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Court overturns NM therapist’s license revocation

August 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has overturned the license revocation of a mental health and substance abuse counselor who allegedly had sexual contact with a teenage client. The court ruled Thursday that the state Counseling and Therapy Practice Board violated the due process rights of Homer Avalos of Chaparral by revoking [&hellip...

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Ex-officer of NM project is sentenced to prison

August 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The ex-director of an economic development project for the Navajo Nation has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for federal tax evasion. New Mexico prosecutors say 62-year-old Hak Ghun also was sentenced Thursday to two...

Groups launch campaign to defeat abortion measure

August 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and several other groups are launching a campaign to defeat a proposed late-term abortion ban in Albuquerque. The alliance of community organizations and women’s advocacy groups...

NM man under surveillance arrested after holdup

August 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say detectives conducting surveillance on a man suspected in several recent armed robberies arrested him as he left a store that was the scene of another holdup. Police say 24-year-old Michael Garcia faces...

Officials: NM DWI attorney came to court drunk

August 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico DWI attorney is facing charges after authorities said he walked into an Albuquerque courtroom drunk — and into the wrong scheduled hearing. John W. Higgins was taken into custody at Metro Court on Wednesday when he...

NM crime lab wants fingerprints from some victims

August 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state crime lab now requires law enforcement agencies to submit fingerprints for victims of non-violent crimes along with unidentified prints from property crime scenes. Bureau Chief Noreen Purcell says the lab...

Court sets aside NM chiropractor drug regulation

July 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has invalidated a government regulation spelling out the drugs that can be injected by certain chiropractors in New Mexico. The court said Wednesday the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners failed to get...

UNM Law School eyes change amid applications drop

July 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A steep decline in applications at the University of New Mexico’s School of Law is forcing the school to reevaluate its future and put faculty expansion on hold, university officials announced this week. The school’s new...

Man arrested minutes after NM credit union robbed

July 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — FBI officials say a man is in custody with the robbery of a credit union in Las Cruces. They say 26-yeare-old Dominic Holland, of Las Cruces, was arrested minutes after the First Light Federal Credit Union was robbed Wednesday...

Jury selection continues in Okla. couple’s killing

July 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jury selection is in its second week for an Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing a retired couple who was traveling through New Mexico. John McCluskey is the last defendant to face federal carjacking and...