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Evacuations lifted in Curtis Canyon blaze

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

MAYHILL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say all evacuations from a 109-acre blaze in southern New Mexico have been lifted. New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the evacuations were lifted early Thursday now that the fire located on the edge of the Lincoln National Forest is 45 percent contained. Firefighters are being helped by [&hellip...

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Los Lunas woman sentenced for bank fraud, ID theft

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Sandra Rivas received a 42-month prison term Thursday followed by three...

2 accused for selling fake immigration docs in NM

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican couple has been arrested in New Mexico for allegedly selling fraudulent immigration documents. Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Carlos Chico-Salcedo and his 45-year-old wife, Juana Marin-Sandoval, were taken into...

NM plans report to spot potential school dropouts

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration plans to help public schools identify students at risk of dropping out of school. The governor announced Thursday the Public Education Department will use $500,000 approved by the Legislature...

Police: NM man abused wife with fists, teeth, keys

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Columbus man is facing charges after Carlsbad police say he punched his wife, bit her and cut her with keys. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/Z0IYnb) that 27-year-old Oscar Licano was arrested this week and even...

NM governor on Time’s list of influential people

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been named by Time magazine to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The magazine published the list online (http://ti.me/ZzLw7h ) Thursday, with the Republican governor...

Former NM judge enters plea in bribery case

April 18, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 20, 2011 file photo, suspended State District Judge Michael Murphy, center, speaks with his defense attorneys Margaret Strickland, left, and Michael Stout during a hearing in the Third Judicial District Court in Las Cruces, N.M. A...

Bear euthanized after dumped into trash compactor

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say an adult black bear has been euthanized after it was unknowingly dumped into a trash compaction truck. New Mexico Game and Fish officials say the bear was in a large curbside trash container that was dumped...

FBI searches NM headquarters of Navajo farm agency

April 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — FBI agents have executed a search warrant at the headquarters of Navajo Agricultural Products Industry near Farmington. The tribal farm enterprise’s chief executive says the warrant relates to a sealed case and it’s not...

Rio Rancho man sentenced for firearms violations

April 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man has been sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison for firearms violations. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that 30-year-old Christopher Rooks received a 102-month prison term to be followed by three years of...