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  • $1 million in marijuana seized in Jemez Valley

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have seized more than $1 million worth of marijuana plants during a raid of a grow operation in the Jemez Valley. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1rwQhkz) the farming operation was composed of two large...

  • PNM negotiates agreement over coal-fired plant

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s largest electric utility has negotiated a settlement proposal that would allow it to meet certain pollution standards with the partial closure of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico. PNM...

  • New Mexico is awarded a suicide prevention grant

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Services Division has been awarded a suicide prevention grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant totals $1.4 million over three years with the...

  • Hobbs man in beating death OKs plea deal

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man charged with beating a woman to death in front of a child and forcing someone to record the beating with a cell phone has pleaded guilty. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/myIhbv) Timmithy Stover agreed this week...

  • Lawmaker defends travel reimbursement practice

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A maverick Democratic lawmaker said Wednesday that the state Democratic Party is trying to undermine her write-in candidacy by alleging ethics violations involving her travel expense reimbursements. Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint said...

  • Santa Fe police: Man shot and wounded on driveway

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa police say a man is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot and wounded while standing on his driveway. According to police, 52-year-old Peter Komis was shot twice Tuesday night by three or four men who fled the scene...

  • Governor wins challenge over green building codes

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has won a legal challenge over her administration’s repeal of “green” building standards implemented when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor. The state Court of Appeals last week...

  • Ranchers ask court to block fencing to aid mouse

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico ranchers are asking a federal judge to block the Forest Service from fencing off riparian areas in two national forests to protect the habitat of a tiny mouse. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1pqf2t0 ) reports that...

  • Prosecutor wants sheriff’s office declared vacant

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court is being asked to declare that the office of a northern New Mexico sheriff is vacant because he was convicted of abusing a driver during a traffic stop. Rio Arriba (UH’-ree-buh) County Sheriff Thomas Rodella was convicted...

  • Clovis officer accused in 2nd excessive force case

    October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An attorney says a Clovis police officer facing an internal investigation over excessive force also roughed up a female suspect. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/JpZOeZ) attorney Dan Lindsey said this week the woman...