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Janetta Hicks seeks re-election as DA

May 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Janetta Hicks District Attorney Janetta Hicks is seeking re-election to her position in the 5th Judicial District Court. The district encompasses Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties. Hicks is being challenged by Janet Ellis, who served as a prosecutor under former District Attorney Tom Rutledge, in the Republican primary. “My passion is to be a prosecutor....

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Survivors take first Walk for Hope lap

May 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Patriot Guard riders display flags prior to the playing of the national anthem during the Walk for Hope Cancer fundraiser at Cielo Grande, Friday evening. Mark Wilson Photo Thousands of people sent a message of hope to the cancer community at Cielo Grande...

Troubled NM border city cancels mayor meeting

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Councilors in a troubled New Mexico border city have canceled another meeting to appoint a mayor days after the state began taking over some of the city’s functions amid a number of scandals. Last Monday the Sunland Park City...

Motorcyclists hit NM on way to Vietnam memorial

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The roar of hundreds of motorcycles nearly drowned out the cheers of the spectators who gathered along New Mexico’s interstates on Friday to welcome riders who were on their way to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,...

Charges filed against man shot by Clovis police

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Clovis man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly pointing a gun at police officers and fighting with one of them. Paul Villanueva remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by a Clovis...

Convicted NM deputy killer avoids death penalty

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy avoided being sentenced to death Friday, and was instead given life in prison. After a Santa Fe jury deliberated for three days and failed to unanimously agree on...

NM proposed Medicaid overhaul raises concerns

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of health care providers said Thursday that New Mexico’s proposal to overhaul its $3.9 billion Medicaid program could make them lose money. Medicaid beneficiaries, and representatives of state and tribal governments...

Nearly 60 NM firefighters battle Gila blaze

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters from around New Mexico continue to battle a 410 acre blaze in the Gila National Forest. Officials said Friday nearly 60 firefighters were dispatched to southwest New Mexico to help battle the fire in steep, rough, rugged...

No charges for passenger in deadly DWI crash

May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A passenger involved in a drunken driving crash that killed two sisters in Santa Fe will not face any charges. The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office told KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/JThQgl ) on Friday there is not enough...

Georgia woman learns toll of flesh-eating bacteria

May 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated photo provided by the family shows Aimee Copeland. the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student is fighting to survive a flesh-eating bacterial infection. Copeland has learned she will lose her hands and remaining foot, and responded by...