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New Mexico jail inmate recaptured after escaping from clinic

May 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A jail inmate who escaped from a New Mexico medical clinic after being arrested in a carjacking and two police chases has been recaptured. Authorities said 24-year-old Michael Derby was apprehended Friday on a street corner in Las Cruces, the city where he escaped. A passer-by called 911 to report [&hellip...

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University of New Mexico eyes seal amid racial concerns

May 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo shows the University of New Mexico’s official seal, depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman, that is drawing accusations of racism from Native American students. New Mexico’s largest university is considering...

Man pleads guilty to grabbing, taking off woman’s hijab

May 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge after authorities say he grabbed a Muslim woman’s hijab on a Southwest Airlines flight in December and pulled it off. Federal authorities say 37-year-old...

Bill Clinton to campaign in New Mexico for Hillary Clinton

May 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will be making a couple of campaign stops in New Mexico for his wife, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Campaign officials made the announcement Thursday. The former president is expected...

Police: Hobbs woman arrested in connection with bomb threat

May 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Hobbs woman has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat in the city. Hobbs police say 30-year-old Amy Valdez is being held in the city’s detention facility pending arraignment in magistrate court. They say...

Ex-officer pleads no contest to battery on homeless man

May 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor aggravated battery after authorities say he assaulted a man during a call. Cedric Greer entered the plea Thursday — more than a year after a state police...

Concerns arise over fundraisers after Navajo girl’s death

May 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was kidnapped and killed last week has raised concerns about unauthorized fundraising accounts online. The concerns led the Navajo Nation’s San Juan Chapter to pass a resolution...

Department of Corrections outlines new pay raise structure

May 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Corrections has outlined a pay structure that would increase the minimum compensation for officers across the state and help with recruitment within the department beset by staffing shortages, officials said....

New Mexico proposes changes for dealing with polluters

May 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tens of millions of dollars in civil fines levied against some of New Mexico’s worst polluters have been funneled toward environmental improvement projects over the past decade, but state officials are concerned that existing...

Survey: New Mexico students miss third of instructional time

May 10, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A survey of available instruction time at public schools across New Mexico has found that a third of the hours are lost to a combination of standardized assessments, test preparation, re-teaching distracted students, absences,...