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Archive for June 8th, 2012

  • State government sells 1983 twin-engine airplane

    June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has sold another state-owned airplane, shrinking the government fleet to three aircraft. The General Services Department said Thursday it sold a twin-engine turboprop plane, a 1983 Gulfstream...

  • DA to take prostitution ring case to grand jury

    June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday that they were preparing to go before a grand jury in the case of a former University of New Mexico president accused of helping run an online prostitution ring. Kayla Anderson, a spokeswoman for District...

  • NM man pleads guilty to abuse of 10-year-old girl

    June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rock Springs man has pleaded guilty to charges he inappropriately touched a child. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 37-year-old Karl Domingo pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of sexually abusive contact. Prosecutors say...

  • NM governor sells another state plane

    June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has sold off another state-owned aircraft. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/LoGEyZ) reports Martinez announced the sale Thursday of a 1983 Gulfstream Turbo Commander. It sold to Jerry Gay, of Santa Fe, for...

  • Police seek suspect in Albuquerque shooting

    June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police are searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting someone outside a downtown Albuquerque theater. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/MLErzk) reports police say one man was shot in the parking lot early Thursday in front of the...

  • NM newspaper carrier’s car stolen, set ablaze

    June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A car stolen from a Carlsbad newspaper carrier has been found completely burned to its shell. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/MLyzGe) says a car belonging to Carolyn Fry, one of their deliverers, went missing Wednesday around...

  • Veguita man wins $1 million lottery prize

    June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Veguita man is the winner of a $1 million Mega Millions prize. The New Mexico Lottery says 52-year-old Danny Garcia claimed the million-dollar winnings Wednesday. Garcia, who works in the parts department at a Ford car dealership...

  • Lobbyist tied to Sen. Harry Reid pleads not guilty

    June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey Whittemore at his side speak to the media after Whittemore’s arraignment Thursday June 7, 2012 in Reno, Nev. Whittemore, a former developer and lobbyist with ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

  • Kansas family killed in plane crash in Fla. swamp

    June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office shows the wreckage of a Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop passenger plane that crashed near Lake Weohyakapka, aka Lake Walk In the Water, in southeast Polk County, Fla. on Thursday, June 7,...

  • News organizations appeal Idaho execution case

    June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo shows the execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution as Warden Randy Blades, right, stands in the observation room, in Boise, Idaho. A legal challenge seeking full viewing access to Idaho executions...