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2 Santa Fe teens suspected of assaulting woman at gunpoint

April 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two teenage boys in Santa Fe have been accused of assaulting a woman with a handgun. Santa Fe police say a woman flagged down a police officer Saturday around 2 a.m. and reported an assault at gunpoint by two juveniles. Lt. Robert Vasquez says officers subsequently located a 14-year-old and [&hellip...

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New Mexico worker files lawsuit against over termination

April 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state employee who was given notice while she was undergoing cancer treatment is suing, alleging she was targeted for being a whistleblower. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1SX21Vy) that Heather Burke, who worked in...

Gov. Martinez travels with civil group to promote New Mexico

April 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is joining a civic group for a weeklong trip to the East Coast to promote New Mexico. The governor’s office said Martinez is traveling with the New Mexico Amigos to New York City and Charleston,...

Albuquerque police show video of shooting at stolen SUV

April 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have released video from the May 2015 shooting of a suspected car thief that involved 10 officers. The lapel camera video was made available Friday. The footage shows police firing at an SUV being driven by...

New Mexico eyes $24 million settlement in pay-to-play case

April 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are considering whether to accept a $24 million settlement from an investment firm in what would be the largest payment yet in a pay-to-play scandal during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson. The...

Feds: University of New Mexico fails in sex assault response

April 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students often do not know how to report sexual assault and sexual harassment at the University of New Mexico or where to turn for help in a broken system that violates federal law, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. The...

New Mexico lawmakers challenge feds over rare mouse

April 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly half of New Mexico’s Legislature is stepping into the fray between ranchers and the federal government over the fencing of watering holes on national forest land to protect an endangered mouse found in three Western...

New Mexico says more families eligible for child care help

April 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has launched a push to get more eligible families to apply for federally-funded child care assistance and announced Thursday the state will expand eligibility requirements until late May The...

Sheriff: Nurse used prescription drugs to kill boyfriend

April 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

HILLSBORO, N.M. (AP) — The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico says a yearlong investigation has led to the arrest of a registered nurse accused of using prescription drugs to kill her fiance. Kandi Adams was arrested in Nevada on charges of...

San Juan County residents meeting on Gold King Mine cleanup

April 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Residents of northern New Mexico will be able to learn about the long-term monitoring plan in response to the Gold King Mine spill that affected several communities. The New Mexico Gold King Mine Spill Citizens Advisory Committee...