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State medical tax break a mistake, being taken away

May 21, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — New Mexicans will no longer be able to deduct a portion of their medical expenses from their taxes, even though many residents have been doing so for years. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1EjJgUO ) the tax break has been granted to as many as 300,000 state taxpayers for 14 years. [&hellip...

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Travelers alert family in home after spotting arson fire

May 21, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A victim of an arson fire in Roswell is thankful that two travelers had trouble finding a relative’s home. The Roswell Daily Record (http://goo.gl/BNoSzt ) reports that two men honked their vehicle’s horn and knocked on...

Suspect not in home when police enter after 10-hour standoff

May 21, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A SWAT standoff in Albuquerque ended when police entered a home where they believed a woman was holed up. It turns out she wasn’t there. Police were told the woman had taken refuge in the home after allegedly firing gunshots...

Republican letter contains several errors, upsets legislator

May 21, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Rep. Nate Gentry is upset with the New Mexico Republican Party for a letter that appeared to be sent from him that contained a signature that wasn’t his own and words he never said. The politically-charged letter asking...

State police ID man who was fatally shot by Ruidoso police

May 20, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by Ruidoso police, but didn’t release any information as to why the officers drew their guns. New Mexico State Police say 27-year-old Timothy Jones was shot around 5 a.m....

Las Cruces police updates policy on body cameras

May 20, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials say 60 Las Cruces patrol officers will be getting body cameras after completing a mandatory training next month. The police department recently announced that patrol officers will meet with representatives from Taser, the...

New Mexico men plead guilty to defrauding food stamp program

May 20, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men have pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal food stamp program. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Justin Quintana of Rio Rancho and 46-year-old Wilfredo Lopez of Albuquerque were among six defendants charged...

Man charged with killing another inmate at Las Cruces prison

May 20, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have filed murder charges against a man accused of killing another inmate at a Las Cruces prison last month. They say Daniel Hood has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon by...

New Mexico personnel office slow in pay-back case

May 20, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s personnel office has issued checks to thousands of state workers who were owed back pay under a 2013 court ruling but about 1,000 cases still need to be sorted out. State officials cited the complicated nature of...

Ex-comptroller of Albuquerque company pleads guilty to fraud

May 20, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former comptroller of an Albuquerque construction company has pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Stephanie Pyle, of Albuquerque, faces up to a 12-year prison term when she’s...