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Sheriff: NM inmate bites off officer’s finger

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials say an Eddy County Detention Center inmate on trial for sexual contact with a minor bit off a piece of an officer’s finger in court. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/PnsVtS) that Eddy County Sheriff Ernie Mendoza said 29-year-old Adrian Dagnino chomped down on the officer’s finger after he...

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NM health officials report first West Nile death

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say the state has recorded its first West Nile virus death of the year. The Department of Health announced Tuesday that a 76-year-old man from Bernalillo County has died. Officials say the man had the more...

Man gets life in prison for murder of NM inmate

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of killing another inmate at the Dona Ana County Detention Center in 2004 has been sentenced to life in prison. New Mexico prosecutors say 44-year-old Paul Othello Smalls was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Las...

Trial lawyers spent $198K on Demo candidates, PACs

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A political committee affiliated with New Mexico trial lawyers has donated $198,000 in the past two months to Democratic candidates and political groups helping Democrats retain control of the Legislature, according to a financial...

Martinez: Amnesty pulls in $834K in child support

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that the state has collected more than $834,000 in delinquent child support payments thanks to an amnesty program. Martinez made the announcement Monday and said non-custodial parents made a total of...

NMFA keeps executives on leave over fake audit

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Finance Authority is keeping two top executives on administrative leave during investigations over a fake financial audit that has led to arrests by state securities regulators. The authority’s governing board on...

Feds take search for refuge name on online

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife managers are stepping into uncharted territory and are asking social media users for help in naming what will be one of the nation’s newest urban wildlife refuges. The refuge in New Mexico has yet to be...

Albuquerque midwife charged with child abuse

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A midwife accused of assisting with a complicated birth that went awry and trying to hide her involvement has been charged with child abuse. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PWamKj) that a criminal complaint filed...

Poll: Lujan Grisham leads in NM’s 1st District

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new poll shows that Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham is leading Republican Janice Arnold-Jones in the race for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. The poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Qx9S21)...

UNM gets grant for middle school science program

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico professors and researchers have been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to implement a science enrichment program for several middle schools in rural New Mexico. The funding will be doled...