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NM man gets prison term for stealing from program

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who admitted stealing from a federally funded program to help people facing homelessness now faces a year in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 49-year-old Francis Louis Carrillo was sentenced Tuesday on his October guilty plea to a charge of theft from a program receiving federal funds. Carrillo...

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NM inmate wins court fight in 1979 murder case

May 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man sentenced to two life prison terms for the 1979 killings of his wife and three stepchildren will be eligible for parole later this year, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decades-old legal fight waged by the...

NM land office brings in more than $45M in April

May 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Royalties from leases, and oil and natural gas production on New Mexico trust land netted more than $45 million in revenue in April. The revenue coming into the State Land Office each month supports public schools, universities and...

News-Sun’s editor promoted to publisher

May 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Daniel Russell, editor of the Hobbs Sun-News, has been promoted to be the newspaper’s publisher. The Shearman Corp. announced last week that Russell was being promoted to take the place of Judy Hanna, who is stepping down to move to...

‘Breaking Bad’ actor to address NM LULAC

May 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — “Breaking Bad” actor Steven Michael Quezada and Michelle Lujan Grisham, the state’s first Latina congresswoman, are scheduled to address a League of United Latin American Citizens New Mexico convention aimed at...

Albuquerque woman shot atop her head Sunday

May 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police suspect a bullet that struck a woman may have been fired from a surrounding neighborhood. Police say the bullet fired in Sunday’s shooting landed atop 74-year-old Merced Estrada’s head. She was brought...

Fewer signs of distress in NM’s housing market

May 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An industry report says New Mexico’s housing market is seeing fewer signs of distress. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/15X97qz) that the report by the Mortgage Bankers Association shows 9.2 percent of homes in...

Group seeks help in protecting horses in Placitas

May 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group that advocates for the protection of free-roaming horses in Placitas has asked federal officials to help the group confront public safety concerns about animals straying on the roads. The Wild Horse Observers Association...

10-year-old wins fight against cancer

May 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A year ago, doctors traipsed into an Albuquerque hospital room and faced Shari Buckley. “It’s a mass in his chest, and it’s malignant,” one said. Buckley felt her world turn upside down. The patient was her...

Santa Fe police officer quits after investigation

May 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe police officer investigated for possible affiliation with a motorcycle gang has resigned. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ZQE0VU) that Officer Ben Chavarria became the focus of an internal investigation in...