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NM Gov. Susana Martinez attends GOP event in Texas

May 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is attending a political event in Texas that’s part of effort by Republicans to recruit and elect more women and minority candidates. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said the governor will participate in a summit in Austin for the Future Majority Project, which was started [&hellip...

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Man in NM rent dispute deaths gets life sentences

May 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A landlord convicted of murder in the shooting deaths of a tenant and her daughter’s boyfriend in Santa Fe has been sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Arthur Anaya was sentenced Wednesday...

Man in triple NM murder case convicted, sentenced

May 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 50-year-old man has been convicted in the 2010 killings of a New Mexico couple and their business partner from California. Jurors found Eugene “Gino” Ferri guilty of three counts of first degree murder on Wednesday. He...

NM couple accused in child porn case plead guilty

May 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico youth football league president and his wife accused of manufacturing and distributing child pornography both have pleaded guilty. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials arrested 42-year-old Frederick...

NM man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Gallup man has pleaded guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with a 2010 car accident on the Navajo Nation. Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Luke Spencer entered into a plea agreement Tuesday with the U.S....

NM gets $1M to expand advanced placement courses

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to expand advanced placement course offerings with $1 million from a not-for-profit organization that runs the program allowing high school students to earn college credit. Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that...

NM man accused of threatening neighbor with knife

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man is in custody for allegedly threatening a female neighbor with a knife. Police say 73-year-old Alberto Miranda is being held on suspicion of one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Las Cruces police...

New cardiac hospital proposed for Las Cruces site

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Part of the site of the former Las Cruces Country Club is being proposed as the site for a new hospital that would specialize in cardiac medicine. If rezoning of the 30-acre site is approved, the 42-bed Park Ridge Medical Center...

Mobile units would help shelters welcome animals

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When wildfires or others dangers threaten, one reason some people refuse to evacuate is that they have pets which aren’t welcome at emergency shelters. New Mexico State University hopes to alleviate some of that stress with two...

NM judge resigns to avoid disciplinary proceedings

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district court judge in Alamogordo has resigned to avoid possible disciplinary action by New Mexico’s highest court for alleged misconduct and incompetence in his duties. District Judge William Brogan resigned Friday...