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Archive for June 26th, 2012

  • NM open government group fights settlement secrecy

    June 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A group advocating for open government is asking a state agency to prohibit confidentiality provisions that restrict public disclosure of settlements with investment firms, such as those under investigation in an alleged pay-to-play...

  • Carlsbad man dies after fall from railroad bridge

    June 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Carlsbad man is dead after he fell from the railroad bridge that crosses the Pecos River. Carlsbad police say 44-year-old Doug Phillippi and a group of his friends were swimming in the Pecos River around 8:30 p.m....

  • Martinez: I never supported Ariz.-style law in NM

    June 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says she never supported an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigrants in New Mexico but understands the “frustration felt by Arizonans” due to the lack of federal action on immigration reform....

  • Martinez: NM anti-prostitution laws need updating

    June 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state laws aimed at fighting prostitution are outdated and need to be fixed to help authorities go after online sites that promote prostitution, Gov. Susan Martinez said Monday. Martinez told The Associated Press that she...

  • Fruitland man gets prison time in firearm case

    June 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Fruitland man has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Donovan Cortez was sentenced Monday and will be on supervised release for two years...

  • Woman surrenders in Dona Ana County stalking case

    June 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A woman wanted on suspicion of stalking her former boyfriend has surrendered to New Mexico authorities. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s investigators say 37-year-old Jennifer Woods voluntarily surrendered Monday at the San Juan...

  • Martinez urges NM administrators to fix colleges

    June 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susan Martinez challenged leaders of the state’s colleges and universities Monday to develop a plan to fix schools’ remedial programs amid a scathing report faulting the state’s high education institutions for...

  • Kewa Pueblo man pleads guilty in machete killing

    June 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the machete killing of another Kewa Pueblo resident. Federal prosecutors in Albuquerque say 22-year-old Adrian Chavez entered a plea agreement Monday. He faces a maximum penalty of...

  • Tropical Storm Debby soaks Florida's Gulf Coast

    June 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A message referring to rainfall from a tropical storm system is displayed at the San Jose Baptist Church on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that...

  • 'Shame' punishments like ponytail cutting increase

    June 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo provided by the Utah State Courts via The Deseret News shows 7th District Juvenile Court Judge Scott Johansen. Judge Johansen agreed to cut back community service time for a 13-year-old girl went to court for cutting a 3-year-old girl’s hair...