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Survey gives Albuquerque police chief low marks

November 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Only 20 percent of Albuquerque officers approved of the job by the city’s police chief, and close to a fifth believe bringing in the U.S. Justice Department will improve the department. Those were the findings from a survey of 450 officers — around half the department’s workforce — released Tuesday by [&hellip...

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Albuquerque police may soon see officer shortage

November 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

File-In this July 12,2010 file photo Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz addresses the media in Albuquerque, N.M. Proposed changes to state retirement funds may prompt hundreds of Albuquerque police officers to retire and spark an officer shortage in New...

IHOP settles sex suit for $1 million

November 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of seven IHOP restaurants in the Albuquerque area has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit alleging one of his managers sexually harassed a number of female workers, including teenagers. The U.S Equal Employment...

NM health officials boost vaccinations for seniors

November 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 2,400 vaccinations were given to senior citizens in two northern New Mexico counties as part of an effort by the state Health Department to protect against flu and pneumonia. State health officials say the number of vaccinations...

NM police: Body found near charred vehicle

November 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating the discovery of body near a charred vehicle in Socorro County. Firefighters with the Bernardo Volunteer Fire Department found the body while extinguishing the burning car Monday night in a...

State District Judge Bob Schwartz dies at age 62

November 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State District Judge Bob Schwartz, a former district attorney who helped prosecute some of the biggest crimes in Albuquerque history, has died at age 62. Schwartz died Monday at a Rio Rancho hospital. His death was confirmed to The...

Albuquerque man says he shot teen in self-defense

November 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Albuquerque man was arrested on aggravated battery and other charges after he shot a 13-year-old boy outside his home. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/X2QbCI) that 42-year-old Michael Zamora shot the boy...

NM attorney general to investigate voting problems

November 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King’s office is investigating why Rio Rancho voters had to wait in line for hours to cast ballots after polls closed in last week’s election. King said in a statement Monday he was concerned about...

Oldest NM survivor of Bataan Death March dies

November 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TATUM, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who was the state’s oldest survivor of World War II’s infamous Bataan Death March has died at the age of 99. Virgil Wallace was being buried with full military honors Monday afternoon in Tatum, according to...

NM Legislature underwent election-year face lift

November 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly a third of the 112 members of Legislature will be new to the House and Senate when lawmakers convene in January, and that could end up helping Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her push to end driver’s licenses for...