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Shiprock man gets prison term for sexual assault

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a child on the Navajo Nation. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Gerald A. Tso also was sentenced Tuesday to five years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes [&hellip...

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Voter ID debate focus of secretary of state race

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran is fighting to keep her job in a close race that has her pitted against Democratic Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver. A major focus has been voter ID. Duran is seeking to...

Las Cruces to let minimum wage increases begin

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces City Council has decided to implement the first phase of a stepped increase of the minimum wage in the southern New Mexico city, but it may then consider anew whether to have the next two steps take effect. According...

Hobbs schools suspend staff master’s requirement

October 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Facing an oil boom that is putting a strain on keeping qualified staff from leaving for more lucrative jobs, a school district in southeastern New Mexico has reduced its advanced degree requirements for teachers. The Hobbs Municipal...

New Mexico deputy charged with shooting colleague

October 29, 2014 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

This photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, shows the exterior of Dublin’s Street Pub in Las Cruces, N.M., where the two Santa Fe Sheriff’s Deputies were drinking on Monday, Oct. 27, before a fatal shooting. Authorities say Jeremy Martin, 29, was...

Police: Nude man arrested at New Mexico hotel pool

October 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A California man is facing charges after police found him swimming naked in a New Mexico hotel pool with a small child in his arms. New Mexico State Police said Michael Lee of La Palma, California, was arrested Saturday at the Sky...

Las Cruces prisoner sentenced in 2006 jail killing

October 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces prisoner convicted of stabbing and slashing a fellow jail inmate in 2006 has been sentenced to 26 years in prison. Dominic Montoya waived his right to be physically present at his sentencing Monday and participated...

Lawsuit seeks to stop food stamp work requirements

October 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Social services advocates filed a lawsuit Monday to stop Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration from imposing work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps. The New Mexico Center on Law and...

Judge delays ruling in New Mexico primary lawsuit

October 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge delayed making a decision Monday in a lawsuit filed by an independent voter that could radically transform New Mexico’s two-party primary system. State District Judge Denise Barela-Shepherd said she...

Albuquerque police: Brother arrested in killing

October 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man has been arrested in the shooting death of his brother at a trailer park. A criminal complaint filed by police and released Monday says Marcello Daniels was arrested Sunday in the killing of Frank...