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Farmington man pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

March 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man has become the fourth person to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the 2013 kidnapping and killing of a Navajo woman in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Scott Thompson entered his plea Wednesday. He remains in federal custody and his sentencing hearing hasn’t been set. Prosecutors say Thompson...

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New Mexico officials tout increase in graduation rates

March 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New figures from the U.S. Education Department show New Mexico is among the states to see the most growth in high school graduation rates over a three-year period. The state’s graduation rate increased from 63 percent during...

Transparency bills a casualty in legislative session

March 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A slew of measures that sought to shine more light on the inner workings of government in New Mexico ended up as casualties of the just-ended legislative session, leaving watchdog groups disappointed that the call for transparency was...

Development near Albuquerque draws opposition over water

March 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A hearing on the future of a planned community west of Albuquerque that developers say could someday be home to as many as 90,000 people drew dozens of opponents who feared the development would grab important water resources....

Police: NM man wrapped dead woman in plastic, went to dinner

March 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a suspected drug dealer found the body of a dead woman in his home, wrapped her in plastic and left her there for hours while he went to eat dinner with family. Authorities say 31-year-old Eugene Crane later...

Experts: New Mexico oil patch could lose 2,000 jobs

March 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The downturn in the oil and gas industry could cost New Mexico around 2,000 jobs, according to estimates from officials with the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The number of drill rigs operating in the San...

Former San Miguel County judge agrees to permanent ban

March 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A former San Miguel County magistrate who publicly supported various candidates while retired but still serving occasionally as a judge has agreed to never serve again in a judicial position. The Las Vegas Optic (http://goo.gl/sH1KKB...

Dona Ana County commissioners approve sales tax increase

March 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County is going to increase its sales tax and plans to spend part of the revenue on criminal-justice agencies. The Las Cruces Suns-News (http://goo.gl/cgIYVD ) reports that county commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve...

Navajo Nation signs gambling compact with New Mexico

March 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has signed a compact with the state of New Mexico that allows the tribe to continue operating its casinos for another two decades. The gambling compact recently cleared the New Mexico Legislature....

Names unreleased for 6 wounded in Albuquerque park shooting

March 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say one person still remains hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting at an Albuquerque skate park. A teenager was killed and six people wounded in Sunday night’s incident at Los Altos Park. Albuquerque...