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The prime suspect in a string of fires across San Antonio is behind bars. 29-year-old Lorenzo Vera faces charges he set the fire that destroyed an elderly woman's home on south San Antonio. Investigators questioned Vera about a fire on Chavaneaux last weekend and in the process they say he admitted to using paper and matches to start the fire at home on Cavalier near Nogalitos on April 10, 2011. No one was hurt but the home was a total loss. Authorities think Vera could be behind several other fire dating back to 2009.
Uranium developer to close NM offices
May 18, 2013 21:30 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Uranium Resources, Inc. has announced that it will be closing its offices in Albuquerque, Crownpoint and Grants.
The move announced Friday is aimed at reducing corporate overhead, but URI President and CEO Christopher Jones says the company is still committed to the projects is has pending in New Mexico.
The Lewisville, Texas-based company says the changes will likely be complete by the end of June. The company expects to save about $1.5 million annual with the consolidation.
Environmentalists, including members of the Navajo Nation, have been battling URI for the past 17 years as the company tries to develop uranium claims near the communities of Church Rock and Crownpoint.
URI says it has more than 322 square miles of uranium mineral holdings in New Mexico.
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Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.