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NM lawmakers OK expanded film, TV incentives

March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Certain television projects and films in New Mexico could receive increased tax incentives under a measure heading to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. New Mexico offers a 25 percent refund for certain film and TV production expenses. The legislation would increase the incentive to 30 percent for a TV show producing [&hellip...

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$3,500 reward offered in fatal shooting of NM cow

March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board says there’s a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for fatally shooting a cow in Grant County last month. The rancher who owned the cow found her dead Feb. 13...

Panel recommends new NM gambling compact approval

March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative panel is recommending that New Mexico lawmakers approve a gambling compact with the Navajo Nation allowing it to operate five casinos. The state’s largest Indian tribe and Gov. Susana Martinez want the Legislature...

Albuquerque officer explains fatal shooting of vet

March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police detective testifying in a wrongful-death lawsuit said he feared for his own safety and that of fellow officers when he shot and killed an Iraq War veteran during a 2010 confrontation. Detective Brett...

Retired officer arrested in counterfeiting case

March 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A retired Santa Fe police sergeant is among three men accused of counterfeiting $100 bills. Anthony Rivera retired from the Santa Fe department in 2011. The 44-year-old, and his 34-year-old brother Dominic Rivera and their roommate,...

Health insurance exchange bill clears NM Senate

March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to establish a state-run health insurance exchange has passed the Senate with bipartisan support. A federal health care law calls for exchanges to serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to shop for medical coverage. The...

NM House OKs bill to lower marijuana penalties

March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to lessen penalties for marijuana possession by adults cleared the House on Monday but faces a difficult deadline for getting through the Legislature before lawmakers adjourn. The measure was approved on a 37-33 vote and...

Shiprock man pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man is facing a 19-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and attempted robbery. Federal prosecutors in New Mexico say 31-year-old Malcolm Altisi entered into a plea agreement Monday. They say...

NTSB says pilot in NM crash was warned about winds

March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (AP) — A preliminary report by federal investigators into the crash of a small plane in New Mexico that killed four people said the pilot was warned against taking off in windy conditions. The single-engine plane crashed March 2 during...

NM Senate approves film incentive sweetener

March 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to sweeten New Mexico’s incentives for television and film projects is close to clearing the Legislature. The Senate approved the House-passed proposal on a 32-8 vote Monday. New Mexico offers a 25 percent tax refund...