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Veguita man wins $1 million lottery prize

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Veguita man is the winner of a $1 million Mega Millions prize. The New Mexico Lottery says 52-year-old Danny Garcia claimed the million-dollar winnings Wednesday. Garcia, who works in the parts department at a Ford car dealership in Albuquerque, discovered the numbers on his quick-pick ticket matched those drawn the [&hellip...

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NM busts alleged driver’s license fraud ring

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (1)

New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Demesia Padilla, left, answers questions as Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler listens during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday June 6, 2012. Padilla and Chandler announced...

Firefighters use burnouts to corral NM fires

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell talks about the recent deadly crash of an air tanker that was helping fight a wildfire in Utah, during a news conference at the agency’s Southwest regional headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, June 5,...

Gov. Martinez joins Romney team

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has been appointed to a new Hispanic leadership team announced Wednesday by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Romney, who won the New Mexico primary on Tuesday, said Martinez will be an honorary...

Crownpoint woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Crownpoint woman has entered a plea to charges of stealing thousands of dollars from a Navajo organization. The U.S. attorney of New Mexico says 36-year-old Shavna April Bebo pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzlement and theft...

Officials investigate death of wolf

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a female member of the Dark Canyon wolf pack. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/NJjmSY ) that the body of the Mexican gray wolf was found...

2 NM men sentenced in Navajo shooting

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced two Navajo men for the murder of another tribal member and the assault of his son. The U.S. attorney’s office in Albuquerque said 21-year-old Brian Thompson of Standing Rock and 22-year-old...

NM teacher gets probation in texting case

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A former Belen school teacher is getting probation for allegedly convincing a 15-year-old girl to text him inappropriate photos of herself. The Valencia County News-Bulletin (http://bit.ly/L9UYYc) reports a judge Tuesday suspended an...

Los Lunas auctioneer facing animal cruelty charges

June 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The owner of a Los Lunas auction business is facing criminal charges for the treatment of four emaciated horses found struggling for life. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/MfQIWr) reports Dennis Chavez, owner of Southwest Livestock Auction, was...

Voters selecting finalists for powerful PRC seats

June 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans on Tuesday were narrowing the field of candidates for two seats on one of the state’s most powerful, highest paid and most scandal-plagued commissions. Voters in northern New Mexico and the Albuquerque area will...