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Fugitive wanted in NM gun case captured in NY

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say the last person wanted in connection with the Christmas Day burglary of six guns from a local Wal-Mart has been captured by federal authorities in New York. Los Lunas Police Chief Roy Melnick says Gary Wilson was arrested Wednesday by agents with the U.S. Marshals Service [&hellip...

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NM panel shelves bill against enforcing gun laws

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico House committee split along party lines as it shelved a bill to prohibit enforcement of federal gun laws in the state. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/WeG2kk ) reports that the Consumer and Public Affairs...

WNMU ‘Chicano music’ project seeking theme song

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A Western New Mexico University project aimed at producing a documentary on Chicano music in Grant County is searching for a theme song. The project announced this week that it has launched a singer/songwriter competition to select...

New Mexico renewing fight over immigrant licenses

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A House committee has shelved a proposal by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to stop New Mexico from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants but the issue isn’t likely to go away in the Legislature. The Labor and...

Gallup bishop to undergo thyroid cancer surgery

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Diocese of Gallup officials say Bishop James S. Wall was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is scheduled to have a tumor surgically removed Thursday in Phoenix. Diocesan officials didn’t say what specific type of thyroid...

Ex-Albuquerque Mayor Chavez takes DC lobbying job

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez has been hired by a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm. Ibarra Strategy Group announced Tuesday that Chavez recently was hired to assist with “business development and strategic...

NM man pleads guilty in a drug trafficking case

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing at least a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Homero Varela entered his plea Tuesday. They say the plea...

Albuquerque man sentenced to prison for child porn

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Christopher Daves received a 46-month prison term to be...

NM man gets 8-year prison term in firearms case

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for possessing a stolen firearm and ammunition. Prosecutors say 61-year-old Charles Brown also was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised release after serving...

Police substation remains unused most of the time

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A half-million-dollar police station paid for by San Juan County taxpayers for use by the Navajo Nation has been little more than a temporary rest stop. The building near Huerfano, about 30 miles south of Bloomfield near U.S. 550,...