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NM man sentenced after meth trafficking conviction

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Donald Keith Colvin was given a 121-month prison term followed by three years of supervised release. He was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces. A Lea County drug task [&hellip...

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Correction: Driver’s License Fraud story

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 23 about driver’s license fraud, The Associated Press reported erroneously Veronica Diaz’s plea in the case based on information provided by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Diaz entered what is...

San Juan County jail mistakenly releases inmate

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Detention Center’s administrator says he’s embarrassed that an inmate awaiting trial on charges stemming from a fatal accident was mistakenly released. Detention center administrator Tom Havel says he...

NM awarded nearly $19M to market health exchange

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has received a nearly $19 million federal grant to market its health insurance exchange to uninsured individuals and businesses and to educate them about their options in the state’s online marketplace. The exchange,...

Munitions found in Alamogordo storage unit

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Alamogordo police and Air Force investigators are inventorying weapons, military ammunition and other items found in a storage locker to find out whether it includes government property. The Alamogordo Daily News...

Report: New Albuquerque cruisers causing illness

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New cruisers with the Albuquerque Police Department are being blamed for making a handful of officers sick, although officials say they are dumbfounded on the reasons why. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/19ieNwB) that officials are...

New Mexico gets $12M federal education grant

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico will receive an additional $12.5 million in federal money over four years to improve early childhood education. The governor announced the grant on Tuesday. The money is on top of $25 million the...

Utility crew helps capture bear in Albuquerque

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — State wildlife officials called on a utility crew to help capture a bear that had wandered into a Corrales neighborhood. Television station KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1c0Gzx0) that the bear was spotted around noon Tuesday. The bear...

NM woman pleads guilty in driver’s license fraud

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A former public notary has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining hundreds of New Mexico driver’s licenses for people living outside the country. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Veronica Diaz, of Portales, pleaded guilty to...

Dozens of curanderos in NM for healing conference

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Incense burns at the door. Prayers are whispered in dozens of languages. A shell horn calls people back from lunch. More than 200 traditional healers and students of alternative medicine from across the United States and Latin...