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State appoints temporary manager for Sunland Park

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The state has appointed a veteran municipal administrator to temporarily oversee the finances of the troubled border town of Sunland Park. New Mexico Secretary of Finance and Administration Tom Clifford said Wednesday that Michael Steininger, who has worked in Belen and Ruidoso as well as Socorro and Valencia counties, will...

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NM teens awarded photo of 900-year-old pottery

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico seventh-graders who stumbled upon what is believed to be a 900-year-old American Indian pot have been present with a framed photo of their unique find. Officials with U.S. Bureau of Land Management surprised students...

Ariz. man arrested in stabbing death of NM man

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police have arrested an Arizona man in connection with the fatal stabbing of New Mexico man. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/KOCtIF) reports that authorities arrested 18-year-old Evander Tsosie Tuesday at his family’s...

NM wildfire prompts precautionary evacuations

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

WILLOW CREEK, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have issued a precautionary evacuation for a small summer community in southwestern New Mexico as a 1,100-acre wildfire continues to grow in the Gila Wilderness. Fire information officer Alex Torres says there are about...

NM prisons may get crime stoppers, crisis hotlines

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s corrections secretary said he wants all New Mexico prisons to have access to crime stoppers and rape crisis hotlines so inmates can feel free to report sexual assaults. Gregg Marcantel told The Associated Press on...

Ex-NM lawyer in DWI homicide gets parole

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe attorney convicted in the drunken-driving death of a pedestrian has been granted parole. New Mexico Parole Board chair Sandy Dietz says Carlos Fierro was granted parole from prison Monday and is seeking to live in...

NM health official resigns after condoms comment

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chief medical officer for the state Department of Health said she was asked to resign after giving a television interview in which she advocated condom use to slow the growth of sexually transmitted diseases among teens. Chief...

More than dozen animals killed in NM hospital fire

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — More than a dozen animals perished in a fire at a New Mexico veterinary clinic. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/Jzx0DT ) reports authorities say a fire started Monday morning in the front office of Tucumcari Animal Hospital and quickly spread....

Man charged in Crouch Mesa shooting likely to plea

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A defense attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting another man in front of his 4-year-old son after a fight says the case will not go to trial. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/LiAQoN ) reports an attorney for...

NM court upholds conviction in 2007 shooting

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man serving more than 60 years for fatally shooting two women failed to get his sentence overturned. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/Jz9nvl) reports the New Mexico State Supreme Court upheld a first-degree murder conviction Monday for Beau...