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NM auditor looking into state drug court program

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The State Auditor’s Office says it is investigating a complaint of money missing in the First Judicial District’s Drug Court Program. The probe was launched after State District Judge Sheri Raphaelson reportedly made the complaint in March. State Auditor Hector Balderas has received the complaint, his director of...

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NM woman puts 'soul' up for sale on eBay

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman has something for sale on eBay that most of wouldn’t even consider selling at any price — her soul. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/N9K4VL) that a woman identified as Lori N. recently put her soul up for...

NM museum director leaving to take Calif. position

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Shelby Tisdale, the director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, is leaving her post. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/M5YF1m) that the Autry National Center in Los Angeles recently announced Tisdale...

Albuquerque, UNM team up on Route 66 project

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico are teaming up for a project to revitalize the historic Route 66 corridor. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/OoJwMN) that the plan is for graduate students from UNM’s...

Police: Equipment to aid Navajo farmers stolen

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — More than $300,000 in equipment used to aid Navajo farmers has been stolen near Shiprock. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/N9IIKL) that the theft from the San Juan River Dineh Water Users Inc. happened late Saturday or early Sunday...

NM Marine files lawsuit in burglar shooting arrest

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Marine from Belen arrested for shooting and killing a burglar on the Fourth of July three years ago is now going after the lawmen who put him behind bars. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/L071LP) that Luke Sanchez filed a lawsuit this...

'The Vow's' real-life couple's story goes on

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Vow was a box office success and became a money-maker its first weekend in movie theaters, and the book soared to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best seller list. That was all in February and March. So what has Farmington...

Lawsuit vs. Gallup Independent ends in mistrial

July 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The lawsuit against the Gallup Independent by a former mayor has ended in a mistrial. After two days of deliberations, jurors told a judge Tuesday they couldn’t reach a verdict in the libel case. Former Gallup Mayor Harry Mendoza...

NM shutters DC office

July 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s representative in Washington has quit, and it’s unclear if he will be replaced. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/LPRNUI ) that former state legislator Brian Moore has quit...

NM to lose nearly $16 million with Schott closure

July 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The closure of Schott Solar’s manufacturing plant on the edge of Albuquerque will end up costing New Mexico taxpayers nearly $16 million in grants. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Msjnh0) the grants were...