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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 Attorney Kari Brandenburg, said they anticipated going before jurors “very soon” but...

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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...

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...

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...