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Albuquerque Museum exhibits New Mexico film history

February 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new Albuquerque Museum exhibit is spotlighting New Mexico’s movie industry from silent films to “Breaking Bad.” The exhibit starts in the industry’s earliest days without sound and then covers Westerns, TV shows and the Oscar-winning film “Crazy Heart,” the Albuquerque Journal reported...

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Los Alamos district to pull out of subsidized lunch program

February 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The Los Alamos school district plans to pull out of a federally subsidized school lunch program but officials say that there’ll be funding to cover qualifying students currently served.The Los Alamos Monitor...

Former homebuilder sentenced to prison in embezzlement case

February 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe-area luxury homebuilder convicted of multiple counts of fraud and embezzlement faces about 4 ½ years in prison. A state District Court judge sentenced 71-year-old William Kalinowski Friday to 18 years in prison but...

Albuquerque airport beginning 15-month renovation project

February 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s airport is beginning a renovation project to refurbish and upgrade the terminal’s ticketing and baggage claims areas as well as its exterior. Albuquerque International Sunport officials say the $30 million...

Sunland Park man pleads guilty in heroin trafficking case

February 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to heroin trafficking charges in a case in which four other defendants have already entered guilty pleas. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 54-year-old Armando Daniel Marquez of...

Lawmakers consider bills aimed to payday loan industry

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers on Friday reached what supporters are touting as a compromise as consumer advocates push to rein in the payday and title loan industry in New Mexico. The measure approved by the House Business and Industry...

New Mexico confirms David Jablonski as corrections secretary

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed David Jablonski as secretary of the Department of Corrections. Senators voted unanimously Friday to confirm Jablonski to lead an agency that oversees about 7,500 prisoners in state and privately...

Prosecutor won’t retry Albuquerque police shooting case

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 18, 2015, file photo, former Albuquerque Detective Keith Sandy, left, and Officer Dominique Perez speak with attorneys during a preliminary hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. A newly installed district attorney in New Mexico is expected to announce if...

FBI: Man in Wal-Mart vest robbed Albuquerque bank

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal agents are searching for a man they say robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank while wearing a Wal-Mart vest. The FBI said Friday the man hit the bank Tuesday while sporting a blue Wal-Mart vest and a black rag on his head....

2 killed in freeway crash in New Mexico during dust storm

February 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a California woman and a Florida woman have been killed in a New Mexico freeway crash during a dust storm. New Mexico State Police on Friday identified the two victims as 64-year-old Gail Boulanger of Redondo Beach,...