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New Mexico Senate approves bill to eradicate bullying

March 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Her lips quivering and eyes filled with tears, Dolores Marquez waved, acknowledging the applause of New Mexico senators. She was in pain, she said, moments after walking off the Senate floor Tuesday following the body’s unanimous approval of anti-bullying legislation named after her grandson Carlos Vigil, who was 17 when...

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AP, New Mexico governor settle open records case

March 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has agreed to release monthly reports that detail the spending of security officers who travel with her, part of an agreement reached with The Associated Press in a public records case. Under the settlement, the...

New Mexico solitary confinement reform bill passes panel

March 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A week after a heated exchange sparked by a Democratic member stalled a vote, a New Mexico House panel passed Tuesday with no recommendation a proposed reform of solitary confinement. The House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee voted...

New Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop

March 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports (http://goo.gl/mVqiPA ) that Arthur Edelhoff...

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Dept.: Shots fired during chase

March 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities say shots were fired during a Tuesday morning chase that resulted in the capture of a man who tried to elude deputies who wanted to check out a suspicious van. Sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Williamson said...

‘One-man health hazard’ dentist sentenced in New Mexico

March 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who authorities said operated an unsanctioned mobile dentistry service in Santa Fe was sentenced to six years in prison after customers detailed his poor work. State District Court Judge Glenn Ellington called Mexican national...

69 dismissals so far from speedup of Bernalillo County cases

March 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque area’s top prosecutor says dozens of criminal cases have been dismissed at least temporarily since new state-mandated deadlines kicked in about a month ago. According to KOAT-TV (http://goo.gl/CXPJoS ), the 69...

Police: UFC watch party turns violent, fingertip bitten off

March 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A UFC viewing party turned violent after police say a man bit off a family member’s fingertip during a drunken brawl. Authorities say 28-year-old Manuel Aragon was arrested Sunday following a bizarre fight at a west...

Body of missing Deming man found in southern Hidalgo County

March 3, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — The body of a missing Deming man has been found in southern Hidalgo County near the U.S.-Mexico border but authorities aren’t calling the death suspicious. Hidalgo County sheriff’s Deputy Javier Peru says there are no...

New Mexico students join others in nation against new tests

March 3, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams. The backlash came as millions of U.S....