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Ex-senator waives arraignment in corruption case

July 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego is waiving his right to a court arraignment on newly confirmed charges of fraud, bribery and perjury as the criminal corruption case moves toward trial. The decision means Griego will no longer appear this week at a state district court in Albuquerque. State [&hellip...

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Albuquerque mayor says $20M plan will revive Route 66 motels

July 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A $20 million restoration project is poised to revive two shuttered motels along separate sections of Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, where the neon signs of motor inns once lit the highway’s miles-long run through New...

Suspect in fatal beatings in Albuquerque pleads no contest

July 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of three suspects in the fatal beatings of two homeless men in Albuquerque has pleaded no contest to first- and second-degree murder and no contest to aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon. The teen was 15 at the time of...

Cheap gasoline syphons riders from New Mexico commuter train

July 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s distinctive commuter rail line cuts a breathtaking path through Native American tribal lands, past silhouetted mountain ranges and swaths of cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande, ferrying workers between the...

APNewsBreak: New Mexico spaceport authority director resigns

July 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Dec. 9, 2014, file photo, Christine Anderson, executive director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, poses for a photo at the end of the taxiway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. Anderson is resigning, saying she still believes in the commercial...

Feds reach settlement with Navajos over uranium mine cleanup

July 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has reached another settlement with the Navajo Nation that will clear the way for cleanup work to continue at abandoned uranium mines across the largest American Indian reservation in the U.S. The target...

Whistleblowers take concerns to New Mexico Supreme Court

July 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is being asked to intervene in competing efforts to reclaim money from investment firms that paid their way into managing state funds during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson. The court was...

Judge delays officer shooting suspect’s weapons trial

July 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge postponed a trial Monday for an ex-convict charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm that authorities say was used in the shooting death of an Albuquerque police officer. Chief U.S. District Judge M....

Judge recommends contempt finding in New Mexico food scandal

July 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge recommended a contempt finding Monday against a New Mexico agency overseeing the distribution of federal food aid and Medicaid health care benefits. U.S. Magistrate Judge Carmen Garza also called for the appointment of...

Santa Fe authorities recover remains along the Rio Grande

July 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say human remains have been recovered from the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. The remains were discovered last week by a crew with the Army Corps of Engineers that had been working along the river a few miles north of...