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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Bankruptcy filings in New Mexico dipped in 2013. The clerk's office for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Albuquerque says the state overall had a rate of two bankruptcy filings per capita last year. The Albuquerque Journal reports the rate falls below the national average of 3.3. The data shows Valencia County with the highest rate of the state's 33 counties with a ratio of 2.8 filings.

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say an 87-year-old Albuquerque man is being treated after being stranded for three days without food or water. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department says John Roger Houghton was spotted yesterday morning off a dirt road in Socorro. Sheriff's spokesman Aaron Williamson says Houghton was last seen Wednesday night driving his Honda Accord from his home.

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a southern New Mexico man who was stabbed while walking home from his job at McDonald's. The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office says deputies found the body of 21-year-old Gilberto Wences in Anthony on Saturday around 11:20 p.m. Authorities say he was apparently walking home when an altercation occurred.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - KRQE-TV reports that the same company that handled casting for AMC drama "Breaking Bad" is looking for extras for the show's spinoff, which will be shot in Albuquerque. "Better Call Saul" will follow sleazy attorney Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. Casting Company asks that actors submit a current photo with their name, height, weight, age, availability and their city of residence.

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