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Brothers ordered to repay victims in NM swindle

September 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has ordered two brothers to repay an elderly Edgewood couple swindled out of $440,000 through real estate scams. State District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer on Thursday sentenced Michael Maxwell of Edgewood and Steven Maxwell of Santa Barbara, Calif., to nine-year prison sentences, but the judge suspended [&hellip...

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Intel to trim workforce at plant in Rio Rancho, NM

September 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Intel Cop. says it is reducing the workforce at its chip-making plant in Rio Rancho, a suburb of Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1eLBQk4) reports that Intel plans to “redeploy” 400 of the Rio Rancho...

Police: Young bear found in yard of Santa Fe home

September 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe have relocated a young female bear after the animal was spotted prowling about a resident’s yard. They say the about 2-year-old bear seemed very tired and made a bed on the resident’s wall and relaxed...

Fallen NM firefighter remembered

September 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A forest service firefighter found dead in a rugged area of northern New Mexico was remembered Thursday as a devoted family man and prankster. More than 200 people gathered for a memorial service for Token Adams, a 41-year-old...

NM theater wins court case over showing adult film

September 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court on Thursday tossed out an Albuquerque movie theater’s conviction for violating a zoning restriction on where adult films can be shown. The state Supreme Court said in a 4-1 decision that the...

Board adopts changes for NM police academy

September 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy will use a new curriculum that shortens basic police officer training to 16 weeks from the current 22, a change that officials said will help agencies around the state get their new officers...

Santa Fe police investigating suspicious death

September 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police have arrested a 37-year-old man in the killing of another man whose body was found near a cemetery. Police say Orlando Yazzie was booked into jail on a murder charge in the death of 55-year-old Mark Ginnel, whose body...

NM man sentenced in election fraud case

September 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man recently convicted of conspiring to steal money intended for voter education efforts was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge William...

State Briefs

September 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Court poses new questions in pension case SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court wants more information from lawyers before deciding whether the state can reduce cost-of-living adjustments for pensions of retired government workers. The Supreme Court...

NM regulators approve water protection rules

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators on Tuesday approved a proposed set of rules aimed at protecting groundwater at copper mines despite claims by the attorney general’s office that the proposal contradicts existing state law. The hearing...