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Albuquerque real estate broker convicted of fraud

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say an Albuquerque real estate broker has been convicted on wire fraud charges. Prosecutors say a federal jury returned a guilty verdict late Wednesday against 31-year-old Keith Michael Courtney after a three-day trial. They say Courtney faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced at a future...

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The Santa Fe New Mexican ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A three-year investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by former New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera has been closed, and Attorney General Gary King will not be filing any charges. King said in a letter sent to Herrera...

Governor signs bill to protect foster children

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a measure into law to allow state officials to conduct immediate criminal background checks before placing foster children in the emergency protective custody of family members, neighbors or other...

Court blocks retrying driver in fatal DWI crash

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court says a drunken driver cannot be prosecuted for vehicular homicide after an appeals court tossed out a child abuse conviction for the death of a child passenger in another car. The state Supreme Court...

Sunport passenger traffic falls nearly 20 percent

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New numbers show that New Mexico’s largest airport saw a 19.4-percent dip in passenger traffic from 2007 to 2012. Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/XdO2EK) that Albuquerque International Sunport also has seen a steep...

Thieves target trucks’ custom tailgates in Deming

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Thieves in southwestern New Mexico are targeting custom high-end tailgates on GM pickup trucks. Police Chief Brandon Gigante tells the Deming Headlight (http://bit.ly/15Z4OFU ) there have been four such thefts in Deming in the past...

Santa Fe weighs same-sex marriage resolution

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and three city councilors are taking their first formal step to push state officials to recognize same-sex marriage under current New Mexico law. Coss and Councilors Patti Bushee, Chris Calvert and Ronald...

NM Finance Authority’s bond ratings reaffirmed

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service has decided to make no changes in the credit worthiness of the New Mexico Finance Authority because of a fake audit scandal. The authority announced Wednesday that Moody’s has reaffirmed its bond...

Radon detected in NM state government building

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government officials are advising workers to stay out of part of a nearly 80-year-old state office building in Santa Fe to avoid exposure to radon. Attorney General Gary King said Tuesday that agency workers will not use a section of...

Gov signs NM law requiring 72-hour meeting notice

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents will have more notice about public meetings under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Governmental groups, ranging from city councils to school boards and state regulators, will be...