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Woman who tried to burn husband's body dead

April 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Grant County believe a woman who was briefly detained in February after she tried to burn her dead husband’s body has herself been found dead. A rancher checking fence lines found a body tentatively identified as 65-year-old Patricia Ann Overton in a sleeping bag last Thursday. The woman [&hellip...

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PBS NewsHour Suarez to host town hall amid fight

April 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez is slated to visit Albuquerque for a teacher town hall on New Mexico’s high dropout rates just as the state’s largest teachers’ union vows to fight a new teacher...

Congressman Lujan has $441K in re-election account

April 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Congressman Ben Ray Lujan has nearly 12 times more campaign money than a Republican challenger in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District race. The latest Federal Election Commission financial report showed the...

Santa Fe's budget decisions now less painful

April 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — City officials in Santa Fe are faces less painful budget decision this year than in the last few years as the city’s finances have improved. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/JxA42V) that the city is looking at the...

NM man accused of selling house without permission

April 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man accused of selling his ex-wife’s home without her permission has been arrested. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/J7GOoR ) that 37-year-old Reuben James Armijo faces forgery, perjury and fraud...

Mora official loses school business license

April 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A school district official in Mora accused of using sheriff’s deputies to deliver threatening letters to school employees and misusing district funds in part to buy jackets for legislators lost his school business official...

NMSU to open community mental health clinic

April 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is opening a new mental health care clinic aimed at serving low-income residents in Dona Ana County. The school announced Monday that the New Mexico State University Community Mental Health and Wellness is...

Work begins on new Laguna Pueblo water system

April 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Work has started on a $70 million water and wastewater system that will serve Laguna Pueblo’s six villages in central New Mexico. Nearly half of the funding for the project comes from the U.S. Department of...

NM hopes to shed negative image with new ads

April 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico this year is celebrating 100 years of statehood, but many people still confuse the Land of Enchantment with its south of the border neighbor. And some who do know the state think it’s nothing but a boring desert...

Tucumcari Probation and Parole Office burns down

April 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the Tucumcari Probation and Parole Office. The fire was reported about 3:45 a.m. Monday and there’s no immediate word on the possible cause of the blaze. Adjacent offices...