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NM governor headlines GOP congressman’s fundraiser

April 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is helping raise campaign money for a California congressman. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said the Republican governor is the keynote speaker at a fundraiser Tuesday night for House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy. The event is in Bakersfield in southern California. Martinez plans to return...

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Arizona man sentenced in NM drug trafficking case

April 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in New Mexico in a drug trafficking case. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Jesse Bruner, of Douglas, also was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised release. Bruner...

Man dies after being shot at Albuquerque motel

April 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after being shot in the parking lot of a northeast Albuquerque motel. Albuquerque police say they received multiple 911 calls about 5 a.m. Tuesday about multiple shots fired at a Super 8 motel. Officers...

Lawmakers name 4 to select NM insurance regulator

April 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jason Marks has been named to a panel that will select New Mexico’s top insurance regulator. The Legislative Council on Tuesday appointed Marks, Albuquerque lawyer Maureen Sanders and two...

NM man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

April 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Crownpoint man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a woman last year. Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Sampson Antonio Jr. entered into a plea agreement Tuesday. Antonio was arrested...

Hiker hospitalized after hit by a boulder in NM

April 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman is hospitalized in stable condition after being hit on the head by a 2-foot-long airborne boulder while hiking in east Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say 56-year-old Judith Ludwig-Keller was struck about 6 p.m. Sunday on...

Man who shot father to be sentenced

April 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man who said he accidentally shot his 90-year-old father after he asked the son’s wife for sex was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/ZLC0mo) 55-year-old Martin...

NM court allows Pecos River hearing to proceed

April 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court gave a green light Monday to the state’s top water manager to decide proposed water rights transfers to help increase flows in the drought-stricken Pecos River. The state Supreme Court ruled that...

Police: NM church stabbing sparked by ‘Mason’ fear

April 30, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

A sign and flowers are left by a parishioner at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Albuquerque Monday, April 29, 2013, a day after a man stabbed several churchgoers Sunday as Mass was ending. Police say four parishioners were injured, including church...

Taxpayers pay for travel by lame-duck lawmakers

April 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico taxpayers have foot the bill for thousands of dollars of out-of-state travel by several lame-duck state lawmakers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/185Owiq) that a law prohibits non-returning state...