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Albuquerque police shoot rifle-wielding man

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a dispute over drugs ended with an officer shooting an armed man in southeast Albuquerque. The man was undergoing surgery Thursday at UNM Hospital. Police didn’t release his name but said he has an extensive criminal record. Police Chief Ray Schultz says witnesses reported that the man was in [&hellip...

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Panel proposes stricter NM horse racing standards

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Racing Commission wants to adopt stricter standards for horse racing and betting to help ensure the integrity of the sport. The commission announced Thursday that it has scheduled a public hearing May 2 on a proposal...

2 N M business partners charged in spa fraud case

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Las Vegas, N.M., city councilor and his business partner are facing securities fraud charges for bilking an investor out of $50,000 over a closed oxygen bar and spa in Albuquerque. State officials announced Thursday that...

Court: Online bookseller owes New Mexico sales tax

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A nationally known online bookseller must pay more than a half million dollars in taxes for books, music and movies bought by customers in New Mexico, the state Court of Appeals has ruled in a dispute over the state’s power to...

Ariz. regulators approve NM power plant purchase

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s one more step forward for a plan by Arizona’s largest utility to restructure ownership of a coal-fired power plant it operates in northwestern New Mexico. Arizona utility regulators have approved Arizona Public...

Police ticket 49 in Las Cruces crackdown

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces ticketed 49 drivers during a crackdown on seat belt and cell phone violators. Police say 20 drivers were cited for not wearing seat belts and 11 for using their cell phones while driving. The remaining tickets...

Valencia sheriff joins NM starving horses probe

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Valencia County sheriff’s department has joined the investigation into four emaciated horses found struggling for life at a Los Lunas horse auction business. Sheriff Louis Burkhard told the Albuquerque Journal...

Ga. handcuff case renews school policing debate

April 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows attorney Shannon Kennedy looking through a case file involving a school-aged child who was placed in handcuffs for “non-violent misdemeanors” and was charged with “interfering with the...

New mayor selected for New Mexico's Sunland Park

April 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — City councilors in the troubled New Mexico border city of Sunland Park have appointed a new mayor. By a 3-2 vote with one abstention Wednesday night, the council selected 24-year-old Javier Perea. He’ll be sworn in next week...

Gov. Martinez against proposed Sill Apache casino

April 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fort Sill Apache Tribal Chairman Jeff Haozous is seeking a meeting with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez in hopes of winning her support for the tribe’s proposed casino on its new reservation near Deming. Martinez said Tuesday...