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Resigned APS deputy superintendent facing trial in Colorado

August 21, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Public Schools deputy superintendent who resigned two months into his job reportedly is awaiting trial in Colorado on child sexual assault charges. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Friday that Jason Martinez was arrested in July 2013 and is facing a jury trial in Denver on Oct. 9. Martinez submitted a [&hellip...

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Cause sought in deadly New Mexico scaffold collapse

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Six of the remaining seven construction workers injured in the collapse of a six-story scaffold outside a New Mexico medical center were released from hospitals Wednesday as investigators began work on trying to determine the cause...

Interior Department to lead review of Colorado river spill

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states. The review was announced late Tuesday after elected officials from both parties questioned whether the Environmental...

Police: Pilot of plane that crashed near Las Cruces has died

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The pilot of T-28 vintage Navy plane that crashed last week near the Las Cruces International Airport has died. New Mexico State Police say 64-year-old David Tokoph of El Paso, Texas died Tuesday night of injuries suffered in last...

Clovis man gets year in prison for hitting a police officer

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading no contest to hitting a police officer. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Jose Gonzalez entered the plea Tuesday prior to opening statements in his one-day trial. After a high...

Las Cruces man pleads guilty in tattoo parlor bombing

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the 2012 firebombing of a tattoo parlor. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Conrad Vasquez Salazar pleaded guilty during a hearing Monday to charges of conspiracy...

Nursing home being sued by AG sues back

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico nursing home being sued by state Attorney General Hector Balderas has now filed a lawsuit against him. Bloomfield Nursing Operations LLC argues that Balderas violated the state public records law by refusing to release...

Trial date set for stepfather of slain Albuquerque boy

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The stepfather of a 9-year-old boy who police say was kicked to death by his mother will stand trial beginning Aug. 31. Stephen Casaus faces charges including child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence in connection...

Fundraising efforts to save Santa Fe caboose pick up steam

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Fundraising efforts to keep a Santa Fe landmark from being sold and moved out of the city are picking up steam. The Texas Historical Foundation is offering to match donations up to $8,500 as part of an effort to keep the red caboose...

Albuquerque teen curfew proposal withdrawn

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque city councilor has withdrawn his resolution to seek a change in state law that would give local governments the authority to impose teen curfews. Councilor Ken Sanchez made the decision Monday after Gov. Susana...