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NM woman accused in prescription drug case

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico woman is facing federal charges that she fraudulently acquired and distributed prescription pain medication. The U.S. attorney’s office says 32-year-old Veronica Hernandez of Mesilla Park appeared in federal court Monday. She’s in a half-way house pending trial. Hernandez has been under...

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NM man sentenced to 41 years in prison for murder

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for charges related to the death of a Wyoming man. Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Carl Ernesto Romero of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo was sentenced Monday for...

NM business informs patients about missing laptop

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest independent doctor’s group says one of its laptops has either gone missing or has been stolen. Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/VzINYq) that ABQ Health Partners informed...

Board certifies GOP winner in legislative recount

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Canvassing Board has made it official that Republican Paul Pacheco won a recount for an Albuquerque-area seat in the state House of Representatives. The board on Monday certified the recount results, which showed Pacheco...

Heavy snow in NM sparks delays, 1 fatal crash

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heavy snows and icy roads have left parts of New Mexico with forced delays, dangerous driving conditions and at least one person dead. New Mexico State Police say at least one person was killed Sunday in a weather related car crash,...

AG’s office: Sunland Park probe inconclusive

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King has ruled that a probe into whether a troubled New Mexico border city violated a state sunshine law in appointing the mayor earlier this year is inconclusive. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports...

New Mexico parolees’ late releases draw fire

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Corrections Department’s new system of bouncing all inmate release documents to a central office for approval often has resulted late releases for parolees. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TM40io )...

Police: NM man sought prostitute while kids in car

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man is facing child abuse charges after Albuquerque police say he tried to hire a prostitute while his kids were in the car. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Rl4ss5) that police say Maurice Henderson was arrested Saturday at an...

Arctic front brings heavy snow to northern NM

December 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An arctic front has struck northern and central New Mexico, bringing in heavy snow and closing roads. The state Department of Transportation reported Sunday that heavy snow created difficult driving conditions in parts of the state...

Study: More cancer suits may cost NM millions

December 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may have to pay as much as $120 million for an estimated 101 new medical malpractice claims that could be part of a potential class action lawsuit, according to a new study. The Albuquerque Journal reports...