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VA health officials say New Mexico patients wait times down 

August 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wait times for medical appointments and disability claims have improved for New Mexico veterans, according to the heads of agencies that provide health care and disability benefits. Andrew Welch, New Mexico VA Health Care System director, and Chris Norton, regional director for the Veterans Benefits Administration, told the...

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Man accused of exposing himself in Albuquerque park in jail 

August 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of inappropriately touching himself in front of children at an Albuquerque park. Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik says 35-year-old Jacinth Gallaway was booked Saturday on an outstanding...

Pedestrian collapses, dies on Santa Fe street 

August 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police are investigating after a man suddenly died while walking down the street. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a man described as being in his mid-50s walked down Cerrillos Road Sunday morning and collapsed in the...

Embattled Albuquerque school chief to learn fate 

August 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The board of New Mexico’s largest school district is scheduled Monday to decide the future of its embattled superintendent following the hiring of an administrator facing child sex abuse charges. Albuquerque school board...

Trump’s idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals 

August 31, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many...

Albuquerque police detective shot by fellow officer suing

August 30, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is suing the lieutenant who shot him in a botched undercover drug bust. An attorney for Jacob Grant, who says he will need medical care for the rest of his life, filed a lawsuit in state District Court...

Ronda Rousey’s next fight moved up to Nov. 15 in Australia

August 30, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey’s next UFC fight against Holly Holm has been moved up to Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia. The mixed martial arts promotion made the announcement Friday night. Rousey was scheduled to defend her bantamweight title...

Trial begins for stepfather charged in boy’s beating death

August 30, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A child abuse trial is about to get underway week for the stepfather of a 9-year-old who authorities say was kicked to death by his mother in New Mexico, even after authorities were alerted to the boy’s appeals for help....

Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000

August 30, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari had...

3 suspects indicted in shooting death of Albuquerque teen

August 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County grand jury has indicted three suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of an Albuquerque teenager two months ago. The county District Attorney’s Office says all three suspects were indicted Friday on...