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Flooding reported in San Juan County

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Parts of northwestern New Mexico have been slammed by heavy rain sparking flooding in Farmington. Emergency personnel asked San Juan County residents on Tuesday to stay off the roads while the area battled the severe weather. The National Weather Service says the Four Corners should see showers and thunderstorms through Thursday....

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Suspect arrested in triple shooting at a NM home

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

JARALES, N.M. (AP) — A suspect in a triple shooting in New Mexico that left a man and his daughter dead has been arrested in Los Lunas. Valencia County Sheriff’s officials say 18-year-old Jordan Hurd was taken into custody Tuesday morning. They say...

Navajo chapter not joining horse roundup

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation has decided against going along with a tribal operation to round up feral horses. The Farmington Times reported (http://bit.ly/18MdWAa) Tuesday that chapter members voted 33-0 to rescind a...

Duncan kicks off back-to-school bus tour in NM

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan walks with Winston Brooks, Albuquerque Public Schools superintendent, during a tour of Emerson Elementary in Albuquerque, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Duncan kicked off a four-state, back-to-school bus tour Monday...

Ex-NM jail officer gets prison in an assault case

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former corrections officer at an Albuquerque jail has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for obstruction of justice and falsifying records. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Kevin Casaus also was sentenced Monday to one year...

NM man pleads guilty in real estate fraud case

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man accused of defrauding real estate investors has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Federal prosecutor say 47-year-old Rodney Chavez entered his plea Monday. His sentencing has...

NM rate increase OK’d for Blue Cross Blue Shield

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s insurance regulator has approved a rate increase of at least 9 percent for about 26,000 customers of Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Office of Superintendent of Insurance said Monday there will be increases of 9.2...

Rabies fear prompts NM to ban animal relocations

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fear that a strain of rabies might spread from Arizona deeper into New Mexico has prompted New Mexico officials to prohibit releases of captured foxes and some other species back into the wild, resulting in those animals being...

NM governor on East Coast fundraising swing

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to the East Coast to raise money in New York and Pennsylvania for her re-election next year. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said fundraising is scheduled Monday in Philadelphia....

Democrat announces for NM secretary of state

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the top elections official in New Mexico’s most populous county, announced Monday she’s running for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state. Democrats hope to oust...