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Case of dismembered NM man remains unsolved

February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police say investigators are still trying to find out what happened to an 88-year-old Carlsbad man who was found buried in pieces in his backyard. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/VK3hPv) that Carlsbad detectives are waiting on crucial evidence to determine how Thomas Allumbaugh died. Nearly two months have passed since Carlsbad police...

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NM names 4 companies for Medicaid services

February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Human Service Department has announced that four companies will share around $4 billion in federal money to provide Medicaid to around 700,000 residents next year. Secretary Sidonie Squier said Friday that the department has...

Bills aim to tackle youth suicide among NM tribes

February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at tackling high suicide rates among Native American youth. The state Department of Indian Affairs points to data that shows suicide is the third leading cause of death for...

Panel recommends 1 percent raise for NM teachers

February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Teachers and other public school workers could receive 1 percent salary increases next year under an education budget proposal recommended Friday by a House committee. The measure approved by the House Education Committee calls for...

Company donates plane to New Mexico State Police

February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque company is donating a plane to the New Mexico State Police at a time when the state has been shrinking its aerial fleet. Police officials said they’ll use the utility plane for a range of missions, including...

Rifle-carrying gun owners rally at NM Capitol

February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gun rights activists rallied at the Capitol against state and federal proposals to restrict sales of certain firearms and expand background checks for gun sales. About 100 people gathered Friday outside the statehouse, some with...

NM bill would pay for more testing of race horses

February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulatory officials want to test more racehorses for illegal substances, and a legislator is proposing a way to pay for it. A bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mary Kay Papen, of Las Cruces, would provide the Racing...

HSI, Albuquerque police form abduction task force

February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Homeland Security Investigations and Albuquerque police have created a new task force aimed at finding missing and abducted children. Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of HSI in New Mexico, announced Thursday that the...

NM sheriff questions corruption allegation

February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Luna County Sheriff Raymond Cobos is denying knowledge of corruption within his department after allegations made in the trial of a Deming couple and their son linked to a 2011 gun raid. The Deming Headlight reports...

Letters: Pedophile priest served at NM parishes

February 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Letters released from a California settlement says a pedophile priest sent to Jemez Springs for treatment in 1984 was later assigned to parishes in Socorro and Belen by then-Santa Fe Archbishop Robert Sanchez. The Santa Fe New Mexican...