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NM Supreme Court to hear pay-to-play appeal

March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal involving two lawsuits that allege corruption in state investment practices. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of taxpayers by whistleblower Frank Foy, the former chief investment officer for the Educational Retirement Board. He had alleged misconduct by the Educational...

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Oil, gas wells in northwestern NM show potential

March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The oil and gas industry is getting excited about a potential boom in northwestern New Mexico. Preliminary results from some of the 22 exploratory wells drilled in the Mancos shale formation in the San Juan Basin show commercial...

NM village to vote on liquor licenses

March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — It will be up to the residents of Loving whether the village’s two restaurants will be able to serve beer and wine. Business is booming in the southeastern New Mexico community, but the Carlsbad Current-Argus reports...

NM police investigate officer-involved shooting

March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Farmington that landed a suspect in the hospital. The suspect was taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center, but state police spokesman Tony Lynn said...

NM man pleads guilty in daughter’s alcohol death

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Beclabito man accused of causing the death of his juvenile daughter by serving her alcohol has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Stanford Benally entered a plea agreement Friday in federal...

NM reaches settlement over massive tire dump

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

WAGON MOUND, N.M. (AP) — A massive tire dump that stretches through a remote arroyo in northeastern New Mexico will be cleaned up as part of a settlement reached with a ranching operation. State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and Environment Secretary Dave...

NM woman pleads guilty to child abandonment

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Pojoaque Pueblo woman has pleaded guilty to a child abandonment charge. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Alma Garcia entered her plea Friday in federal court in Albuquerque. They say Garcia was accused of abandoning her young child in...

Santa Fe, Double Eagle airports to lose towers

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday that Santa Fe is among 149 airports around the country set to lose funding for their air traffic control towers because of federal budget cuts. It was not immediately clear what...

NM jury awards $58.5 million in tanker accident

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors who wanted to send a message to the trucking industry awarded $58.5 million to the estate and family of a Carlsbad man fatally injured in a 2010 accident when his vehicle collided with an oil industry tanker. The award in a...

Probe into police crash turned over to DA

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The case of an Albuquerque police officer who was involved in a fatal crash has been turned over to the district attorney for review. Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston says his traffic investigators have completed an...