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NM governor announces plan to expand Medicaid

January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, a state that hovers near the top of national poverty and uninsured rankings, plans to follow provisions of a federal health care law to expand Medicaid to potentially provide medical services to 170,000 low-income adults, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday. New Mexico will join at least 15 other...

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3 killed in head-on collision on I-40 near Grants

January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A head-on collision on Interstate 40 east of Grants in western New Mexico caused several fatalities and injuries. New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald says an eastbound tractor-trailer rig crossed the median and collided head-on...

Sunglasses lens provides link to solve NM homicide

January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — DNA evidence from a sunglasses lens left behind at a home where a resident was killed during a burglary has enabled Santa Fe police to close the homicide case. Police concluded that the evidence pointed to the guilt of a man who...

Low NM runoff from snow accumulation projected

January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new forecast projects lower than average water runoff from snow accumulation in New Mexico in 2013. Forecasters with the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service say flow on the Rio Grande at a measuring point between Santa...

NM man won’t have to pay costs for Wi-Fi lawsuit

January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man whose lawsuit alleged that a neighbor’s Wi-Fi system damaged his health was dismissed won’t have to pay the neighbor’s legal defense costs. District Judge Sarah Singleton dismissed Arthur...

NM woman sentenced for embezzlement, fraud

January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas woman has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for embezzling money from Presbyterian Healthcare Services and an employee goodwill program. Prosecutors say a federal judge handed down the sentence to 35-year-old Jolene...

New Mexico groups urge Pearce to support VAWA

January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of women launched a petition drive Tuesday to pressure the sole Republican member of New Mexico’s congressional delegation to support proposed expanded protections under the Violence Against Women Act. Both the...

Former NM corrections officer sentenced to prison

January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico corrections officer accused of assaulting a DUI suspect has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison. Federal authorities say 40-year-old Demetrio Juan Gonzales was sentenced Tuesday to a 33-month...

Governor proposes $13M for early reading services

January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez proposes to increase spending next year on programs to help New Mexico children learn to read. Martinez said Tuesday she’ll recommend the Legislature provide $13.5 million to improve reading skills of...

Toxic fumes in apartment kills Las Cruces woman

January 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say melting plastic appears to be the source of toxic fumes that caused the death of a Las Cruces woman. Las Cruces police say 41-year-old Penny Padilla was found dead in her apartment last Thursday evening. Police and...