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Judge keeps trustee on Vaughan case

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has rejected an attempt to remove the trustee seeking clawbacks against investors in a Ponzi scheme that bilked hundreds of investors out of $75 million. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Z441Ut ) that U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Jacobvitz this week rejected a motion to convert the...

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NM couple accused of prescription drug trafficking

May 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Truth or Consequences couple is in custody for allegedly trafficking in prescription drugs. Prosecutors say Michael Capps and his wife appeared in Las Cruces federal court Thursday morning on criminal complaints charging them with...

Santa Fe recognized for DWI arrests

May 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Police Department is being recognized as the best in the state for working to stop drunk drivers. The New Mexico Traffic Safety Division and Safer NM Now selected the department this month as No. 1 out of about 70 for the...

NM doctor accused of threatening wife, killing cat

May 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos doctor is in custody for allegedly threatening his estranged wife with an ax and killing the family cat with a bow and arrow. Los Alamos police say 42-year-old Pavel Mourachov is being held without bond on suspicion of...

NM doctor accused of threatening wife, killing cat

May 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos doctor is in custody for allegedly threatening his estranged wife with an ax and killing the family cat with a bow and arrow. Los Alamos police say 42-year-old Pavel Mourachov is being held without bond on suspicion of...

Santa Fe police investigate fatal hit-and-run

May 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Chimayo man is dead after a hit-and-run accident in Santa Fe. Santa Fe police identify the victim as 29-year-old Juan Lopez. They say Lopez wasn’t in a crosswalk when he was struck Thursday morning. Police say...

Oil patch county paces NM population growth

May 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lea County, in the heart of southeastern New Mexico’s bustling oil patch, was the fastest-growing county in the state last year, while two-third of the counties lost population, according to the Census Bureau. With New...

Cuts loom in New Mexico unemployment benefits

May 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans qualifying for extended unemployment benefits starting next month will have their payments reduced by 25 percent because of federal spending cutbacks, state officials announced Wednesday. The Department of Workforce...

NM transgender student skips graduation over flap

May 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A transgender student at an Albuquerque high school has skipped his graduation over a dispute about what color robe he had to wear. Officials at St. Pius X Catholic School insisted that because Damian Garcia was born as a girl, he...

NM school funding error snags districts

May 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A problem with a computer form’s alphabetical listing caused dozens of New Mexico school districts and charter schools to get too much state funding, while others didn’t get enough. The state Public Education...