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‘Bitter cold’ front from Canada strikes New Mexico

January 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bitter cold front made its way through New Mexico Saturday and was expected to drop temperatures below zero in several parts of the state. Portions of central New Mexico and the state’s Bootheel, as well as the town of Gallup, will likely experience sub-freezing temperatures, the National Weather Service said. [&hellip...

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More than 1,500 fugitives sought in NM

January 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Daniel Golden Jr. is an ex-convict who was hanging out at a birthday party in August when he suddenly became belligerent after someone changed the music. Authorities say he grabbed a 9mm handgun and fired several shots in the air...

More than 120 Navajo officials take oaths

January 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — More than 120 elected officials from local Northern Navajo Agency chapters have taken their oaths. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/UH8Vlb) that the officials, most from the, northeastern-most of the five agencies of...

Outgoing GOP senator to oversee NM election dept.

January 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Departing state Sen. Rod Adair has been hired to head a state department that oversees elections. Secretary of State Dianna Duran told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/10o63Bv) on Friday that the conservative Roswell Republican...

Governor appoints Santa Fe lawyer to judgeship

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a Santa Fe lawyer to a vacant district court judgeship. Martinez announced Friday that Francis Joseph Mathew will replace Barbara Vigil on the 1st Judicial District Court. Vigil was elected to the...

Snow, strong winds bring NM closures, bad roads

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Snow and strong winds struck parts of New Mexico on Friday, creating blizzard-like conditions in some areas and forcing schools to close. Many parts of the state remained under a high wind warning much of Friday as difficult driving...

NM couple is arrested in child pornography case

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a youth football president and his wife are accused of manufacturing and distributing child pornography. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests Friday of 42-year-old Fredrick...

Former paramedic on trial for 2003 assault on boy

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Gallup paramedic is on trial in a rape case stemming from the 2003 sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy who was accosted while walking home from school. Gernaro Sandoval is also accused of molesting five other boys in four...

Portales peanut butter plant aims for March reopen

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The country’s largest organic peanut butter processor linked to a national salmonella outbreak says it plans to fully reopen in March but didn’t know when its products will be back in stores. Sunland Inc. spokeswoman...

Prosecutor: Police shootings back to grand juries

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head prosecutor in Bernalillo County expects to resume the controversial practice of presenting police shooting cases to investigative grand juries, a newspaper reported Friday. District Attorney Kari Brandenburg sent a letter...