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GOP seeks impounding of ballots in 2 NM counties

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans have moved to impound ballots in two counties where the party continues to hold out hope for winning tight races for seats in the Legislature. The requests to district courts by Republicans will ensure that ballots and other election materials, including absentee ballot requests and election result tally sheets, [&hellip...

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Former NM coach indicted on porn charges

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former basketball coach from Las Cruces has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Erik Khan was indicted by a federal grand jury in Albuquerque on Wednesday. The three-count...

Border patrol opens base in NM’s isolated Bootheel

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s an unforgiving and mountainous terrain where Old West outlaws notoriously hid from the law and where Geronimo made his last stand. In recent years, federal officials say New Mexico’s isolated Bootheel border region...

Charges dismissed against ex-secretary of state

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has dismissed corruption charges against former New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron after ruling that repeated delays violated her right to a speedy trial. Second Judicial District Judge Reed Sheppard ruled...

Court affirms conviction of ex-Albuquerque officer

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of an ex-Albuquerque police officer who tipped off a friend to a drug trafficking investigation. Brad Ahrensfield had appealed based on various claims of error by the...

Santa Fe police to file charges in dog mauling

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say charges will be filed in a dog mauling case that left a disabled woman injured and her Chihuahua dead. Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/TFubpc) that the charges could include...

Human remains found near NM’s Brantley Lake

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Medical investigators are trying to identify human remains that turned up in a dry lake bed in southeastern New Mexico. State police say the remains were taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque after being...

Settlement reached over $1.2 million painting

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe gallery and the co-founder of the Gateway computer company have reached a settlement over the value of a painting that depicts the American West. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/RXYc5S) that state District...

New Mexico moves ahead with health exchange

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is moving ahead to establish a state-run clearinghouse to help small businesses and tens of thousands of individuals find affordable health insurance they currently lack. A fight over the...

Study: NM income inequality continues to grow

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The gap between wealthy households and low-income families continues to grow in New Mexico, and the difference between their incomes is now the largest in the nation, according to a study released Wednesday. From 2008 to 2010, the...