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NM couple’s defraud ‘apology’ letter rejected

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a letter of apology from a New Mexico couple found guilty of defrauding the U.S. Air Force out of millions. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ruled Monday that Donald Dean Brewer and his wife, Sherri Lynn Brewer, both 64, face federal prison time unless they resubmit [&hellip...

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NM nuclear lab shows underground storage vault

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A tunnel and vault dug into a canyon wall in northern New Mexico that for years provided the federal government with a secret and secure place to store nuclear material during the Cold War is now a tour stop. Los Alamos National...

2 people found dead inside an Albuquerque home

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been found dead inside a home on Albuquerque’s west side. City police were called out to a home on a shots-fired call about 6:45 p.m. Monday. Officers say two adults were found dead inside the...

NM attorney general not defending gay marriage ban

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King told the state’s highest court on Monday that a prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. In written arguments filed with the court, King said the justices should invalidate the...

Court orders new hearing in NM uranium mine permit

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer for environmental groups say a Santa Fe judge has overturned a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration granting a permit for a uranium mine to remain inactive without any cleanup. Eric Jantz of the New Mexico...

Santa Fe New Mexican names Ray Rivera new editor

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An investigative reporter with The New York Times will be the new editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican. The newspaper announced Monday that Ray Rivera will succeed Rob Dean, who retired earlier this month after 21 years as editor. The...

Ex-foster parent in NM accused in molestation case

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A youth basketball coach in Santa Fe who was once a foster parent is in custody for allegedly molesting three juvenile girls. Santa Fe police say 52-year-old Sevedeo Lujan is being held on $100,000 cash-only bond on suspicion of two...

Raton Range closes, publisher hopes not for good

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RATON, N.M. (AP) — The Raton Range, a biweekly newspaper serving the communities along New Mexico’s northeastern border with Colorado, has ceased publication. In a letter posted on the newspaper’s web site, publisher Paula Murphy apologizes to...

Albuquerque man drowns after falling into ditch

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating the drowning of an Albuquerque man after he had fallen into a ditch in Los Lunas. Investigators say officers attempted to assist 19-year-old Matthew Mares on early Sunday morning but were unsuccessful. Police...

People near Superfund site say cleanup is too slow

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The effort to clean up contaminants from a tailings pile at the abandoned Homestake uranium mill in northern New Mexico is moving too slowly, say homeowners living near the Superfund site. The site’s owner says it expects to...