MENU

Budget crunch being felt by New Mexico jurors

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico jurors and court interpreters are the latest group to feel the pinch of a budget crunch that has all of state government tightening its belt. A fund that pays jurors and interpreters has been struggling for several years and the shortfall is now approaching $1 million, according to court [&hellip...

Read More

Officials: Mine spill didn’t affect NM county drinking water

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say the massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado last year did not impact the quality of drinking water for most residents in San Juan County, New Mexico. The Farmington Daily Times reports...

Las Cruces police chief says fatal shooting was justified

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces police chief is defending officers who fatally shot a robbery suspect, saying the suspect forced them to use deadly force. “When he lunged at the officers, they were forced to use deadly force,” said Police...

Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street. The filming in downtown Albuquerque Sunday triggered a long...

New Mexico Supreme Court narrows scope of whistleblower law

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of a 2010 law meant to protect whistleblowers with a ruling in cases involving former Secretary of State Mary Herrera and two former employees. The court overturned an earlier ruling...

Judge rules death-scene photos don’t violate privacy rights

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a New Mexico State Police officer did not violate any constitutional right to privacy when he used his personal cellphone to take pictures of a Santa Fe-area man killed by police and then texted them...

Police shoot, kill suspect in Las Cruces

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police have released the name of a robbery suspect who was fatally shot by officers in Las Cruces. They say 36-year-old Juan Gabriel Torres of Las Cruces was armed with a knife when he was shot Sunday afternoon on a bridge over...

Man pleads guilty to robbing bank in Albuquerque last year

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Albuquerque last year and is facing up to 20 years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Joshua Abeyta pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque. Abeyta was...

New Mexico governor reiterates opposition to tax increase

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will not consider any tax increases as the state seeks to close a projected budget shortfall during an upcoming special session of the Legislature, her spokesman reiterated Monday. State government needs...

Uber expands Spanish-speaking service to New Mexico

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Uber on Monday extended its option for customers to request a Spanish-speaking driver to New Mexico — the nation’s most Hispanic state by percentage of population. The ride-hailing company said the launch of uberESPAÑOL...