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Appeal rejected in firing over classroom urination

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school district board is standing by the firing of a Shiprock High School teacher who refused to allow a student to use the bathroom during a lockdown. The student ended up urinating at her classroom desk after holding it for an hour. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/I2qgFh ) reports [&hellip...

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NM utility unveils newest solar energy center

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility has unveiled its newest solar power plant. PNM says the Manzano Solar Energy Center in Los Lunas spans 60 acres and consists of 108,000 panels that are capable of producing enough...

NM woman dies after falling from moving truck

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man is facing a homicide charge after his girlfriend fell from his moving truck and later died from her injuries. Police say the accident happened Monday along Esplendor Street. Investigators are trying to determine if...

NM official’s fraud hearing opened to public

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facing a challenge from media outlets, a New Mexico district judge on Tuesday reversed his order to close a preliminary hearing on fraud charges against a Torrance County official and a contractor. District Court Judge Kenneth...

NM gov proposes investment in water infrastructure

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday unveiled a $112 million proposal that she said would give the state greater security when it comes to drinking water resources. The amount the governor has proposed to invest in water...

Arizona man faces federal child porn charges in NM

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man is facing federal charges in connection with an investigation into child pornography in New Mexico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the district of New Mexico says 19-year-old Noah John Carney of Phoenix made his...

Judge to review audit for possible disclosure

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district court judge agreed Tuesday to review an audit of behavioral health providers to determine what parts the state can continue to keep confidential or must disclose in response to a lawsuit by a government watchdog group....

DA: No charges in Roswell police custody death

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against Roswell officers linked to a man who died in police custody. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1bAPstL) that 5th Judicial District Attorney Janetta Hicks recently announced the...

Investigator: Homicide victim on floor when beaten

November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A crime-scene investigator has testified that a Farmington doctor beaten to death with a pool cue stick was lying on the floor of his residence when he suffered all or most of his injuries. John Mayes is on trial in Gallup in the...

Rabid dog in Valencia County euthanized

November 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed that a 6-month-old dog in Valencia County had rabies. The New Mexico Department of Health says the dog was euthanized after it was found to have rabies last week. Authorities say there were no known...