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Med license of NM doctor in DWI crash reinstated

February 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Medical Board has reinstated the medical license of a surgeon who pleaded no contest to drunken driving in a car accident that killed a 4-year-old girl in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ZqJpUo) that recent board’s minutes say Deborah Aaron’s license was reinstated after [&hellip...

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NM coyote hunt contest draws ‘several hundred’

February 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LL, N.M. (AP) — A coyote hunting contest sponsored by a southeastern New Mexico gun store has drawn “several hundred” hunters this weekend, the shop’s owner said. Wiley Maloney, owner of Larry’s Discount Gun Shop and Sporting Goods...

400 NM residents apply for ‘food stamp’ for pets

February 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Around 400 New Mexico residents have applied to receive help from a “food stamps” for pet program. Marc Okon of the New York-based non-profit group Pet Food Stamps says the 400 New Mexico residents applied for help just...

DA may lose eyewitness to NM dad’s killing by son

February 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in a case involved a then-10-year-old Belen boy accused of killing his father have hit a major roadblock. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZzFEzQ) that prosecutors learned Friday the state Attorney General’s Office is...

‘Forgotten’ Latino scholar to get 2nd NM honor

February 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque-born Mexican-American scholar who is celebrated across the country but until recently was virtually unknown in New Mexico is getting another honor. The New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education is scheduled in...

House approves maternity leave for school students

February 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s public schools will be required to grant a leave of absence to teenage parents under a proposal approved Friday by the House. The measure will establish a statewide policy requiring at least 10 days of leave when a...

NM wage fight leads to alleged confrontation

February 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque restaurant owner who says he’s not going to comply with the city’s new higher minimum wage is back in the news. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/XR1vw2) says Eric Szeman’s son showed up at the home of a...

Man arrested following chase in Albuquerque area

February 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers used a spike belt to deflate the tires of a vehicle that was the subject of a chase in the Albuquerque area for about a half-hour. A police helicopter followed the vehicle during part of the Friday morning...

Authorities: NM heroin, meth ring busted

February 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they have busted up a heroin and methamphetamine operation in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. New Mexico State Police announced Friday that authorities have charged 12 people after a four-month investigation. Authorities say...

Committee kills assault rifle ban

February 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico house committee has killed a proposed ban on assault weapons. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/W83Bxg ) the five-member House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 3-2 to table the bill late Thursday....