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Polish man pleads guilty in NM license scam

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Polish man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to a New Mexico driver’s licenses scam aimed at illegal immigrants, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Friday. Under an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in federal court in Albuquerque, Pawel Skladnik, 38, admitted to transporting illegal...

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Group helps stroke victims with language skills

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Richie Knauss participates in a support group meeting for Asphasia at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington N.M., on Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria) MANDATORY CREDIT FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Ernest Brown, of Kirtland, had...

Police shoot Glorieta family's dog

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Glorieta family is asking why a state police officer entered their property and shot the family pet when there’s a sign that clearly says “Beware of Dog.” It happened Thursday and state police said they will...

NM Sen. Dede Feldman not seeking re-election

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Dede Feldman of Albuquerque is leaving the state Senate at the end of this year, and candidates quickly are lining up to run for the vacant seat. Feldman announced Friday she will not seek re-election to another four...

Virus blamed for illness at Albuquerque hospital

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials said Thursday the virus that causes stomach flu is likely what caused more than two dozen patients and staff members at Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital to become sick. The New Mexico...

8 Albuquerque residents indicted in drug case

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Eight Albuquerque residents have been charged with the illegal distribution of prescription painkillers and other related offenses. A 32-count indictment was announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and Joseph M....

Forecast: NM should brace for warm, windy spring

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Spring weather patterns are starting to line up and forecasters said Thursday it’s looking more certain that New Mexico will have to endure another round of warm, windy and dry weather. The good news this year is the state is...

Hairdresser bans NM governor over gay marriage

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Politics and hair cutting have collided in New Mexico as a Santa Fe hairdresser is refusing to cut Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s hair again because of her opposition to gay marriage. But the governor isn’t worried about...

NM Gov. Martinez signs business tax cuts

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation into law to reduce taxes on the construction and manufacturing industries. The governor and her supporters say the tax cuts will lower costs for businesses and encourage companies...

Sunland Park mayor hopeful: Sex tape was blackmail

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A Sunland Park mayoral candidate said an unidentified man threatened to blackmail him by releasing a video of a topless woman dancing for him if he didn’t drop out of the race. Mayoral candidate Gerardo Hernandez said...