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Gun control group waged New Mexico ad campaign

May 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A national group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pumped nearly $32,000 into an advertising campaign in New Mexico for legislation to expand criminal background checks of gun buyers. The campaign by Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund was the most costly lobbying effort in this year’s legislative [&hellip...

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NM high school tennis player penalized for Spanish

May 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico high school tennis player was penalized Thursday for speaking Spanish during a state championship singles match. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/18xM2cO ) that New Mexico Military Institute’s Jose...

NM dad accused of killing infant pleads guilty

May 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A dad indicted on charges he shot his infant daughter in the head after accusing the girl’s mother of seeing another man was sentenced Thursday to 36 years in prison as part of a plea deal. Christopher Rains agreed to plead...

2 more in custody following border drug sweep

May 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Two fugitives wanted on drug trafficking and other charges that stem from a roundup along the New Mexico-Texas border have been taken into custody. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher identified the fugitives on Thursday as 49-year-old Martin...

New Mexico exchange subject to sunshine laws

May 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s open government laws will apply to a state-run health insurance exchange that will serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to buy medical coverage. Legislation enacted this year makes clear the exchange and its...

6 more sue Archdiocese of Santa Fe over abuse

May 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Six more men have filed lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and are accusing a late priest of sexual abusing them as teenagers in the 1970s and ’80s. The lawsuits recently filed in state District Court in Albuquerque...

Man ordered to stand trial in Farmington killing

May 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One of two Kirtland brothers charged in the killing of a man repeatedly shot while in a parked car with his family at a mall has been ordered to stand trial. A judge on Wednesday ordered 28-year-old Luis Ramirez bound over for trial...

NM man in ‘toe stalker’ case claims he’s in danger

May 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico shoe salesman accused of trying to cut off his ex-girlfriend’s big toe is asking a judge to reconsider his request to be released. An attorney for Daniel Anaya says his client is facing threats from other...

Santa Fe to debut new police cruisers

May 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Police Department is going with the classic colors of black and white. The department on Thursday plans to unveil its new fleet of police cruisers, which includes two new Dodge Chargers, 18 Ford SUVs and five Ford...

Editor of The New Mexican to retire

May 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The editor of The New Mexican says he plans to retire after more than 21 years of guiding Santa Fe’s daily newspaper. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/12gUp7V) that Rob Dean told the newsroom staff on Tuesday that his last...