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NM high court ruling helps drunken driving victims

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Victims of drunken drivers who have been overserved will have an easier time holding liquor establishments accountable, according to a new ruling by the New Mexico Supreme Court. The state’s high court reversed earlier this month a Court of Appeals decision to halt a $14.5 million jury verdict in connection to [&hellip...

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Santa Fe school board ousts superintendent

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe school board has ousted Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/zPPf18) that the board voted late Monday to end Gutierrez’s contract before it was scheduled to expire June...

NM senator won't seek re-election after 4 terms

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sen. Mark Boitano says after 16 years of serving in the New Mexico Senate, he won’t seek re-election and will step aside at the end of his term. Boitano is a Republican who has represented District 18 around the Northeast and...

Bond reduction denied in NM lap dance extort case

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — When state police descended on City Hall looking for video of a New Mexico mayoral candidate getting a topless lap dance, workers scattered amid the chaos, court records show. “They are coming, get rid of the video,”...

Judge issues decision in NM House redistricting

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The longest-serving member of the New Mexico House will be paired with a fellow Democratic incumbent in a newly consolidated north-central New Mexico district under a redistricting plan ordered Monday by a state district court. The...

UNM Arena placed on fire watch

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A broken ventilation system inside University of New Mexico Arena has led to fire watch patrols during basketball games. UNM officials tell KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/xeM3nw ) that while fans are watching the action on the court, high...

Feds: NM-Texas border smuggling packs get younger

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Border drug smuggling operations have turned to small packs of young, aggressive men who are increasing using the remote Texas-New Mexico desert, federal agents say. Agents said some of the illegal immigrants carry 50 pounds of drugs for...

Occupy Albuquerque members arrested Sunday

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police handcuffed and hauled away some members of an Anti-Wall Street protest who gathered Sunday at a city park. The demonstration had been advertised all week. But when protesters arrived, police stepped in and...

National guardsman arrested in Albuquerque death

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have arrested a member of the National Guard following a fatal shooting. Anthony Baldonado was arrested on suspicion of murder following a shooting Saturday that left one man dead. Baldonado appeared in court...

Immigrant group pressures sheriff on policy

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico immigrant advocacy group wants the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department to stop asking for immigration status during traffic stops. The Taskforce for Immigrant Advocacy and Services says it’s taking...