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Police: Albuquerque man faces 10th DWI arrest

March 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man faces his 10th DWI arrest after police found him asleep behind the wheel. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/FPMqC2) that New Mexico State Police found Wayne Yazza in his vehicle this week on the Interstate 40 shoulder near Nine Mile Hill. Police said he damaged one of his wheels and drove [&hellip...

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Elections bring major facelift in NM Legislature

March 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature is poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades as near record numbers of House and Senate members have decided to retire or seek another office. All 112 seats in the Legislature are up for election...

Report: US makes modest gains in graduation rate

March 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M EDT MONDAY MARCH 19, 2012 – In this photo taken March 14, 2012 South Hagerstown High School senior Alton Burke, 17, talks with student intervention specialist Heather Dixon, right, at the school in Hagerstown, Md. Burke,...

Ex-Alamogordo commissioner charged in voting case

March 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A former city commissioner in Alamogordo has been charged with turning in falsified voter registration cards. Chris Lujan was charged Thursday with four felony counts for allegedly altering the date voters signed the cards. Lujan...

NM task force praised for reducing border traffic

March 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A special border task force and increased federal support are being credited for helping reduce illegal migrant traffic along the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/yPEq3T) that ranchers...

Judge cuts sentence for "Casanova Con Man"

March 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has cut the sentence for a Santa Fe man dubbed the “Casanova Con Man” and ordered his release from prison after he came up with the money to repay his victims. Michael Soutar was convicted of dozens of fraud and...

Skydiver aims to jump from 23 miles, go supersonic

March 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday Jan. 22, 2010 photo taken by AP Images for Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner, left, shakes hands with United States Air Force Col. (Ret.) Joe Kittinger, right, following the Red Bull Stratos press conference announcing...

Ex-reporter sought in NM city's extortion case

March 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A former freelance journalist for a Spanish-language El Paso newspaper is wanted in a topless dancer extortion case surrounding a troubled New Mexico border city’s mayoral election. An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for...

Los Alamos cuts expected to cost northern NM $30M

March 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — Budget cuts at the nation’s premier nuclear facility are expected to cost northern New Mexico businesses more than $30 million in lost contacts, an official said this week. Los Alamos National Laboratory Executive Director...

Taos embarks on yearlong celebration of women

March 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, at the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge and amid the seemingly endless fields of sage, nature has been a steadfast witness to a remarkable legacy of women and the arts in Taos. The high desert community is...