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New Mexico parks reopening 2 lakes to boating

October 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is reopening two state park lakes for boating after recent heavy rains and flooding. State Parks Director Tommy Mutz said boating can resume starting Friday at Brantley Lake State Park near Carlsbad and Storrie Lake State Park near Las Vegas. Storrie Lake had been closed since June 2011 [&hellip...

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NM ex-officer: I can’t pay court fees from trial

October 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer recently acquitted of killing his wife says he can’t afford to pay the court fees from his criminal trial. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1eXETHE) that Levi Chavez’s attorney, David...

NM principal emails confidential info by mistake

October 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque school principal mistakenly emailed confidential student information on failed tests and she’s apologizing for it. Albuquerque Public Schools says Volcano Vista High Principal Valerie Atencio likely won’t...

Disaster declaration for NM June storms, flooding

October 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for parts of New Mexico for June storms and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that federal disaster aid is being made available to supplement state, local...

Report: NM attorney bit son, 3, on his face

October 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico attorney is facing charges after Santa Fe police say he bit his 3-year-old son on his face. Police say Geoffrey Scovil was arrested late Saturday when officers found him drunk and sleeping in a house behind a law firm....

NM woman sentenced to prison in husband’s death

September 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mesilla woman accused of killing her husband in 2011 has been sentenced to two years in prison with another year suspended. Prosecutors say 45-year-old Kemberlee Guffey was sentenced Monday. After her prison term, Guffey will be on...

Arizona man sentenced in Navajo Nation arson case

September 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man has been was sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for an arson conviction on the Navajo reservation. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Dennis Henry Bainbridge, of Teec Nos Pos, also must serve three years of...

NM domestic violence shelter faces money crisis

September 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Four Corners shelter that provides housing for women and children fleeing abusive situations is facing a funding crisis, officials with the group recently announced. Funding for New Beginnings in Farmington has dropped dramatically...

NM group offering reward for proof of corruption

September 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Valencia County group is offering a reward for people who turn in proof of government corruption. KOAT-TV report (http://bit.ly/16PpvnJ) that Citizens for Honest Government recently announced that it will give $5,000 to anyone who...

Man killed while running across I-25 after wreck

September 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities say an Albuquerque man was fatally injured when he was struck by a truck while running across Interstate 25 after an accident off the freeway. According to deputies, Derrick Casaus drove away after an...