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Santa Fe burglary caught on cell video sentenced

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A serial burglar caught on cellphone video breaking into a Santa Fe home has been sentenced to prison. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1qSye5u) Friday that 20-year-old Dariush Esfandi received a 4 ½-year sentence as part of a plea deal. Esfandi pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted burglary and burglary [&hellip...

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FBI searching for man who robbed Albuquerque bank

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who robbed an Albuquerque bank at gunpoint. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says a man with a bandanna covering his face entered the BBVA Compass Bank in northeast Albuquerque just after 9 a.m. Friday....

‘Breaking Bad’ actor to host show at former school

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — “Breaking Bad” actor Steven Michael Quezada is going back to his former school. Quezada is scheduled to return to Eastern New Mexico University on Monday for a comedy act. The show is a kickoff event for the...

Judge critical of county for 2012 election delays

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Sandoval County to provide adequate voting machines for the general election to prevent long delays for voters as happened two years ago. U.S. District Court Judge William Johnson on Friday directed...

Authorities: 2 inmates escape from New Mexico jail

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two jail inmates who have escaped from the Grant County Detention Center in New Mexico. County authorities say Adam Martinez and Tyler Cole escaped sometime after 9 p.m. Thursday. Detention center...

Jemez Pueblo frustrated over highway dispute

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Jemez Pueblo leaders who are tired of seeing traffic speed through their northern New Mexico village say they are considering either bulldozing a popular state highway or putting up toll booths. Pueblo Gov. Joshua Madalena tells...

Acting director chosen to run New Mexico VA system

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chief medical officer for the Veterans Affairs’ health care network in Southern California and southern Nevada has been tapped to oversee operations in New Mexico. The agency announced Friday the appointment of Skye...

Blasting caps, dynamite found near New Mexico dam

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say blasting caps and deteriorated dynamite has been disposed of after being found in a manhole near Elephant Butte Dam. It’s unclear how long the items had been there. Authorities say the...

Expansion eyed for State Defense Force

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The new head of New Mexico’s State Defense Force, along with other state government officials, want the little-known volunteer unit to grow in size and be poised to help with emergency relief and other missions all across the...

Albuquerque mayor imposes raises on city workers

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry’s administration is imposing a 3 percent pay raise on 2,100 municipal employees following an impasse with union locals representing the workers. Berry’s office says the raise averages to...