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UNM regents to remain after nominees don’t get hearing

March 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico’s two longest-serving regents will remain on the board, as Gov. Susana Martinez’s nominees didn’t get confirmation hearings. Jack Fortner and Bradley Hosmer will remain on the school’s governing council at least until next year’s legislative session despite their expired...

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Vigil held in memory of Cannon airmen

March 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in eastern New Mexico to honor three Air Force service members who died in a crash while on a training flight. The Eastern New Mexico News reports (http://bit.ly/2nOws9M) that a crowd prayed, sang hymns and...

Attorney plans to appeal New Mexico murder conviction

March 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A defense attorney says he plans to appeal the murder conviction of a New Mexico man. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2nH7r3k) that 46-year-old Kenneth Burrows was found guilty Monday of killing Daniel Boone of Flora...

Police: Michigan man booked in fatal stabbing in Albuquerque

March 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a Michigan man who fatally stabbed another man during a fight in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say 23-year-old Muhammad Ameer of Flint was booked on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon and...

Man dies in head-on collision on State Road 529 near Hobbs

March 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old Hobbs man died from injuries suffered in a head-on collision with another motorist. New Mexico State Police say a 21-year-old driver from Pinon crossed the center line on State Road 529 west of Hobbs on...

Bernalillo man pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges

March 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Bernalillo man accused of sexually abusing women on the Santa Ana Pueblo during 2014 and 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to two sexual abuse charges in federal court. They say 33-year-old Anthony Montoya also...

New Mexico budget standoff has no quick fix

March 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A political standoff over how to fund New Mexico state government and public schools during the coming fiscal year showed no sign of quick resolution on Monday. As the Legislature adjourned over the weekend, Republican Gov. Susana...

Man booked in death of woman whose body was found in minivan

March 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

HACHITA, N.M. (AP) — Investigators say a man has been arrested in the death of a Florida woman whose body was found in a minivan on a highway in southern New Mexico with a leather belt tied around her neck. New Mexico State Police say 61-year-old Isaias...

Native American education committee pulls back due to budget

March 18, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A committee focused on helping the Los Alamos School Board help the district’s Native American population succeed academically will scale back its requests in light of decreases in state funding. The Los Alamos Monitor reports...

Family of inmate who died in Santa Fe jail files lawsuit

March 18, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The sister of a man who died at the Santa Fe County Jail in 2015 has filed a lawsuit accusing the county of not properly completing his medical intake screening forms. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2n9zWFN ) that...