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Charges dismissed against ex-secretary of state

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has dismissed corruption charges against former New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron after ruling that repeated delays violated her right to a speedy trial. Second Judicial District Judge Reed Sheppard ruled late Wednesday that Vigil-Giron did nothing to cause the delays other than file one motion asking the...

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Court affirms conviction of ex-Albuquerque officer

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of an ex-Albuquerque police officer who tipped off a friend to a drug trafficking investigation. Brad Ahrensfield had appealed based on various claims of error by the...

Santa Fe police to file charges in dog mauling

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say charges will be filed in a dog mauling case that left a disabled woman injured and her Chihuahua dead. Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/TFubpc) that the charges could include...

Human remains found near NM’s Brantley Lake

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Medical investigators are trying to identify human remains that turned up in a dry lake bed in southeastern New Mexico. State police say the remains were taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque after being...

Settlement reached over $1.2 million painting

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe gallery and the co-founder of the Gateway computer company have reached a settlement over the value of a painting that depicts the American West. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/RXYc5S) that state District...

New Mexico moves ahead with health exchange

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is moving ahead to establish a state-run clearinghouse to help small businesses and tens of thousands of individuals find affordable health insurance they currently lack. A fight over the...

Study: NM income inequality continues to grow

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The gap between wealthy households and low-income families continues to grow in New Mexico, and the difference between their incomes is now the largest in the nation, according to a study released Wednesday. From 2008 to 2010, the...

Albuquerque announces JetBlue flights to NY

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — JetBlue Airways will be offering a non-stop flight from Albuquerque to New York City starting this spring. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry made the announcement Wednesday during his state of the city address. The mayor’s...

Police: NM man breaks bank’s windows, calls 911

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Albuquerque man fed up with his bank went to the extreme when he broke out the bank’s windows and then called police on himself. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/UGNKP4) that Charles Scribner reported his crime...

Judges in Santa Fe to seek more funding

November 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some of New Mexico’s top judges are trying to make a case for more court funding. Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RSIsCS) that judges came from across New Mexico on Tuesday to testify before the...