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Horse auction owner pleads guilty to some charges

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The owner of a Los Lunas livestock auction has pleaded guilty to some misdemeanor counts under an agreement that led to the dismissal of the most serious charges in a horse-abuse case. Dennis Chavez had faced12 misdemeanors, including animal cruelty. He pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of lack of [&hellip...

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Alamogordo man sentenced in 2012 bank robbery

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for robbing a bank in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Kenneth Morral received a 100-month prison term Tuesday followed by five years of...

Audio reveals details of NM State Police shooting

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police never provided a reason to a Santa Fe police dispatcher for a high-speed pursuit the night one of its officers shot and killed a 39-year-old woman, a newly released dispatch recording reveals. As a result, Santa...

Police: Man arrested in Santa Fe girl’s drug death

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a 14-year-old Santa Fe girl who became ill after taking the illegal drug ecstasy before a concert at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque. State Police Sgt....

Gov. Martinez’s hold on capital projects disputed

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration said Monday it will continue withholding money for some legislatively approved capital improvement projects, although the attorney general’s office has concluded the governor...

NM governor to seek money for water emergencies

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will ask the Legislature to create an emergency fund to help communities with critical drinking water supply problems. The governor proposed Monday that lawmakers allocate $200,000 to allow the administration to...

Albuquerque man gets prison time for bank robbery

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for robbing a bank six months ago. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Richard Sedillo was given a 51-month prison term Monday followed by three years of...

New Mexico ruin damaged during Halloween bonfire

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A fire in a room at the 300-year-old Frances Canyon pueblito didn’t burn hot enough to compromise the structure, but soot has stained stones and mortar, a newspaper reported Monday. Bureau of Land Management officials believe...

Judge refuses to block NM teacher evaluation plan

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state District Court judge is refusing to block Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration from continuing to implement a new system for evaluating teachers. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1etO28g ), Judge C....

New Mexico woman selected as Rhodes scholar

November 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman attending the United States Military Academy at West Point is one of 32 American students who were selected as the newest Rhodes Scholars and will enter Oxford University next October. Cadet Erin A.T. Mauldin of...