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New Mexico governor in Colorado for GOP meeting

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Colorado for fundraising and a political meeting. Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez said the governor is attending a Republican Governors Association conference in Aspen on Wednesday and Thursday. The governor will return to New Mexico on Friday. Martinez traveled to Denver on...

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Man extradited in New Mexico road-rage killing

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man sought in Albuquerque road-rage killing that occurred nearly six years ago is back in the United States after being extradited from Mexico. The U.S. Marshals Service says Raul Pena-Roque was...

Work on I-10 interchange near Las Cruces slows

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A project to rebuild an Interstate 10 interchange south of Las Cruces is running into problems that could delay completion. The Las Cruces Sun-News (tp://bit.ly/1ueWOCa) reports that pile-driving for reconstruction of the Mesquite...

Albuquerque police shoot, kill wanted suspect

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police fatally shot an armed suspect wanted by federal authorities Tuesday after a foot chase that temporarily shut down parts of the city, officials said. Deputy Police Chief William Roseman told reporters that two...

Sick immigrant kids reportedly not getting meds

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Immigration advocates who were allowed to visit a New Mexico detention center say women there are complaining that children aren’t getting proper medical care and people are being deported before they can see a lawyer. Officials...

Report: Film production generated 15,900 jobs

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has created one job for every $8,519 spent on tax incentives to attract film and television productions during the past five years, according to a state-commissioned study released Tuesday. Film-production spending created...

Police: NM school official failed to report abuse

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico physician and private school operator is facing charges after authorities say she failed to report child abuse that later led to the death of a 7-month-old. Las Cruces police said 69-year-old Ann Mercer was arrested...

New Mexico insurance exchange CEO starts in August

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new CEO of New Mexico’s health insurance exchange will take over running the online marketplace in late August. The exchange announced Monday that Amy Dowd had accepted its offer to become the exchange’s top...

Man arrested after cellphone found after burglary

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico man has been arrested after police were able to trace a cellphone found inside a burglarized business. Farmington police say 26-year-old Terrison Shorty of Crownpoint was arrested July 16 after an...

Police: 3 hikers rescued in 2 incidents in Sandias

July 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque authorities say responders performed two rescues involving three people who’d run into health problems while hiking in the Sandia Mountains. Police Sgt. Ferris Simmons says police officers and Bernalillo County...