ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A fugitive accused of pulling a gun on a U.S. marshal in Albuquerque has a history of arrests. The U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque is searching for Rufus Phelps a day after he allegedly threatened a marshal. A grand jury indicted Phelps in September on drug-related charges, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault against a household member.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque Journal reports that officials are concerned about a law taking effect this summer requiring New Mexico schools to stockpile medicine to treat students for severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks. Some school districts are hesitant to follow the law because they can be sued if something goes wrong. The law permits school nurses to administer the medication even to students who don't have a prescription.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe police say a woman riding her bicycle has died after being hit by a train. Police spokeswoman Celina Westervelt says the bicyclist was at the intersection of Zia Road and Saint Francis Drive just before 11 a.m. yesterday when she was struck by the Rail Runner. Westervelt says passengers were aboard the train but did not say if any of them or the driver was hurt.
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) - A lawsuit filed in 2012 accusing Bloomfield's city manager of sexual harassment has been settled. The Daily Times reports that City Manager David Fuqua and the city of Bloomfield settled the suit for $200,000. The former city employees' complaints included sexual discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation.
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