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Archive for October 10th, 2012

  • 4 sentenced in NM border-town gun smuggling case

    October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Four people have been sentenced for their roles in a New Mexico gun smuggling ring that prosecutors say shipped nearly 200 guns to Mexican drug cartels. Gabriela Gutierrez, the wife of former Columbus trustee Blas Gutierrez, was...

  • Gov. Martinez raises $828K for 2014 re-election

    October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez reports raising more than $800,000 in the past six months for her 2014 re-election campaign, and Democratic challenger Gary King has collected about $160,000. According to finance disclosures filed...

  • Democratic super PAC raises $386K for NM campaigns

    October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Labor unions are pouring money into a Democratic-leaning political group that raised $386,000 in the past month and can spend unlimited amounts in New Mexico races that will determine whether Democrats retain majorities in the...

  • Skydiver cancels 2nd try at supersonic jump in NM

    October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Blame it on the wind. Again. For the second straight day, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner aborted his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall because of the weather, postponing his quest to become the world’s first supersonic...

  • Police: NM woman beat husband, forced him to strip

    October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is faces charges that she beat her husband, forced him strip naked, and kicked him out of a motel room. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/z0cIwR) that 50-year-old Juanita Ramer was arrested last week for...

  • Human remains ID’d to missing Tucumcari woman

    October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say human remains unearth in rural Quay County have been identified as those belonging to a missing Tucumcari woman. New Mexico State Police said Tuesday that the remains of Kimberly Draman, who had been missing since...

  • UNM wants to increase number of graduate students

    October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico President Bob Frank wants to increase the number of graduate students attending his school. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://tiny.cc/nixwlw) that Frank told the university’s Faculty Senate...

  • Teachers union files grievance over pilot program

    October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A teachers union has filed a grievance against the Central Consolidated School District in hopes of backing out of a statewide teacher and principal evaluation pilot program. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://tiny.cc/yrxwlw)...

  • Race between Romney, Obama still all about Ohio

    October 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Stahl) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It’s still all about Ohio. After a strong debate performance, Republican...

  • Commissioner Goodell re-issues bounty discipline

    October 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 5, 2012, file photo, Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures to fans before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL and referees’ union reached a tentative agreement...