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Man arrested in Albuquerque beaten baby case

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after a little girl was found beaten. Police arrested 34-year-old Diego Gonzales Tuesday. He is the boyfriend of the girl’s mother. Marsha Lucero told police she woke up sometime Monday night and found Gonzales in the living room [&hellip...

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Board questions safety of Sandia Labs' reactor

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal oversight board on Tuesday questioned the safety of a nuclear reactor at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, saying a recent review showed safety systems might be inadequate to protect workers and the community...

House redistricting fight likely winding down

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A legal fight may be winding down over political districts for the state House of Representatives in this year’s election. Acting at the request of lawyers for groups of Republican and Democratic voters, a panel of three...

3rd city employee arrested in extortion case

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A third employee of a New Mexico border city was arrested Tuesday during an investigation of a suspected extortion attempt against a mayoral candidate who was secretly recorded getting a lap dance from a topless woman. Martah...

Farmington PD ID body of missing Fruitland man

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police have recovered and identified the body of a 27-year-old Fruitland man missing since last November. San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies discovered Dereck George’s body submerged in water at a Farmington RV...

NM county considers changes to septic system rules

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county is considering making changes to its rules for septic systems in an effort to stop groundwater pollution. Bernalillo County has had three meetings to discuss the proposed changes, and another...

Man claims Albuquerque dispatcher faked call

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man claims in a lawsuit a former police department dispatcher, who is the mother of his children, conspired with co-workers to fabricate a police call in a child custody case. Attorneys for Mario Garcia claim...

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...

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...