexico Gets Settlement In Investment Scandal

The state of New Mexico says it is getting a $24.25 million settlement from a Chicago-based firm to resolve claims in a pay-to-play scandal.

The New Mexico Investment Council's announcement Friday says the council is getting $20 million and the teacher pension fund an additional $4.25 million.

The council says the settlement to be paid by Vanderbilt Capital Advisors heads off possible litigation.

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Local News
7:56 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage Bills Dies In Committee

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The Two-Way
6:31 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Storm Buries Kansas, Missouri As It Heads East

Scene along I-35 near Kansas City on Thursday.
Orlin Wagner Associated Press

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 9:39 am

The biggest winter storm this season is causing delays and cancellations, and has brought traffic to a near-standstill in the Plains and Midwest, but it's providing much-needed relief for drought-stricken farmers.

According to Weather Underground Chief Meteorologist Jeff Masters, Wichita has its fifth biggest snowfall on record.

Winter Storm Q has dumped up to 17 inches of windswept snow in parts of Kansas and Missouri and is expected to extend its reach well into the Midwest on Friday.

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World
5:34 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Teachers Use Faux Disney Trip To Snare Snooping Student

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. At a school in Windsor, Ontario, teachers suspected an eighth grader was going through a teacher's desk. So they planted brochures for a beautiful class trip to Disney World. They even made a presentation, and then said: just kidding. The snooping student got his comeuppance but other kids and parents were furious. The school apologized. The real student trip will be to a bowling alley. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
5:21 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Boy Calls Police To Report His Nagging Mom

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

A boy in Brockton, Massachusetts really did not want to go to bed. He's 10 years old, after all, getting to be a big kid and it was only 8:00. His mom insisted. The boy replied, I'm going to call the cops on you. His mom said, Go right ahead, and so the boy did, calling 911 to complain about his nagging mother. The Enterprise newspaper says police came and gently explained when it's appropriate and not to dial the emergency number.

The Two-Way
5:20 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Pistorius Granted Bail

Oscar Pistorius, standing at the dock Friday in a Pretoria courtroom.
Mike Hutchings Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 8:54 am

10:55 a.m. ET: Declaring that Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius "has made a case to be released on bail," a South African magistrate on Friday set the stage for Pistorius to be set free while he awaits trial on the charge that he murdered his girlfriend.

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