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Police: NM reserve unit deputy shoots himself

December 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A Luna County Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy is recovering after authorities say he shot himself. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/11xKhZC) that Deming police say officers found 28-year-old Victor Ramirez lying in his driveway shortly on Saturday after he shot himself in the chest above his heart. Authorities say he...

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Man sentenced to 3 years for southern NM car chase

December 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of leading authorities on a car chase in southern New Mexico while transporting nearly 200 pounds of marijuana has been sentenced to three years in prison. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/11MDSsI)...

Regulator issues report on NMFA fake audit

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former controller at the New Mexico Finance Authority was able to fake a financial audit because of management and oversight failures as well as a “culture of complacency” at the agency, according to a report Monday by...

Albuquerque man accused of meth trafficking

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has been arrested on federal charges involving methamphetamine trafficking. Prosecutors say 44-year-old Charles Padilla made his initial appearance in federal court Monday on a criminal complaint...

Salazar issues potash, oil and gas plan in NM

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued an order Monday aimed at ending a decades-long fight over development of oil and natural gas in an area that makes up the nation’s greatest potash reserve. Under the new order,...

New Mexico expects $283M in revenue for next year

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez will have slightly more than $280 million to cover budget increases and tax cuts next year under a new revenue forecast outlined Monday to lawmakers. The revenue estimates will serve as the...

Diversity class may be required at Univ New Mexico

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students at the University of New Mexico may soon be required to take at least one class on diversity. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TEM9tO) that a draft proposal by the Provost’s Diversity Council calls for a...

NM inmates clearing forests to prevent wildfires

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico inmates are helping clear up a patch of Bosque in Pena Blanca, an area devastated by the Los Conchas fire last year. KQRE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RwAhhp) that winter inmate crews are working to clear out that...

Police: NM man turned in mom to get charges off

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Albuquerque man arrested for vandalism tried to get out of his charges by offering to turn in what he said was a bigger target for authorities — his mother. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YHtUtK) that 27-year-old...

Report: NM man tried to hide drugs in deputy’s car

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico man arrested on drug charges tried to hide more of his loot in an unusual place while heading to jail — a deputy’s car. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/TxBzED) that the Bernalillo County...