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NMHU seeking about $5M more for student center

July 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Highlands University officials are scrambling to come up with an extra $5 million they’ll need to complete the problem-plagued student center building. And the Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/Ld9gwT) that at least one regent is pushing for a grand jury investigation of the general contractor who he contends...

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Police: NM deputy stole panties while on duty

July 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

MORA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police says a Mora County Sheriff’s deputy has admitted of stealing a pair of women’s panties from a home while on duty. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/LcDRum) that Deputy Mathew Borrego admitted to stealing...

Police: Women in 'trash bags' tried NM robbery

July 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they are searching for two women who tried to rob a Dunkin Donuts wearing trash bags. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/MjIuT9) that the women recently walked into the doughnut shop near the University of New...

Wildfire near Carlsbad Caverns up to 4,000 acres

July 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CALSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning on the western border of Carlsbad Caverns National Park has grown to 4,000 acres. Fire officials said Sunday that the blaze was sparked Friday by lightning in the Lincoln National Forest around the New Mexico-Texas...

More than 100 with warrants show up to NM court

July 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico court authorities say that more than 100 people with outstanding bench warrants took advantage of an offer to start addressing their cases. The New Mexico Magistrate Court offered people with outstanding warrants the chance...

NM college to start posting employee salaries

July 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Central New Mexico Community College plans to start posting its employees’ names and salaries online next week following a month of declining to do so. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/KKRfQm ) that the college...

New light shed on old Richardson allegations

July 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New York trial has shed light on a closed investigation of former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, as a witness testified that the financial advisory firm that he worked for got a state contract worth nearly $1 million for 13...

Ex-deputy indicted in beating of Navajo man

July 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a former New Mexico sheriff’s deputy who was caught on videotape beating a Navajo man with his flashlight, a case that tribal officials said clearly was racially motivated. A federal grand jury handed...

Gov. Martinez alleges hacking of campaign email

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has asked the FBI to investigate whether a campaign email system was hacked to obtain correspondence involving her and her top advisers, a spokesman for the governor said Friday. The allegation of...

Man, mother in custody in NM murder investigation

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say a man and his mother are in custody in connection with a murder investigation. Deputies located and arrested 37-year-old Robert Jason Langley on Friday on a warrant out of Lincoln County....