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Feds confirm probe into Gov. Martinez emails

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office has confirmed that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating a complaint by Gov. Susana Martinez that her campaign emails were stolen. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PKhoXu) that U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales late last month confirmed in a letter to Martinez that an investigation...

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Lawsuit: NM agency hurt disabled clients

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to “enhancing the lives of people with disabilities” is facing a lawsuit from clients for neglect and exploitation. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Rfhrrq)...

Police: NM man secretly lived in family’s shed

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after police say a family found him living in their backyard shed. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/XGjnfs ) that Adam Chavez was arrested Friday on a burglary charge shortly following the...

Deputies: NM man on meth stole mom’s furniture

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A Silver City man is faces charges after police say he stole his mother’s furniture while high on meth, then sold it in Phoenix. The Silver City Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/WBaBkV) that 20-year-old Daniel Salas, who is in...

Santa Fe costume shops ready for Halloween rush

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For a price, those who are serious about Halloween can be any person they please — Queen Elizabeth, a Titanic passenger, Alice in Wonderland. It doesn’t require trading your soul or a first-born child, but there is a sizable...

Navajo Nation Council supports Wilson platform

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the Navajo Nation Council endorsed Heather Wilson. Below is the updated story with correct information. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has sent Republican U.S....

Crews find chemicals in Albuquerque groundwater

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews working on an old Air Force fuel spill have found potentially cancer-causing chemicals beneath a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood, Kirtland Air Force Base announced. The New Mexico Environment Department said Friday that Air...

NM murder suspect fired from city job for stealing

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man arrested for the shooting death of a state representative’s son was fired by the city earlier this year for stealing cash. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/TmKaie) that Jesse Chavez was fired in February...

Police: 2-year-old NM boy ingested cocaine

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police are investigating how a 2-year-old boy was able to consume cocaine at his grandparents’ house. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/XCFXpd) that boy was rushed late Thursday to Christus St. Vincent...

Ex-official suing NM school district over religion

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A former assistant superintendent is suing a school district in the Four Corners for religious discrimination. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/T4mzfK) that former Assistant Superintendent Sharon Jensen recently...