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Man, mother in custody in NM murder investigation

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say a man and his mother are in custody in connection with a murder investigation. Deputies located and arrested 37-year-old Robert Jason Langley on Friday on a warrant out of Lincoln County. He was living in Las Cruces. A grand jury indicted Langley and 59-year-old [&hellip...

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NM police checking if teen rape report was ignored

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating whether multiple authorities failed to assist a 16-year-old boy who alleges a Santa Fe man raped him and videotaped it. The boy, who is now 18, has been held in a juvenile facility since breaking into Jacob...

Summer busy time for catching stray cats in NM

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Jeanne Barnes said in her neighborhood of Portales on South Main Avenue, stray cats are a problem to the point that she bought her own cat trap. “We were using the city’s and sometimes, they couldn’t get us one, so we...

Land purchase delays ghost town

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The company developing a scientific ghost town in eastern New Mexico says ground breaking is being pushed back because of delays in finalizing the purchase of land. Pegasus Global Holdings told the Albuquerque Journal...

Santa Fe forest to close some roads to vehicles

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A majority of roads and trails in the Santa Fe National Forest are being closed to motorized travel. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/NX0Ubb) reports officials released a plan Thursday prohibiting all unauthorized off-road travel...

95 percent containment on destructive NM wildfire

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico wildfire that destroyed 242 homes and businesses is now 95 percent contained as crews finish mopping up around the fire’s perimeter. Crews demobilized some equipment Friday as they restored containment lines around...

Son, mother charged in killing of missing NM man

June 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man and his mother are facing murder charges in the death of the woman’s common-law husband. The Las Cruces Sun-News http://bit.ly/NVKujh() reports a grand jury indicted 37-year-old Jason Langley and 59-year-old Betty...

NM court limits executive privilege in IPRA case

June 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has significantly limited the ability of government officials to use executive privilege when denying access to records under the Inspection of Public Records Act. The court’s ruling comes in a case...

Paycheck problems affect 7,100 state workers

June 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration says about 7,100 state workers will receive incorrect paychecks because of a possible software glitch in the government’s payroll system. Department of Finance and Administration...

Schott to close 'flagship' solar plant

June 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Schott Solar announced Thursday it would be closing what the company once billed as its North American flagship manufacturing plant, leaving more than 200 employees without jobs. Schott spokesman Matthew Kraft confirmed the...