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Woman charged in 18-month-old son’s death from head injuries

November 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Santa Fe County Jail shows Miranda Rabago, who has been charged in Santa Fe, N.M., in her malnourished 18-month-old son’s death from head injuries. A criminal complaint charges 27-year-old Miranda Rabago with child abuse and reckless child abuse resulting in death in the Nov. 23 death of Arias Baroz. [&hellip...

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New Mexico judge finds public defender in contempt

November 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has fined the state’s chief public defender and found him in contempt for failing to provide lawyers to defendants who couldn’t afford them. Lea County District Judge Gary Clingman imposed a $1,000 fine...

New Mexico police: Woman cut, stabbed her boyfriend in car

November 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Dona Ana County Detention Center shows Kayla Bailey. Bailey is accused of using knives and a chain saw to stab and cut her boyfriend after restraining him inside his car in Las cruces, N.M., Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. (Dona Ana...

Leadership change comes early at New Mexico elections agency

November 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s incoming secretary of state will take office early to replace a temporary appointee to the state’s top oversight post for elections and campaign finances. The Secretary of State’s Office announced...

Attorneys: Suspect in road-rage shooting agrees to plea deal

November 30, 2016 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys for the Albuquerque man charged in a road rage shooting that killed a 4-year-old girl say they have reached a plea deal with prosecutors a day before the trial in the case was expected to begin. Defense attorneys Todd...

New Mexico DOT plans steps to reduce blowing dust on US 180

November 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — State transportation officials plan to take steps to reduce hazardous driving conditions created by blowing dust along a highway in southwestern New Mexico. The Department of Transportation plans to use netting and reseeding to promote...

State auditor calls for second audit of insurance taxes

November 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state auditor is calling for a new audit into whether health-insurance companies have been underpaying the premium taxes they owe. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2gF8RVI ) that State Auditor Tim...

Albuquerque police: Carjacking suspect is shot and wounded

November 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a carjacking suspect in Albuquerque is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by the driver of the targeted vehicle. Albuquerque police say the driver acted in self-defense and isn’t facing charges...

New Mexico certifies fall election results, recounts 3 races

November 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

Members of the New Mexico State Canvassing Board sign certificates of election in Santa Fe Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. From left, New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels, Gov. Susana Martinez and Secretary of State Brad Winter certify results of...

Only 6 districts in New Mexico earn A on state evaluations

November 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Only six of 89 school districts in New Mexico earned an A on performance evaluations by the state, but more districts saw improving grades than declining ones, according to a report released Tuesday by the Public Education...