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Jail transport officer in Albuquerque accused of sex assault

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a jail transport officer is accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate in Albuquerque. Metropolitan Detention Center officials say Enock Arviso resigned his position Thursday. They say he’s currently in custody and is being housed separately from the general jail population. Authorities say Arviso had...

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Life in prison sentence sought for New Mexico murder suspect

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say they’re seeking a life prison sentence without parole for a Texas man accused of killing his Dallas-area girlfriend last year in southeastern New Mexico. A jury trial for 33-year-old Robert Glenn Earley is...

Private attorney to prosecute New Mexico police in shooting

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The prosecutor removed by a New Mexico judge from the case of two Albuquerque police officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man last year has tapped a private attorney to handle the case. Randi McGinn has agreed to...

Border Patrol: 7 in custody after chase in Deming area

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — The Border Patrol says seven people were taken into custody in southern New Mexico following a chase of a pickup seen stopping along Interstate 10 in Deming to pick up people who emerged from the desert. The Border Patrol said agents saw...

New manager appointed to lead troubled nuke waste dump

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A nuclear expert from Idaho has been named the new president and project manager of the company that oversees the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. Nuclear Waste Partnership announced...

Gains cited from Albuquerque Public Schools truancy program

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Public Schools official says a pilot program aimed at reducing truancy is having success. The program involves having truancy advisers and social workers contact truant students and their families to work on an...

New Mexico AG opposes proposed solar fee

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state attorney general’s office has come out against a proposal by New Mexico’s largest electric utility to charge customers with new solar power systems a monthly fee to connect to the grid. The office filed a...

Former UNM law professor named chair of regulatory panel

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former University of New Mexico law professor and federal prosecutor is taking over as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The U.S. Senate confirmed Norman Bay as a commissioner last summer. Members of New...

Another Arizona mental health provider to depart New Mexico

April 15, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Another Arizona-based nonprofit has confirmed it plans to cease providing Medicaid-funded mental health services in southern New Mexico. Tucson-based La Frontera plans a staggered transition to phase out its operations in Dona Ana...

Post-election spending by PACs drops in New Mexico

April 15, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some political action committees continued to spend and raise money in New Mexico after the November election. But the latest financial disclosures filed with the secretary of state’s office show it wasn’t nearly as much as...