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Driver sentenced in shooting that killed Albuquerque teen

February 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect who pleaded guilty in a drive-by shooting that killed an Albuquerque teenager in 2015 has been sentenced to a year in custody. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/29vvFr4) reports 17-year-old Nicholas Gonzales was sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors say a plea agreement with the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s...

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Conversion therapy ban advances in New Mexico Legislature

February 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Proposed legislation is advancing in New Mexico to ban the use on minors of conversion therapy that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The Senate voted Thursday to approve the Democrat-sponsored...

Teachers union calls on Albuquerque schools to avoid cuts

February 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The teachers union is calling on the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education to avoid pay cuts, furloughs or increased class size and to instead rely on cash reserves to cover budget reductions. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

10 cars stolen from Albuquerque lot

February 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owners of an Albuquerque car dealership say 10 cars have been stolen off their lot. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2llLky3) that the owners of Duke Motors noticed Wednesday that the office door frame was busted, drawers were...

Lawmakers consider naming green chile burger state burger

February 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker wants to make the state’s relationship with the green chile cheeseburger official. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2kSSLeZ) that Rep. Matthew McQueen, D-Galisteo, is sponsoring a bill that...

New Mexico’s only GOP congressman backs Flynn investigation

February 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s only GOP congressman says he would back a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s pre-inauguration conversations with a Russian ambassador. Congressman Steve Pearce spokeswoman Keeley...

Owner of Farmington bond company convicted of fraud

February 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington jury has convicted a man for extorting money from a woman who secured a bail bond through his company. The Daily Times of Farmington reports (http://bit.ly/2lR4gB8) that Daniel Goldberg Sr. was convicted on Friday of...

The Latest: Police: Suspect dead after shooting himself

February 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting in Roswell (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Roswell police have released the name of a suspect who killed himself after firing at an officer investigating a stolen car. Police say the deceased man is...

New Mexico grid linkup plan scaled back to $200M project

February 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A company that once planned a $1.5 billion effort in New Mexico to link three major U.S. electricity grid systems and pump more renewable energy to more populated markets said Wednesday that it has scaled down the plan to one that...

Initiative seeks rooftop solar on New Mexico state buildings

February 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill designed to spur the installation of rooftop solar arrays on state government buildings in New Mexico has cleared its first hurdle in the state Legislature. A Senate panel on conservation matters endorsed the bill Tuesday. The...