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Espanola man ordered to pay $50K in back taxes

April 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — An Espanola man has been ordered to pay more than $50,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest after pleading no contest in a tax fraud case. The state Taxation and Revenue Department says John Alex Salazar must also serve five years of probation and must not help others with their state [&hellip...

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Santa Fe bicyclist fatally hit by train identified

April 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe have identified a bicyclist who was killed when struck by a Rail Runner passenger train over the weekend. Police spokeswoman Celina Westervelt says 60-year-old Suzanne LeBeau of Santa Fe was killed late Saturday...

Franciscan order leaving parishes in Carlsbad area

April 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church’s Franciscan brotherhood is withdrawing from the Carlsbad area of southeastern New Mexico because of a flurry of priests reaching retirement age. Franciscan father Tom Smith says it’ll be up to the...

Indicted ex-Martinez aide wants racino evidence

April 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former campaign manager for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez accused of hijacking her campaign’s email system and lying about it is seeking information tied to a state contract for the Downs at Albuquerque, a newspaper reported...

Bankruptcy filings in New Mexico below US average

April 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bankruptcy filings in New Mexico dipped in 2013, continuing a downward trend that started in 2010. The clerk’s office for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Albuquerque says the state overall had a rate of two bankruptcy filings per...

Missing Albuquerque man, 87, found in Socorro

April 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an 87-year-old Albuquerque man is being treated at a hospital after being stranded for three days without food or water. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says John Roger Houghton was spotted Sunday...

Anthony man stabbed while walking home from work

April 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a southern New Mexico man who was stabbed while walking home from his job at McDonald’s. The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found the body of 21-year-old Gilberto...

Albuquerque marshals’ suspect has prior arrests

April 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive accused of pulling a gun on a U.S. marshal in Albuquerque has a history of arrests. The U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque is searching for Rufus Phelps a day after he allegedly threatened a marshal who was serving a...

Schools fear lawsuits by stocking medication

April 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new law taking effect this summer requiring New Mexico schools stockpile medicine to treat students for severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks has officials concerned, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1hXHX7X...

Bloomfield city manager settles lawsuit

April 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed in 2012 accusing Bloomfield’s city manager of sexual harassment has been settled. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1eKc2rK) that City Manager David Fuqua and the city of Bloomfield settled the suit for...