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NM teacher accused of sexual contact with minors

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in Las Cruces is in custody for alleged inappropriate behavior with some of his students. Las Cruces police say 46-year-old Jesus L. Solis is being held on suspicion of 52 counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. They say the charges against Solis involve three [&hellip...

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Congresswoman reunited with dog

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After 13 months on the lam, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham says her beloved dog Kiwi is home. Grisham says the Shih Tzu mix turned up this week at an Albuquerque veterinary clinic. The dog disappeared last June after being scared...

Ex-NM Gov. Cargo recalled as advocate for poor

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Gov. David Cargo, known as “Lonesome Dave” for campaigning alone in small towns of New Mexico, was anything but lonesome Friday as friends, family and elected officials — current and past — paid their final...

NM agents find liquid meth at border checkpoint

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized a number of bottles filled with liquid methamphetamine at a checkpoint in southern New Mexico. Officials say the bust happened Tuesday morning in Santa Teresa. The bottles were found in boxes...

Brothers arraigned in NM sewage dumping case

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two Farmington brothers are facing federal charges for allegedly dumping thousands of gallons of raw sewage on federal land in northwestern New Mexico. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Anthony Wiggins and 51-year-old Alex Wiggins were...

State police rescuing distressed campers

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

QUESTA, N.M. (AP) — State police say eight remaining campers lost after a hike in the mountains north of Questa should be rescued soon. The Espanola State Police office received a distress call early Thursday about 10 overdue campers near the Cabresto Lake...

Police: NM man arrested for 10th time for DWI

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico man is jailed on suspicion of driving drunk for the 10th time. Santa Fe police say 45-year-old Frank Seymour was being held Thursday on a $20,000 cash-only bond. Officers responded to a call of a reckless...

NM State Forestry to lift fire restrictions

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thanks to recent rains, state and federal land managers will be lifting fire restrictions and closure orders Friday for some areas around New Mexico. Many of the restrictions prohibiting campfires, smoking and other open fires were...

More than a third of NM schools graded A or B

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About 70 percent of New Mexico’s public schools improved or maintained their letter grade that rates their performance this year, and more than a third received an A or B, state officials announced Thursday. The grades assigned...

NM Homeland Security rocked by slander charges

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former investigator accuses the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management of slander and harassment in a labor-related complaint. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/15yhOVZ ) that a New Mexico...