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NM senator seeks AG’s opinion on Skandera actions

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is asking for an attorney general’s opinion on the legality of actions taken by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s embattled public education secretary. Sen. Linda Lopez, of Albuquerque, made the request Wednesday after the Legislature adjourned its 2013 session without voting on whether to...

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Motorcycle gang member arrested in NM assault case

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcycle gang member has been arrested in New Mexico for an alleged sexual assault on a young boy last year. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday that Jordan Dennis was in custody on suspicion of criminal...

Kirtland AFB postpones sending furlough notices

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base is putting the brakes on its plan to send furlough notices Friday to thousands of civilian employees at the Albuquerque base. Base officials had said approximately 2,100 Kirtland workers would start getting...

NM high court upholds murder conviction, sentence

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a man’s conviction and sentence in a 2008 killing in Chaves County. The unanimous ruling Thursday was issued in the case of Allen C. Dwyer Jr. He pleaded no contest to first-degree felony...

Police say man found dead was shot by neighbor

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they aren’t making an immediate arrest in the shooting death of a man early Tuesday morning. Police identify the dead man as 23-year-old Jonathan Mitchell. According to police, a neighbor shot Mitchell...

Suspect in stabbing at NM laundromat is arrested

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A suspect in the stabbing of a woman at a Farmington laundromat last week is in custody. Farmington police say 27-year-old Sophie Yazzie is being held on $40,000 bond on suspicion of attempted homicide. Police were dispatched to the...

Las Cruces man accused of shooting neighbors’ dog

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man suspected of shooting his neighbors’ dog has been arrested. Las Cruces police say 50-year-old Tony A. Sanders is being held on $5,000 bond at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on suspicion of extreme cruelty...

Man shot by NM police linked to officer shooting

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A gun found at the scene where a man was shot and killed by state police has been linked to a previous shooting of an Albuquerque police officer, Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said Wednesday. At a joint news conference with...

Industry hopes film bill returns competitive edge

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

QUE, N.M. (AP) — As the TV series that helped cement Albuquerque’s reputation as a film center draws to a close, New Mexico officials are optimistic that a so-called “Breaking Bad” bill to sweeten incentives for television productions will...

Navajo Nation considers 2nd study on mine purchase

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is digging deeper into the likely costs and benefits of purchasing a coal mine from the Australian-based mining company of BHP Billiton. The tribe announced in December it wants to buy the Navajo Mine, the sole...