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Governor pushes to end immigrant driver’s licenses

January 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Highlights of public safety issues before the Legislature: BACKDROP: New Mexico and Washington are the only states to allow illegal immigrants and others without Social Security numbers to get a driver’s license. Utah issues a driving permit to immigrants but it can’t be used as identification, such as to board [&hellip...

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NM judge sides with Powell in White Peak case

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has sided with Land Commissioner Ray Powell in a battle over a land swap on northern New Mexico’s White Peak. Powell’s office announced Judge Sarah Singleton’s decision Friday. The judge found...

Brothers indicted in NM realty investment scheme

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers accused of defrauding an elderly New Mexico couple out of $440,000 in a real estate investment scheme have been indicted. A Santa Fe grand jury late Thursday returned indictments against Michael Maxwell of Edgewood, N.M.,...

Texas man dies after fall on New Mexico ski slope

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man is dead after a fall while riding down a slope at Ski Apache near Ruidoso. Authorities say 29-year-old Robert Kieschnick died Wednesday shortly after the spill on the Capitan Slope intermediate trail. The medical...

Lone Ranger to begin filming in NM

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Although reports of Johnny Depp sightings have already begun, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says filming of The Lone Ranger will begin next month. The film, which became a symbol of the flap between Martinez and the film industry,...

NM regulators push back hearing on pit rule

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A weeklong public hearing aimed at revamping rules that govern how oil and gas developers handle drilling waste has been put on hold by New Mexico regulators, parties in the case said Friday. The hearing before the Oil Conservation...

Lone Ranger to begin filming in NM

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Although reports of Johnny Depp sightings have already begun, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says filming of The Lone Ranger will begin next month. The film, which became a symbol of the flap between Martinez and the film industry,...

NM regulators push back hearing on pit rule

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A weeklong public hearing aimed at revamping rules that govern how oil and gas developers handle drilling waste has been put on hold by New Mexico regulators, parties in the case said Friday. The hearing before the Oil Conservation...

Prosecutors continue in convicted killer 2nd case

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The prosecution did not rest its case in another murder trial for a man already facing the death penalty for killing a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy. Prosecutors said Friday they will call more witnesses Tuesday in Michael...

Ex-NM man enters plea in illegal trafficking case

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Alamogordo resident has pleaded guilty to conspiring to transport illegal immigrants into the country. Prosecutors say 58-year-old Mohamed Farooq Husain entered his plea Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces. He remains...