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Balderas, Riedel vie to be New Mexico’s AG

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The race to be New Mexico’s attorney general pits state Auditor Hector Balderas, a rising star in the Democratic Party, against Republican Susan Riedel, a former prosecutor and judge with more than two decades of legal experience. Balderas wants to build an agency that would serve as a watchdog to ferret [&hellip...

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New Mexico man pleads guilty in federal fraud case

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Ojo Caliente man has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and mail fraud charges. Prosecutors in New Mexico say 43-year-old Gerald Archuleta admitted to a role in a scheme to defraud the federal and state Unemployment Insurance...

Police: ‘Explosive device’ hit New Mexico mosque

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an unknown suspect has thrown what appears to be Molotov cocktail at an Albuquerque mosque. Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said the explosive device was tossed Friday morning at a window of the Islamic Center...

Duran: Sharpie pens not banned at NM voting sites

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran says her office has not banned Sharpie pens from marking New Mexico ballots on Election Day. Her office said Friday state officials recently ordered Paper Mate felt tip markers for counties...

Bernalillo County woman contracts West Nile virus

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say the first clinical case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Bernalillo County. They say a 45-year-old woman was hospitalized briefly with the more severe neuro-invasive form of West Nile, but now is...

Lawsuit over school funding set for 2015 trial

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging New Mexico’s public school financing is moving ahead after a state district judge rejected a request by the Public Education Department to dismiss the case. A trial is scheduled for November 2015 in the case...

NM hospital screening patients in parking lot

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top health officials say the risk of an Ebola case in the state is low, but administrators at Roosevelt General Hospital aren’t taking any chances. Starting Friday, the rural eastern New Mexico hospital will...

New Mexico councilman allegedly attacks a neighbor

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a Bayard City councilman has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Agents with the State Police Investigation Bureau took Armando Arzola into custody Wednesday. The...

911 tape barred at trial of boy accused in killing

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state appeals court ruled this week that 911 recordings cannot be used in the first-degree murder case against a 10-year-old New Mexico boy accused of killing his father, whom defense attorneys say abused him for years. The New...

Treasurer race draws education funding concerns

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The campaign to become the next New Mexico state treasurer has candidates talking about education and ways to gain more revenue. Democrat Tim Eichenberg is going against Republican Rick Lopez in a race to replace James Lewis, who...