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Man gets 27-year prison term in Clovis rape case

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An illegal immigrant from Mexico has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for the kidnapping and rape of a Clovis woman. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Jesus Oscar Dominguez was convicted in September by a Curry County jury, but sentencing was postponed until Friday. He received the maximum sentence allowed by law. [&hellip...

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APS superintendent gets 1-year contract extension

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education has approved a one-year contract extension for superintendent Winston Brooks. That means Brooks’ current contract continues through June 30, 2015. Board members completed an...

‘West Mesa murders’ website launched to yield tips

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

This screen shot taken from the Albuquerque Police Dept. www.helpuscatchakiller.com was launched by Albuquerque police in the hunt for a serial killer who killed eleven women, and buried them on the city’s west side. Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz...

Judge dismisses most claims in gay bias lawsuit

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has dismissed most of the claims in a lawsuit by two women who alleged their daughter’s teacher discriminated against the girl because her parents are gay. Shannon Peterson and Jessica Bissell sued the Rio Rancho...

Boxer Mayweather sidesteps Vegas jail until June

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. drives away from his attorney’s office, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. The 34-year-old fighter had been scheduled to turn himself in Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence imposed last month but avoided the jail time...

Former teacher accused of sex abuse was popular

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Shelby County Jail shows longtime Alabama schoolteacher Daniel Montague Acker Jr. Acker, 49, was jailed on charges of sexually abusing a fourth-grade female student, and police said Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, the man told them...

Salazar pushes for coordination on Rio Grande

January 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As part of his two-day trip through the West, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was in New Mexico on Thursday to begin discussions on the development of consensus around conservation and water security along the Middle Rio Grande....

NM, lab reach deal on cleanup of radioactive waste

January 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bowing to pressure from the state, Los Alamos National Laboratory officials said Thursday they would speed up removal of the thousands of drums of radioactive waste that has been sitting on lab property for decades. But they...

NM governor proposes tax cuts as part of budget

January 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Businesses and veterans are in line for tax cuts of $55 million next year under a budget plan outlined Thursday by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. When the Democratic-controlled Legislature convenes later this month, the...

Albuquerque police fatally shoot suspected burglar

January 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz displays a gun Thursday Jan. 5, 2012, police said was similar to the one used by a masked burglary suspect before a police officer later shot and killed the suspect in a botched burglary in Albuquerque, N.M. Police said...