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Audit: NM mental health companies overbilled

June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fifteen New Mexico providers of mental health and substance abuse services failed to meet standards, overbilled the federal and state government by tens of millions of dollars, and may have taken part in fraudulent activities, according to a new state audit released Monday. New Mexico Human Services Department officials said the...

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Gallup man pleads guilty in fatal car accident

June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Gallup man has pleaded guilty second-degree murder in connection with a fatal car accident and is facing up to a 12-year prison sentence. Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Thomas Benally entered into a plea agreement Monday....

Police: NM man tried to stab bus driver over delay

June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after police say he got impatient and threatened to stab a city bus driver who was trying to help an elderly woman get onboard. How did authorities track the man down? Police say the suspect...

2 pueblos join fireworks ban in NM

June 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pueblos have agreed to join a fireworks ban amid New Mexico’s dangerously dry conditions. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17xAPeK) that Santa Clara Pueblo and the Santa Ana Pueblo agreed last week to join a ban on fireworks...

NM deputies search for escaped inmate

June 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — An official at the Roosevelt County Detention Center says two inmates were able to escape through an air conditioning vent in the ceiling of a cell. Jail administrator David Casanova gave details of Friday night’s escape to the...

Sunland Park well repairs delayed until next week

June 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County officials say Sunland Park residents will have to wait a couple more days for their water to be restored. Crews determined late Friday that the shaft of the community’s well was damaged following a power...

NM school districts asked to pay back funding

June 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — School districts around New Mexico are now being asked to pay back money they received due to an accounting error. The state Public Education Department acknowledged in May that the funding errors affected about 50 districts. At the...

Hot, dry conditions push NM fire another 12K acres

June 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SAN LORENZO, N.M. (AP) — A blaze burning in southern New Mexico was expected to grow again Saturday, a day after it made a run that consumed nearly 19 square miles of rugged terrain in the Gila National Forest. The Silver Fire has charred more than 88...

NM school bus blindfolding case prompts questions

June 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque school board has voted to renew a contract with one of the companies that provide bus service for the school district, but one family is asking that steps be taken to better protect children. Melissa Carrasco asked...

Ariz. pastor gets jail in NM traffic fatality

June 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Arizona pastor who struck and killed a man changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 40 has been sentenced to jail. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/12Zt3sk) that Wayne Salguero of Winslow, Ariz., was sentenced Thursday to 45...