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Board adopts changes for NM police academy

September 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy will use a new curriculum that shortens basic police officer training to 16 weeks from the current 22, a change that officials said will help agencies around the state get their new officers trained and on the street faster. The academy’s board unanimously approved [&hellip...

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Santa Fe police investigating suspicious death

September 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police have arrested a 37-year-old man in the killing of another man whose body was found near a cemetery. Police say Orlando Yazzie was booked into jail on a murder charge in the death of 55-year-old Mark Ginnel, whose body...

NM man sentenced in election fraud case

September 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man recently convicted of conspiring to steal money intended for voter education efforts was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge William...

State Briefs

September 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Court poses new questions in pension case SANTA FE (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...

NM regulators approve water protection rules

September 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators on Tuesday approved a proposed set of rules aimed at protecting groundwater at copper mines despite claims by the attorney general’s office that the proposal contradicts existing state law. The hearing...

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...

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...