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Judge to consider evidence in NM right-to-die case

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could be a month before a ruling is issued in a challenge against New Mexico’s assisted suicide law. State District Judge Nan Nash said she has a lot of information to consider after hearing closing arguments Thursday. Two doctors and a Santa Fe cancer patient sued in March 2012. They’re [&hellip...

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NM senators seek protections for Organ Mountains

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich on Thursday reignited a decade-old effort to seek federal protections for a mountain range that borders one of the state’s largest cities as well as other scenic areas in Dona Ana...

Police: Suspect arrested in Las Cruces arson case

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man suspected of lighting the fire that eventually destroyed a Las Cruces mobile home this week is in custody. Las Cruces police say 43-year-old Anthony Garret Madison was arrested Wednesday and was being held on $15,000 bond on...

Outside of Roswell’s UFO museum to face makeover

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell is getting a makeover. Executive Director Mark Briscoe says the exterior will be redone with new stucco to make it look like one big building. Also, the marquee is getting a...

Ex-mayor of NM border town out from prison early

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former mayor of a New Mexico border town has been released after serving part of his sentence for his role in a smuggling ring that shipped 200 guns to Mexican drug cartels. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1bZeAQq )...

Report critical of NM mental health audit response

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative report is critical of New Mexico’s handling of a shakeup of mental health services in which Medicaid payments to numerous providers were frozen as a result of an audit that reportedly found possible overbillings and...

Prisoner in custody after fleeing from NM hospital

December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Los Lunas prisoner is back in custody after escaping from an Albuquerque hospital. Los Lunas police say 28-year-old Mary Selmeczki was briefly left alone after being taken to an Albuquerque hospital for medical...

IDs released of 2 men who died in a NM plane crash

December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have positively identified two people killed last weekend when a small plane crashed in a canyon about a mile south of the Los Alamos Airport. Los Alamos County officials say the victims were 51-year-old Michael D....

Hedge fund owner has bought Taos Ski Valley in NM

December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico’s top ski areas has been sold. Taos Ski Valley officials announced Wednesday that wealthy conservationist and hedge fund owner Louis Bacon has agreed to buy the ski area. The sale price wasn’t disclosed. Taos...

Gov. Martinez unveils new ed reform proposals

December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing changes aimed at recruiting new teachers and rewarding teachers whose students are showing improvement. Martinez unveiled her plan Wednesday at Sweeney Elementary School in Santa Fe. Under her...