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State government sells 1983 twin-engine airplane

June 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has sold another state-owned airplane, shrinking the government fleet to three aircraft. The General Services Department said Thursday it sold a twin-engine turboprop plane, a 1983 Gulfstream Turbo Commander, to a Santa Fe man for $575,000. That leaves the state with a 2006 Beechcraft King...

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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...

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...