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Ex-NM police officer accused of witness threat

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife may face jail time before his trial. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/KOuIHo) reports prosecutors filed a motion Thursday charging that Levi Chavez violated conditions of his release by threatening his former brother-in-law, a potential witness. Prosecutors say Chavez got into...

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Health insurance rate to rise for UNM students

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico students will likely see a rise in the cost of school-sponsored health insurance. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/LzBtLh) reports a regents finance committee approved a 22 percent increase in...

US Air Force delaying low-altitude flying in NM

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is temporarily scaling back planned training missions amid noise and safety concerns from New Mexico residents. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/LIqWLT) reports the Air Force is re-evaluating whether to...

Fire restrictions to be enforced around NM

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From the wooded area along the Rio Grande to many of New Mexico’s public lands, officials say fire restrictions will be enforced as the Fourth of July holiday approaches. State officials say restrictions on fireworks, smoking,...

State government sells 1983 twin-engine airplane

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has sold another state-owned airplane, shrinking the government fleet to three aircraft. The General Services Department said Thursday it sold a twin-engine turboprop plane, a 1983 Gulfstream...

DA to take prostitution ring case to grand jury

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday that they were preparing to go before a grand jury in the case of a former University of New Mexico president accused of helping run an online prostitution ring. Kayla Anderson, a spokeswoman for District...

NM man pleads guilty to abuse of 10-year-old girl

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rock Springs man has pleaded guilty to charges he inappropriately touched a child. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 37-year-old Karl Domingo pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of sexually abusive contact. Prosecutors say...

NM governor sells another state plane

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has sold off another state-owned aircraft. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/LoGEyZ) reports Martinez announced the sale Thursday of a 1983 Gulfstream Turbo Commander. It sold to Jerry Gay, of Santa Fe, for...

Police seek suspect in Albuquerque shooting

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police are searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting someone outside a downtown Albuquerque theater. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/MLErzk) reports police say one man was shot in the parking lot early Thursday in front of the...

NM newspaper carrier’s car stolen, set ablaze

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A car stolen from a Carlsbad newspaper carrier has been found completely burned to its shell. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/MLyzGe) says a car belonging to Carolyn Fry, one of their deliverers, went missing Wednesday around...