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Los Lunas auctioneer facing animal cruelty charges

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The owner of a Los Lunas auction business is facing criminal charges for the treatment of four emaciated horses found struggling for life. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/MfQIWr) reports Dennis Chavez, owner of Southwest Livestock Auction, was charged Tuesday with 12 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. The Livestock Board began...

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Voters selecting finalists for powerful PRC seats

June 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans on Tuesday were narrowing the field of candidates for two seats on one of the state’s most powerful, highest paid and most scandal-plagued commissions. Voters in northern New Mexico and the Albuquerque area will...

3 indicted on in NM pronghorn shooting

June 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Rio Rancho residents may serve prison time for the illegal killing of five pronghorn antelope. New Mexico wildlife officials say a grand jury indicted 21-year-old Michael Yarbrough, 18-year-old Travis Miller and a 17-year-old...

NM state employee arrested for growing marijuana

June 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state employee could lose her job and face jail time for growing marijuana and burning down a home in the process. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/LvasGF) Albuquerque police have charged Sarah Balch with dealing drugs. Balch is an...

Primary starts fight for control of NM Legislature

June 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s primary election will decide whether two dozen legislators can hold on to their jobs. All 112 seats in the House and Senate are up for election this year, but only 43 House and Senate districts have contested...

Santa Fe public defender’s pay raises concern

June 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The salary for city court public defenders is being questioned by some Santa Fe officials. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/L84XNw) reports the city of Santa Fe’s finance committee decided Monday to postpone taking any...

Feds to monitor NM polls on election day

June 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are planning to look out for any cases of voter discrimination in upcoming elections nationwide, including at polling sites in New Mexico. The U.S. Justice Department announced it plans to send observers to Cibola...

NM county seeing rise in dog bites

June 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county is seeing a sharp rise in dogs biting people. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/M3IMv7) reports Dona Ana County officials have quarantined nearly 100 dogs so far this year after they bit a person. Authorities...

NM mayor files complaint against governor’s PAC

June 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe mayor is calling for an investigation into a political association committee associated with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/LftSD9) reports Mayor David Coss, who is running for a...

Father of slain NM teen sues state, officer, teen

June 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The father of a Santa Fe teenager shot to death in 2010 is suing the rival teen convicted of the crime, the state police officer whose gun was used and the state. Michael Trujillo, who was 16 at the time, was convicted of second-degree...