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NM governor makes 2 judicial appointments

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has filled two magistrate court vacancies. Her office announced Wednesday that she has appointed Keith Rogers of Dexter to the Chaves County Magistrate Court and Edward Gallegos of Las Vegas to the San Miguel County Magistrate Court. Both vacancies were created by retirements. Rogers is currently a [&hellip...

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Tablets stolen from Animal Humane New Mexico

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Electronic tablets are supposed to be posted outside every dog’s room at Animal Humane New Mexico’s state-of-the-art adoption center to provide more information about the animal. But in just two weeks, two of the donated...

Members of NM delegation call for public forum

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are calling on federal officials to host a public forum on access to behavioral health services. The request comes after the New Mexico Human Services Department froze payments...

Amtrak train, truck in accident near Albuquerque

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say an Amtrak passenger train struck a tractor-trailer rig carrying automobiles at a crossing on the southern outskirts of Albuquerque late Wednesday morning. Bernalillo County sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron...

Navajo data center to spread wireless Internet

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is in the final testing phases of a project that will make wireless Internet available to a majority of people on the vast reservation. Tribal officials attending the opening of an $8 million commercial data center...

ACLU, Albuquerque reach deal in oversight case

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque reached a settlement Wednesday in a freedom-of-speech lawsuit against the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission. Under the terms of the settlement, the...

NM reaches settlement over foreclosure ads

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has reached a settlement with a California law firm that will bring to an end misleading radio ads regarding mortgage foreclosure assistance. Attorney General Gary King says the ads by...

NMSU baseball program gets $1.4M gift

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Baseball has long been a passion for New Mexico State University alumnus Michael Johnson. He and his older brother used to play and the sport was a true love for his mother. So he and his wife Judy have decided to give the Aggie...

Albuquerque mayor announces run for re-election

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says he has a passion for the city and he’s going to run for re-election. Berry and challengers Pete Dinelli and Paul Heh filed their paperwork with the city clerk on Tuesday, officially kicking...

OMI rules police custody death as homicide

August 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Office of the Medical Investigator has classified the death of a man who was in the custody of Roswell police as a homicide. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1bteey0) the autopsy results for 34-year-old Cody Towler...