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Girl allegedly abducted in Missouri found safe in New Mexico

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old Missouri girl who was allegedly abducted has been found safe in New Mexico and a man is in custody. New Mexico State Police say 55-year-old Raymond Vallia was arrested Monday afternoon after a traffic stop east of Moriarty. The Missouri Highway Patrol and Henry County Sheriff’s Office [&hellip...

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Governor criticizes Democrats for ‘killing’ key bills

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a speech critical of Senate Democratic leadership, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez said Monday the just-completed legislative session was the most partisan she has seen by a Senate majority during her time in office. Martinez...

New Mexico Supreme Court rejects Fort Sill petition

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court has turned down a request by an Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe that sought to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling compact with them. The state Supreme Court issued its denial of the Fort...

Albuquerque man, 38, accused of blinding underage girlfriend

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man accused of blinding his teenage girlfriend with pliers has been indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury. Authorities say 38-year-old David Cordova remains jailed on a $350,000 bond. It’s unclear if he has...

Funeral set for Thursday for Albuquerque police officer

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled Thursday for an Albuquerque police officer who died from a medical issue during a training exercise last week. KOAT-TV reports that John Kelly’s funeral will be held at the Albuquerque Convention...

Man pleads guilty to fatally victim with 10-pound weight

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 23-year-old Acoma Pueblo man awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to killing another man by striking him in the head with a 10-pound weight during a scuffle after they and other people had been drinking. Arthur L. Garcia...

Labor officials: New Mexico, West Texas workers underpaid

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Violations of fair labor standards have resulted in hundreds of oilfield workers in New Mexico and West Texas being underpaid by more than $1.3 million, according to a review by federal officials. Most of the violations involved...

Attorney general unveils changes on hiring private lawyers

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas unveiled policy changes Monday from his three-month review of the office’s practice of hiring private lawyers to file its lawsuits. In an effort to make the process more transparent,...

Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

March 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, left, D-Anderson, and Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, call for the repeal of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis,...

Amtrak says Southwest Chief’s New Mexico routes to remain

March 30, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Amtrak will stick with its existing New Mexico route of the Southwest Chief passenger train, according to the company. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://goo.gl/jwurSF ) last week that the Southwest...