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5 years for SF man in fatal hit-run, other crimes

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 27-year-old Santa Fe man who pleaded guilty to a series of charges that included leaving the scene of a fatal accident has been sentenced to five years in prison. The sentencing for Leandro Anaya on Friday included tearful testimony from the sister of hit-and-run victim William “Billy” Schroeder and [&hellip...

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San Juan Co. inmates protest over milk shortfall

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Inmates angered when milk ran short during breakfast at the county jail in Farmington began refusing to obey orders and triggered a brief confrontation with detention officers that ended with jailers shooting them with paint...

Man settles sex abuse suit against Catholic church

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has settled a suit he filed against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a Catholic ministry group that helps troubled priests over molestation he claims he suffered at the hands of a priest beginning in the mid-1960s....

Albuquerque group to appeal NM nuke waste OK

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An environmental group says it will ask an appeals court to overturn a state decision allowing nuclear waste that requires special handling and containers to be stored at a federal facility near Carlsbad. The Albuquerque-based...

NM offers driver’s license identifying veterans

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is adding a feature on its driver’s licenses to indicate that someone is a veteran. State officials said Friday the designation will make it easier for veterans to provide proof they served in the military without...

Court denies attempt to tap NM plains for water

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has ruled against a commercial venture that sought to drill more than three dozen water wells in western New Mexico. In a ruling issued Friday, the court found the state engineer was justified in rejecting the...

NM governor names new Lea County magistrate

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Hobbs lawyer Craig La Bree has been appointed to an open seat on the Lea County Magistrate Court bench. Gov. Susana Martinez’s office announced La Bree’s appointment Friday. La Bree will be filling the vacancy left by...

NM road reopens following deadly motorcycle crash

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies say a mountain highway east of Tijeras is back open following a deadly motorcycle crash. Sgt. Sam White says two motorcycles were traveling on N.M. 14 when one of the riders lost control and...

Las Vegas woman arrested in embezzlement case

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The office manager of a Las Vegas nonprofit has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly embezzling about $2,300 from the organization during a three week-period. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/T6mzkk )...

NM police identify body found near Bernardo

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police investigators have identified the body of a man who was found near a charred vehicle in Socorro County. They say 28-year-old Adrian Burns of Los Lunas was found Monday night by firefighters who were called to...