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Voluntary recall of frozen green chile products

February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A family-owned food company in Albuquerque has announced a voluntarily recall of its frozen non-ready-to-eat green chile products. Bueno Foods say the products have the potential to contain low levels of the common bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in its uncooked state. Company officials say tests performed on samples of the...

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Man convicted of running driver’s license ring

February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal jury in Las Cruces convicted a Chinese national Tuesday of 64 felonies for running a ring that helped immigrants illegally obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses. After about three hours of deliberations, the jury found...

Marijuana legalization stalls in NM Senate panel

February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to let New Mexico voters decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana stalled in a legislative committee on Tuesday and is likely dead for the year. The Senate Rules Committee deadlocked 5-5 on whether to send the...

Las Cruces man gets prison sentence in drug case

February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in a methamphetamine trafficking case. Federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Agustin Abascal also was sentenced Tuesday to five years of supervised release. Abascal and...

Strangers, touched by Marine’s death, plan burial

February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The 60-year-old retired Marine Corps helicopter mechanic had no close family and lived alone in Santa Fe. He died alone, too, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But strangers, some touched by what they found in Eloy Timothy...

AG aide: Martinez’s copter flight didn’t break law

February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez didn’t break the law when she took a ride on a State Police helicopter to avoid missing a commercial flight to attend political fundraisers in Texas in 2011, a top official in the New Mexico attorney...

Jury rules against man in NM police shooting case

February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has ruled against an Albuquerque man’s claim of excessive force by police officers who shot him in 2008. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1aR0vF0) reports that the U.S. District Court jury returned its verdict...

Warrants issued for 2 men in stabbings in Hobbs

February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Two men are sought in connection with a fatal stabbing and another stabbing in Hobbs. Police say arrest warrants have been issued for 22-year-old Armando Espinoza and 25-year-old Michael Rodriguez in the Feb. 2. They’re sought in...

Lawsuit targets NM child welfare agency

February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s embattled child welfare agency is the target of a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations. The complaint, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, spells out the details of a custody battle...

Democrat defends vote against state budget

February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint says she’s been unfairly criticized for her vote against a $6 billion budget bill, which stalled last week on a tie vote in the House. Jeff said in a House floor speech Monday there have...