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'Maometto' takes Santa Fe Opera by storm

August 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Santa Fe Opera, Brian Jagde performs in the Santa Fe Opera production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” (AP Photo/Santa Fe Opera, Ken Howard) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Midway through Act 1 of Rossini’s “Maometto II,” the approach of the Turkish warrior is heralded by booming cannon and flashes of...

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Presidential TV ad spending focused on 9 states

August 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 6, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Republicans say Mitt Romney has a chance to win Wisconsin. Democrats backing Obama insist Arizona could come into play. But if...

NM archaeology course lets all ages keep digging

August 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

David Hoefer, left, from Louisville Ky. and Francie Goodrich, right, from Seattle, excavate chard wood as Richard Binggeli, center, the crew leader, watches, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)...

UNM law school dean nominated for federal job

August 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders and others are praising the nomination of a University of New Mexico Law School dean to oversee the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, saying he’s well-qualified and understands the issues facing American Indian and...

NM man receives sentence in second murder

August 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man already given a life sentence for killing a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced in another murder. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Ow5Ph7 ) reports that Michael Astorga has received...

Las Vegas man receives 7 years in grandma's death

August 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico man accused of killing his 83-year-old grandmother has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Ryan Garcia initially was charged with second-degree murder in the 2010 death of his grandmother, Margaret Garcia....

Split verdict for Deming gun shop owners

August 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal jury Wednesday acquitted a Deming-area family of charges they helped smuggle guns to Mexican cartels. But jurors convicted three of the four Reese family members on lesser charges of making false statements on federal...

NM offers money to buy clothing for needy kids

August 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says the state will provide a $1 million in assistance for low-income families to buy clothing for children returning to school. The governor announced Wednesday the clothing allowance will be $50 for each...

New Mexico corrections officer is arrested

August 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico corrections officer has been arrested in an off-duty incident. Authorities say Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility officer Adam Balderama was taken into custody Saturday on suspicion of battery and public affray. A...

Investigators seize documents in fake audit probe

August 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state securities regulator has obtained a search warrant to seize documents and materials at the New Mexico Finance Authority involving a fake financial audit distributed to investors. Regulation and Licensing Department...