MENU

Albuquerque police board member conflict alleged

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The woman who leads a citizen body that reviews complaints against Albuquerque police officers is being accused of having a conflict of interest because she also directs the local auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Police. The police group opposes citizen oversight of police brutality and corruption issues. The Albuquerque...

Read More

Las Vegas spending $1.1 million on water meters

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Las Vegas plans to spend about $1.1 million in grant and loan money to upgrade existing water meters so that they no longer need to be read manually. City Utilities Director Ken Garcia says about $825,000 is coming from a grant and...

2 pulled from car that that hit Albuquerque house

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in Albuquerque have pulled two people from a car that crashed into the living room of a house and ended up upside down. Firefighters had to shore up the damaged brick home to get to the victims in the BMW sedan on...

Martinez appoints SF lawyer as 1st District judge

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has named a Santa Fe personal injury and family law attorney as a judge in the 1st Judicial District. Sylvia LaMar will fill a vacancy created when District Judge Michael Vigil retired in September. Martinez...

Nuke lab system to cost $41 million to fix

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The estimate for fixing a new but inoperable $213 million security system at the nation’s nuclear bomb lab has doubled, officials with Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed Friday. Lab director Charles McMillan sent...

NM to deploy resources to storm-ravaged states

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an order to support the deployment of New Mexico resources to northeastern states that need help in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Friday’s executive order makes $200,000 available to the Department...

NM store selling ‘Breaking Bad’ bath salts

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico company is selling “bad” blue, meth-looking bath salts in honor of the AMC TV show “Breaking Bad.” The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VY25I3) that the Albuquerque-based Great Face...

Bernalillo County seeking to fix jail overcrowding

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County officials say there may be as many as 1,000 people being held at the chronically overcrowded Metropolitan Detention Center who don’t need to be there. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Rp9rnZ)...

New Mexico permanent funds grow $2B in past year

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The State Investment Council reports that New Mexico’s largest permanent funds grew by about $2 billion during the past year as financial markets performed strongly. The Land Grant Permanent Fund had returns of 18 percent during...

NM’s First Gentleman takes job in Santa Fe

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The husband of Gov. Susana Martinez, who turned in his sheriff’s badge when his wife was elected governor of New Mexico, has gone back to work. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UdpCmI ) that a Martinez spokesman...