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NM hotel owners plead guilty in nanny slaves case

March 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The owners of a New Mexico hotel have pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting illegal immigrants. Prosecutors say 47-year-old Elina Sihombing and her 55-year-old husband David Girle were arrested last May after two nannies claimed they were enslaved and brought to the U.S. from Indonesia. The two women claim they [&hellip...

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State audit of border town to take 3-4 weeks

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It will take three to four weeks to complete an audit of a troubled New Mexico border town and determine whether the state should take the unprecedented step of overseeing the financial management of the community, state officials said...

ABQ police fatally shoot man

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have shot and killed a man in northeast Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Gzs2KZ ) police are investigating the shooting of a man identified as Daniel Tillison, also known as Oreo. Police...

NM police make 38 DWI arrests over holiday weekend

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they arrested more than three dozen people on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Lt. Robert McDonald says there were 38 arrests in...

Police: Puppy taken from NM 4-year-old returned

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A puppy stolen from a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl has been returned to her. Albuquerque police say two women snatched a poodle out of a girl’s arms Tuesday in front of her house. Olivia Lippert says the women took the puppy...

Eddy County appoints warden

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The acting warden of the Eddy County Detention Center has accepted the jail’s top position. Shawn Funk began his new duties Monday. County Manager Allen Sartin says he made the decision after conducting a thorough recruitment...

38 suspected DWI offenders nabbed by state police

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they arrested 38 suspected DWI offenders over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Officers conducted 15 DWI sobriety checkpoints throughout the state. Authorities say that drivers who appear to be impaired...

Curry County commissioners making less than others

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Curry County lawmakers make less money than commissioners in at least two similar-size New Mexico counties. But they make far more than commissioners in Roosevelt County and the city of Clovis. The Clovis News Journal...

Santa Fe officials looking into meter embezzlement

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe authorities think thousands of dollars has been stolen from city parking meters and still no charges have been filed. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/xe4AIx ) reports no one will say publicly how much money they...

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...