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Democrats in New Mexico Senate launch PACs

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A few Democrats serving in the New Mexico Senate have launched political action committees to counter Gov. Susana Martinez’s financial clout. Democratic Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino of Albuquerque told The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/NmZvwG ) that PACs were created after Democrats saw the amount of cash raised this year...

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Santa Fe man cited for shooting at prairie dog

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty after a witness reported him shooting a pellet gun at a prairie dog from a truck. Police tell The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/TzZO6j) that 71-year-old Bruce Wienke...

3 NM officers under investigation for May arrest

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque police officers are the subject of internal affairs and criminal investigations into stun gun use during an arrest. Police reports cited by The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/ShEz6Q) say Officers Shad Solis,...

Teen booked on suspicion of vehicular homicide

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A teen who was the driver in a rollover crash in Bernalillo County that killed one of his passengers has been booked on suspicion of vehicular homicide and drunken driving. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/NwtpLt) that...

Richardson, Huntsman to speak on presidential race

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two former governors and presidential candidates, Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Jon Huntsman of Utah, are to share their views about this year’s presidential race in an upcoming college lecture. Richardson and Huntsman are to...

Indian leaders share concerns about sacred sites

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday began reaching out to Native American political and spiritual leaders to address concerns over the protection of sacred sites on federal land. Tribal leaders said they’re frustrated. Some...

State: Mom, sisters eyed NM prison drug smuggle

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother and sisters of a New Mexico inmate are facing charges after authorities say the mother tried to smuggle Suboxone into prison through balloons. The New Mexico Corrections Department said Monday that 43-year-old Jo Silva...

Court to hear arguments in case by officer's widow

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit by a police officer’s widow who is seeking workers’ compensation benefits after her husband died rescuing a boy from a drowning while off duty. Officer Kevin...

'Breaking Bad' actor hosts NM fundraiser

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Breaking Bad actor has thrown his support behind an effort to curb heroin use among Albuquerque teens. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/MTYDjf) that Stephen Michael Quezada, who plays detective Steve Gomez on the show, recently...

Maintenance woes trouble Pecos Canyon

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Pecos Canyon in northern New Mexico is suffering from limited maintenance. Trash bins at several camping and picnic sites in the canyon area are overflowing at the end of summer weekends. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...