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Ex-reporter sought in NM city's extortion case

March 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A former freelance journalist for a Spanish-language El Paso newspaper is wanted in a topless dancer extortion case surrounding a troubled New Mexico border city’s mayoral election. An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Jose “Pepe” Reyes, who police say arranged for a secret video recording of Sunland Park...

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Los Alamos cuts expected to cost northern NM $30M

March 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — Budget cuts at the nation’s premier nuclear facility are expected to cost northern New Mexico businesses more than $30 million in lost contacts, an official said this week. Los Alamos National Laboratory Executive Director...

Taos embarks on yearlong celebration of women

March 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, at the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge and amid the seemingly endless fields of sage, nature has been a steadfast witness to a remarkable legacy of women and the arts in Taos. The high desert community is...

2 dead in series of 4 Gallup, NM, shootings

March 13, 2012 • Local News, State NewsComments (0)

Gallup Police Department official talk at the scene of a crime at the east side Shell gas station Monday, March 12, 2012 in Gallup, N.M. evening. Several victims were reported injured in a series of shootings in Gallup. (AP Photo/Gallup Independent, Brian...

Help sought in identifying remains found in Gila

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they still are trying to identify the human remains found in the Gila National Forest earlier this year. The Silver City Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/wBcpX0) that Grant County Sheriff’s Department is seeking...

Ex-Curry County jail official reaches settlement

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A former Curry County jail administrator has been allowed to resign and has been awarded nearly $70, 000 under a new settlement. The Clovis New Journal reports (http://bit.ly/zzNy5j) that new court records showed that Lois Bean was...

Evidence thrown out in New Mexico rape case

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has tossed evidence in a case in which a man was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a motel in May 2008. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/xNwdnB) that this is the second major defeat for prosecutors in the...

NM community college wins nearly $148,000 grant

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A foundation for Central New Mexico Community College has won a nearly $148,000 grant that will be used to teach students about financial stability. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ywET1o) that the grant from the...

Retired NM attorney gets probation in assault case

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A retired New Mexico attorney has been sentenced to probation for assaulting a newspaper reporter last year. Federal prosecutors say 75-year-old Marjorie Reese Stewart was given a year’s probation plus a $250 fine and 10 hours...

Union votes 'no confidence' in NM sheriff

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County deputies say they have no confidence in Sheriff Dan Houston. Ballots were counted earlier Thursday during a union meeting. KOB-TV says the union and sheriff have been at odds since Houston made changes to hiring...