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Dog saved from Las Cruces apartment fire

March 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces firefighters have saved a family’s dog from an apartment fire. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/H4wGvU) that firefighters arrived to an area apartment complex Saturday morning and found a first-floor unit on fire. The family who lived there was able to make it out but said their dog [&hellip...

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NM held in death of 4-year-old grandson in crash

March 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Deputies are holding an Espanola man in custody on suspicion that he was driving drunk when he lost control of his truck and it rolled, killing his 4-year-old grandson. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/H4iMtQ) that...

Deadline looms for NM district proposed for split

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A school district serving communities near Farmington faces an April 4 deadline for showing state officials that splitting the district is against students’ best interests. The Farmington Daily Times reports...

7 NM lawmakers could be removed from ballot

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seven legislators in New Mexico are facing the possibility of being removed from the ballot because of their voter signature forms failed to list the district numbers of the offices they’re seeking. The Albuquerque Journal...

Rio Rancho employee suspended for betting at work

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A code enforcement officer for Rio Rancho has been temporarily suspended for placing bets while on the clock and using a city vehicle to collect money as part of the sports betting pool. Rio Rancho police Sgt. Nicholas Onken tells...

Union to continue payments to officers in shooting

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The union for police officers in Albuquerque will continue its practice of giving money to officers who have been involved in shootings even though the city’s mayor and police chief called for an end to the payments. Critics...

Bandelier searches for art for new annual pass

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — Bandelier National Monument is calling on photographers and artists from around the country to submit work for display on the park’s 2013 annual pass. The park will be accepting submissions through April 4....

Albuquerque doctor quits NM health care post

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque physician appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to a state office overseeing health care reform in New Mexico has resigned. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/GMtS77) that Dr. Dan Derksen cited resistance from...

Candidates sent to governor for 2 judgeships

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Five candidates have been recommended to Gov. Susana Martinez for filling two vacant judgeships in New Mexico. A judicial nominating commission on Friday suggested four lawyers from Las Cruces for one judgeship: Marci Beyer, Nelson...

Legal questions raised about candidates filings

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King’s office offered a legal defense Friday for the Senate’s top leader and several other candidates to remain on the primary election ballot despite the omission of some required information from...