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FBI: Zuni man found dead with severe head injuries

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ZUNI, N.M. (AP) — Federal and Zuni tribal authorities are investigating a man’s death. The FBI says 47-year-old Jeffrey Eustace’s body was discovered Wednesday morning in a home in Zuni. A determination of cause of death awaits autopsy results, but the FBI says Eustace had severe head injuries, possibly from being hit with a rock. [&hellip...

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Official told that campaign work payments not OK

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state official who has acknowledged paying himself with public campaign financing for time he spent campaigning for his re-election is being told he can’t do that. The Secretary of State’s Office told Public Regulation...

Udall, Weh square off in first and only debate

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The unpopular leadership in Washington quickly became the focus Thursday night as first-term U.S. Sen. Tom Udall squared off with Republican challenger Allen Weh in their first and only televised debate. Weh, a retired Marine...

Governor’s campaign outspent challenger 7-to-1

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez outspent Democratic challenger Gary King nearly 7-to-1 during a critical stretch of New Mexico’s race for governor as early voting got underway, according to campaign finance disclosures filed...

State Supreme Court denies request in water fight

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state’s top water manager to continue considering an application by a commercial venture that calls for piping drinking water from western New Mexico to more populated...

New Mexico land commissioner contest remains close

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell is locked in a tight race with Republican challenger Aubrey Dunn. The contest has centered on Powell’s management of the state’s public lands and a dispute involving a northern New...

2nd Kirtland woman pleads guilty in 2013 killing

October 31, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A second San Juan County woman has pleaded guilty in the killing of a woman whose body was thrown off a cliff. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says 22-year-old Mariah Benally pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree...

Las Cruces man arrested in fatal stabbing at party

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old youth during an altercation at a party. The Dona Anna County Sheriff’s Department says 20-year-old Ismael Montoya surrendered to authorities Tuesday and...

Another NM district eyes teacher degree changes

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Another school district in eastern New Mexico is considering changes in requiring teachers to earn master’s degrees within a set time. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/Jzdkuv) Clovis Municipal Schools board members...

Ex-parole officer appointed magistrate judge

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former parole officer from southern New Mexico has been appointed a magistrate judge in Lincoln County by Gov. Susana Martinez. Katie Lund of Ruidoso fills a magistrate court vacancy created by the resignation of Lorena LaMay, who...