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Gov. Susana Martinez’s father dies

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The father of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has died after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80. The governor’s office says Jacobo “Jake” Martinez passed away just before 5 p.m. Monday. The elder Martinez was a three-time Golden Gloves winner in the 1950s as an amateur boxer. He [&hellip...

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NM agency tallies renewable energy tax credits

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials reviewed and processed thousands of requests in 2012 for tax credits and other funding aimed at boosting renewable energy development in the state. The growth over the past year included 50 new megawatts of wind...

Santa Fe senior center evacuated after bomb scare

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Santa Fe senior center was briefly evacuated New Year’s Eve after a man left a backpack under a Christmas tree. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/TExv7p ) that an employee at Ponce de Leon called...

Boxing ring memorial erected at Tapia gravesite

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Johnny Tapia’s gravesite in Albuquerque now has a unique memorial, thanks to family and friends of the late boxer. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/U4Bmyo ) a small replica boxing ring has been set up at the site to pay tribute...

NM mother found son after fatal dog attack

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PINE HILL, N.M. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy in northwestern New Mexico who died after being mauled by dogs was found face-down and unresponsive by his mother, a police official said Sunday. Cibola County Undersheriff Tony Mace said one of the nine dogs...

Man accused of providing heroin in overdose death

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of providing heroin to another man who died of a drug overdose now faces drug charges in federal court. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/RmyJpf) that 23-year-old Joseph Dyson is charged with distribution...

Albuquerque police chief seeks survey results

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two officials in Albuquerque want the city’s police union to turn over documents from a recent survey of officers that found that the agency was suffering from low morale and that an overwhelming majority of officers...

Bills at NM Legislature to confront corruption

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some of the proposals filed by New Mexico lawmakers before the start of the Legislature’s annual session include bills that aim to confront political corruption and drunken driving. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

Alamogordo man writes about cancer survival

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — There is always a silver lining with local author and cancer survivor Keith E. Gerber. When Gerber was diagnosed with stage four melanoma, his life was forever changed. “On July 23, 1992, I was told I had less than a year to...

Former Sunland Park manager reaches plea deal

December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Sunland Park city manager faces five years of supervised probation for his role in a political scandal that involved a secretly recorded video of a mayoral candidate getting a topless lap dance. The Las Cruces Sun-News...