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Advocates plan NM lawsuit over Latino education

August 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of civil rights groups say they plan to sue the state of New Mexico for failing to close the achievement gap between Latino and white students. The Latino Education Task Force is scheduled Sunday to announce the details of its challenge at a press conference at Albuquerque High School. [&hellip...

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2 Elida brothers killed in US 70 crash in NM

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ELIDA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say two Elida brothers are dead after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 70 in Chaves County. Authorities say 72-year-old Fred Anthony and 76-year-old Ronald Anthony died of their injuries at the scene of Thursday’s...

Arizona man enters plea in fatal 2010 crash in NM

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern Arizona man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a 2010 crash on the Navajo Nation that killed a 17-year-old boy. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Tyrone Cornelius Joe entered into a plea agreement Friday in...

Florida man sentenced in New Mexico drug case

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of drug trafficking in New Mexico. Federal prosecutors in Albuquerque say 33-year-old Joaquin Bassols Jr., of Miami, must serve five years of supervised...

New Mexico couple facing child abuse charges

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CHAPARRAL, N.M. (AP) — A Chaparral man are his common-law wife are facing charges after New Mexico authorities say two children in their home tested positive for cocaine. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 29-year-old Enrique Gutierrez and...

NM's mortgage delinquencies rose in 2nd quarter

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report says mortgage delinquencies in New Mexico rose during the second quarter. The Albuquerque Journal cites (http://bit.ly/P4Qkzb) a Mortgage Bankers Association report that says the delinquency rate for all outstanding home...

NM may owe $20M in back pay to state workers

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About 11,000 state workers are entitled to retroactive pay increases because former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration didn’t follow union contracts in distributing money provided by the Legislature four years...

NM woman spared jail time in drunken driving death

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman who faced up to six years in prison for vehicular homicide was spared jail time and instead will undergo a year of electronic monitoring. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/S6rQnx ) that state District...

Suit over traffic cameras moves to federal court

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the city of Las Cruces over whether its red-light cameras violate due-process protections has been moved to federal court. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/PJiOdW) that the lawsuit was originally...

Sunland Park consultant facing fraud charges

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have filed embezzlement and fraud charges against a former consultant for the city of Sunland Park. Dona Ana County District authorities say the charges were filed Thursday against Annette Morales, who owns...