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Albuquerque man convicted in stabbing death of girlfriend

August 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been convicted in the 2013 death of his girlfriend, who was stabbed nearly 40 times and put in the trunk of a stolen car before it was set on fire. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Shaun Ryals was found guilty by a judge of second-degree murder, arson, tampering with [&hellip...

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Secretary of state charged with theft, money laundering

August 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over...

Board punts decision on embattled Albuquerque schools chief

August 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The new but embattled superintendent of New Mexico’s largest school district has been granted a reprieve after school board members put off making a decision Thursday regarding his future at the helm of the troubled...

NM lawmaker proposes amendment to reform bail system

August 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker called the state’s bail system “broken” Thursday as he announced he would introduce a proposed constitutional amendment for reform in the upcoming legislative session that starts in January....

California man gets prison term for heroin trafficking

August 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for heroin trafficking in New Mexico. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Darmarvis Marquel Lee, of San Bernardino, received a 27-month prison term...

New Mexico panel revamps hunt limits on bears, cougars

August 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Game Commission on Thursday approved new rules that will clear the way for expanded hunting and trapping of bears and cougars around the state. The commission’s vote was unanimous despite passionate pleas from...

New Mexico utility tries again with new rate request

August 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility on Thursday renewed its request to raise rates, this time by an average of more than 14 percent. The latest request by the Public Service Company of New Mexico comes after the commission...

Boil water advisory issued for systems near Santa Fe, Raton

August 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau has issued boil water advisories for systems near Santa Fe and Raton. The advisories were issued Thursday for the Las Campanas system and the Vermejo Park Headquarters...

Las Cruces woman gets prison in baby daughter’s 2014 death

August 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces woman has been sentenced to 21 years in prison in the death of her infant daughter. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Annette Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday to six counts of child abuse, one count of tampering with evidence...

Acoma Pueblo man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

August 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Acoma Pueblo man has pleaded guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge and is facing up to eight years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Dwight T. Brown entered his plea Wednesday without a plea agreement. Brown...