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Albuquerque police oversight system reform eyed

May 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque will hold town hall meetings on overhauling its police oversight system as New Mexico’s largest city faces a federal investigation over police excessive force cases. Albuquerque councilors approved Monday a measure to establish an 11-member task force to evaluate and make recommendations on the Police Oversight...

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Albuquerque police oversight system reform eyed

May 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque will hold town hall meetings on overhauling its police oversight system as New Mexico’s largest city faces a federal investigation over police excessive force cases. Albuquerque councilors approved Monday a measure...

Fire restrictions increasing for Albuquerque area

May 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in the Albuquerque area are imposing tougher fire restrictions, and portions of the wooded area along the Middle Rio Grande to the north and south of the city are closing. The city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County...

NM officials to help victims of unlicensed dentist

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Department of Health officials want to help any victims of an unlicensed tooth doctor who was operating as a “mobile dentist” out of a sedan around Santa Fe. State health officials are offering counseling and...

NM changing its plans for health exchange

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is switching gears on its plan for a health insurance exchange and initially will partner with the federal government for computer services needed for an online insurance marketplace. The state intends to have a New...

NM man facing prison in drug possession case

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Dulce man is facing prison after pleading guilty in a federal drug trafficking case in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Jordan Vigil pleaded guilty Monday to a two-count indictment charging him with possession of marijuana...

NM man pleads guilty to unlawfully possessing ammo

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition. Prosecutors say that under the terms of his plea agreement Monday, Jonathan Matthew Sandoval will be sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. His...

Group: ‘No Spanish’ games are disturbing pattern

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two cases of Spanish being banned at New Mexico high school games were examples of a disturbing pattern that needs to be monitored and addressed, perhaps with lawsuits, a civil rights group said Monday. The League of United Latin...

2 arrested in Las Vegas killing, related fire

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Two Las Vegas men sought in a homicide and related fire in the northern New Mexico city have been arrested in Albuquerque. According to the Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/12p4L5A ), 31-year-old Jose E. Montoya and 30-year-old Gary...

Board to hold hearing over complaint against Berry

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s Board of Ethics will hold a preliminary hearing over a complaint filed by Pete Dinelli’s mayoral campaign against incumbent Richard Berry. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/16FowM9) that...