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Los Lunas police getting new K-9 team

August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The Los Lunas police department is getting a new K-9 team. Following the recent retirement of Officer Horacio Deanda and his four-legged partner, Ricky, the department announced Monday it has selected a new handler and will be buying a new dog soon. The department says Det. Santiago Beyal, an Army [&hellip...

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2 people injured after car crash near Los Alamos

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Two people have been injured after a car apparently drove off Anderson Outlook into a canyon near Los Alamos. Santa Fe police say the driver was airlifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque after Monday’s accident. They say crews...

Man sentenced in Albuquerque gas station shooting

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for fatally shooting a clerk at Albuquerque convenience store and gas station in 2012. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Eloy Aguilar was sentenced Monday under a plea agreement. He pleaded...

New Mexico prison inmate found dead

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLAYTON, N.M. (AP) — Corrections Department officials say an inmate has been found dead at the Northeastern New Mexico Detention Facility. Authorities said Jesus Dominguez was discovered unresponsive Monday during morning headcount and pronounced dead a...

Survey finds little gain from exchange campaign

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A survey commissioned by New Mexico’s health insurance exchange has found that a campaign to publicize the online marketplace for buying coverage under the federal health care law is having little success so far. The survey of...

County told it can’t place signs on private roads

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County’s lawyers say its hands are tied regarding requests to put street signs along private roads, a situation that some officials say could mean emergency responders can’t quickly find homes where residents...

Revenue forecast: $285 million available next year

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About $285 million should be available in the next budget year for spending increases on state government programs, public education and to offset potential tax cuts, according to a new revenue forecast released Monday. If the...

Fired school officer in soda cooler flap appeals

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University-Alamogordo officer fired for removing a school soda cooler and selling it online wants his old job back. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://goo.gl/vmm9QR) reports that David Moon is appealing his...

Election ballot may not fit Albuquerque proposals

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All of Albuquerque’s proposed questions for voters may not fit onto Bernalillo County’s general election ballot. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1vF6F11 ) reports that county election workers are testing different...

Lawsuit argues Medicaid evaluations hurt disabled

August 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Family members of developmentally disabled New Mexicans suing the state say a Medicaid-assessment system puts recipients of services at risk, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1tHFeCz ) Sunday. Attorneys for eight...