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Ex-Richardson officials goes before grand jury

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two former campaign officials of former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson have appeared before a federal grand jury looking into a possible probe of the former governor. Amanda Cooper, Richardson’s deputy campaign manager during his presidential run, and Jimmy Daskalos (dahs-KAH’-los), a former Richardson fundraiser,...

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Portales says ‘yes’ to selling liquor on Sunday

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Portales voters approved Sunday restaurant alcohol sales by a narrow margin in a referendum Tuesday. The final total was 311-278 for allowing sales of alcohol on Sunday at local restaurants. Election officials tell the Portales...

NMSU suspends sophomore guard Christian Kabongo

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Sophomore guard Christian Kabongo has been suspended indefinitely from the New Mexico State basketball team for violation of team rules. The suspension was announced Tuesday night by Aggies coach Marvin Menzies, who didn’t...

Cases against troubled NM officers suspended

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy voted Tuesday to suspend cases against police officers who had been disciplined after board members said they had no confidence in a prosecuting attorney appointed by the attorney...

NM spaceport official excited by new launch plane

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — News that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan are building the world’s biggest plane to help launch cargo and astronauts into space has New Mexico officials excited. Allen and Rutan announced their...

Former PRC commissioner jailed — again

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is in jail — again. Santa Fe County Undersheriff Ron Madrid says the 34-year-old Espanola resident was ordered arrested at noon Tuesday for violating...

Former NM lawman, liquor director dead at 78

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Carlos Jaramillo, a long-time lawman, Santa Fe city councilor and one-time state liquor director, has died. He was 78. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/vjakew ) that Jaramillo died over the weekend in Arizona, where he and his...

Winter storm bears down on New Mexico

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect as more snow and rain make their way across portions of northern and central New Mexico. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say rain will continue to spread over the...

NM authorities have new leads on missing AZ woman

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say they have new leads surrounding a missing Arizona woman whose trailer was abandoned in 2009 in Las Cruces. Yavapai (YAV’-uh-py) County, Ariz., sheriff’s spokesman Dwight Develyn says the...

Defense moves to oust DA from Farmington trial

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys for a Farmington man charged with killing a doctor want the district attorney removed from the case. In a motion filed Monday, the defense representing John Mayes, 18, cite harassment, conflict of interest, improper bias...