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Albuquerque reaches settlement in police shooting

January 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police shooting of an Iraq War veteran in 2010 will cost Albuquerque about $8 million. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1lipy8J) reported Monday that a tentative settlement for $7.95 million has been reached with the family of Kenneth Ellis IIII. A jury reached a $10.3 million verdict in the cast last March, [&hellip...

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New Mexico bill would regulate art auction houses

January 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill introduced in the New Mexico Legislature would impose government oversight of art auction houses and change the way some do business. Sen. Tim Keller’s bill would authorize the Attorney General’s Office to regulate...

NM man gets prison for assault on a tribal officer

January 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for assaulting a tribal officer in Taos Pueblo. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Dallas Chase Barth was sentenced Monday to a 27-month prison term followed by...

Texas to proceed with water lawsuit against NM

January 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Texas can proceed with its lawsuit against New Mexico over management of the Rio Grande. Texas contends that groundwater pumping near the Texas-New Mexico border has resulted in Texas farmers...

Gallup hospital to close behavior health program

January 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A financially troubled hospital in Gallup says its retrenching will include closing its behavior health program. The Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA ) reports that the move by Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services...

Lawmaker wants judicial finance statements online

January 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans would have online access to the financial-disclosure statements of judges under legislation proposed by an Albuquerque lawmaker. Judges and other government officials, including legislators and state agency heads, must...

NM man convicted in 2006 accident charged again

January 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Belen man convicted in a 2006 fatal accident involving drunken driving has been arrested in Valencia County in another fatal accident. Authorities say 27-year-old Jacob Williams is jailed in lieu of $20,000 bond on charges of...

NM fugitive extradited back from Mexico

January 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A convicted child killer who escaped from a New Mexico prison and was captured in Mexico more than a year ago has been extradited back to the state. The U.S. Marshals Service announced that Edward Salas was taken back Saturday to Curry...

NMSU specialist seeks to preserve green spaces

January 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A cooperative extension specialist at New Mexico State University is looking for ways to preserve green spaces in places where water is scarce. The research focuses on water conservation, said Bernd Leinauer, who has been studying...

Study: Planned NM mine has 50-year life span

January 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A planned potash mine in southeastern New Mexico would be economically viable for the next 50 years, according to a new study by a consulting group. Intercontinental Potash Corporation recently released the study just before the...