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Gov. Martinez orders flags lowered for firefighter

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is ordering flags fly at half-staff in tribute to a firefighter found dead in a rugged area of northern New Mexico. Martinez issued an order that flags on state buildings stay lowered starting at sunrise Wednesday in honor of Token Adams. The flags will stay at half-staff [&hellip...

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Enrollment down at New Mexico State University

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Enrollment at New Mexico State University is down for the fall semester. School officials say about 28,000 students across all campuses were enrolled as of Sept. 6. That’s a drop of more than 5 percent from this time last year....

Udall, Heinrich on opposite sides on Syria

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s senior senator, Democrat Tom Udall, and Republican Rep. Steve Pearce say they’re opposed to a U.S. military strike against Syria over its use of chemical weapons. Udall said Tuesday he’s gravely concerned...

NM court poses new questions in pension case

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court wants more information from lawyers before deciding whether the state can reduce cost-of-living adjustments for pensions of retired government workers. The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for additional...

Flooding reported in San Juan County

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Parts of northwestern New Mexico have been slammed by heavy rain sparking flooding in Farmington. Emergency personnel asked San Juan County residents on Tuesday to stay off the roads while the area battled the severe weather. The...

Suspect arrested in triple shooting at a NM home

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

JARALES, N.M. (AP) — A suspect in a triple shooting in New Mexico that left a man and his daughter dead has been arrested in Los Lunas. Valencia County Sheriff’s officials say 18-year-old Jordan Hurd was taken into custody Tuesday morning. They say...

Navajo chapter not joining horse roundup

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation has decided against going along with a tribal operation to round up feral horses. The Farmington Times reported (http://bit.ly/18MdWAa) Tuesday that chapter members voted 33-0 to rescind a...

Duncan kicks off back-to-school bus tour in NM

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan walks with Winston Brooks, Albuquerque Public Schools superintendent, during a tour of Emerson Elementary in Albuquerque, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Duncan kicked off a four-state, back-to-school bus tour Monday...

Ex-NM jail officer gets prison in an assault case

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former corrections officer at an Albuquerque jail has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for obstruction of justice and falsifying records. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Kevin Casaus also was sentenced Monday to one year...

NM man pleads guilty in real estate fraud case

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man accused of defrauding real estate investors has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Federal prosecutor say 47-year-old Rodney Chavez entered his plea Monday. His sentencing has...