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Ex-NM teacher accused of having sex with a student

December 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

JAL, N.M. (AP) — A former high school teacher in southeastern New Mexico is in custody for an alleged sexual relationship with a student. New Mexico State police say 52-year-old David Proctor turned himself in Tuesday at the Lea County Detention Center in Lovington. They say he’s been booked into the county Detention Center on [&hellip...

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NM cities group supports secrecy for applicants

December 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The identities of applicants for top jobs in New Mexico local governments could be kept secret under legislation supported by an advocacy group for cities. The New Mexico Municipal League has endorsed a proposal to allow names and...

Santa Fe hospital to appeal jury award in death

December 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe hospital says it didn’t do anything wrong and that it will appeal a jury’s $2.25 million award in a medical negligence case stemming from the 2008 death of a 20-year-old woman. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

Albuquerque man gets prison sentence in fraud case

December 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 47-year-old Albuquerque man faces over five years in prison for his convictions in a real estate fraud case. Rodney Chavez pleaded guilty in September to wire fraud and money laundering charges, and he was sentenced Monday by a...

Albuquerque store evacuated due to coolant leak

December 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of employees evacuated a warehouse store in southeastern Albuquerque after some noticed a freon leak from a refrigerated area inside the store. Police say paramedics evaluated four workers of the Costco store for minor...

Vandals damage high school in Santa Fe County

December 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vandals smashed numerous glass doors and windows at a Santa Fe County high school, causing damage estimated at $10,000 to $25,000. The vandalism took place over the weekend at Pojoaque Valley High School. Security cameras captured what...

Woman accused of robbing Farmington bank arrested

December 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who allegedly robbed a bank in Farmington while wearing a red Santa hat has been arrested. The FBI says the suspect was taken into custody Monday afternoon at SunRay Park & Casino in Farmington. The name...

Oklahoma man killed in rollover accident in NM

December 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SPRINGER, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma man is dead after a rollover accident in northeastern New Mexico. New Mexico State Police say officers responded to a single vehicle crash Monday on State Road 56 just east of Springer. They say 23-year-old...

Horse slaughter plants prepare to open

December 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After months of legal wrangling and false starts in a more than two-year battle to resume domestic horse slaughter, plants in New Mexico and Missouri were working Monday to begin processing equine for human consumption. The efforts...

Santa Fe sends prairie dogs off with gentle touch

December 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — While prairie dogs are deeply unpopular in some parts of the country — to the point that the burrowing critters are considered target practice for ranchers and farmers — Santa Fe has spent more than half a million dollars over the...