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State on track to surpass FY2014 oil, gas audits

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The State Land Office has collected more than $3 million in additional revenue from a Texas oil company following an audit of its operations in southeastern New Mexico. Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the assessment of Apache Corp.’s production in Lea County turned up royalties going back to January 2009. The [&hellip...

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Navajo man gets decade in prison in child’s death

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Mervin Ervin Charley also was ordered Wednesday to be on two years of supervised release...

Albuquerque man accused of brass fittings thefts

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been arrested in Albuquerque for allegedly stealing more than $34,000 in brass fittings used to attach fire trucks to water supplies. Albuquerque police say 30-year-old Joseph Ross was taken into custody Tuesday night....

Oklahoma St sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Oklahoma State University is suing New Mexico State University over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is “confusingly similar” to the Cowboys’ own Pistol Pete. Oklahoma State, which filed suit Monday...

New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — State environmental regulators are considering a rule that would allow oil companies to reuse water that’s already flowed through drilling operations to help reduce the amount of freshwater the industry consumes. The New Mexico...

Auditor race pits Senate majority whip vs. ex-Dem

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Unpaid tax bills, a barking dog, and even “Breaking Bad” references have made their way into a usually sleepy race for state auditor. And the winner will have to look out for corruption in New Mexico and monitor the...

Albuquerque cops: Punched man on life support

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man is hospitalized on life support after being punched. Police say the man hit his head on a curb late Tuesday after being punched and falling to the ground. According to police, the man initially was...

Albuquerque begins meetings on Police Department

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials have kicked off a series of community meetings regarding the city Police Department in the wake of widespread calls for changes related to the use of force. City officials on Tuesday held the first of 10...

Immigrants’ advocates sue DHS for information

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant rights advocacy groups are suing the Department of Homeland Security to release information on their policies and procedures at an isolated detention center for Central American mothers and children in New Mexico. The American...

Court rejects petitions filed in pollution case

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by environmentalists who sought a review of plans in New Mexico and other Western states that aim to reduce haze-causing pollution. A handful of environmental groups questioned the...