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Albuquerque ex-officer acquitted in beating case

September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (1)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors on Thursday acquitted a former Albuquerque police officer who faced charges of beating a surrendering man. The jury deliberated about three hours before returning the verdict for Connor Rice on charges of misdemeanor battery and aggravated battery. The acquittal came a day after Rice testified that he was reacting to...

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3rd case of the plague this year reported in NM

September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the third human case of the plague this year. They say it’s a 52-year-old man from Santa Fe County and his home will undergo an environmental investigation. Plague is a bacterial...

3 men rescued from New Mexico’s Sandia Mountains

September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police search and rescue team has rescued three people who became lost in the Sandia Mountains. One of the three Albuquerque men called 911 shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday. He told authorities that he and his two...

Audit: NM losing up to $56M in truck tax revenue

September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico fails to collect as much as $56 million a year in tax revenue from the trucking industry because of inadequate enforcement, according to a legislative audit released Thursday. Auditors for the Legislative Finance Committee...

Immigrant group holding vigils at Pearce office

September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Advocates pushing for federal immigration reform have been demonstrating this week outside the Las Cruces office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M. The group Border Network for Human Rights said it will hold its daily morning vigils...

Body found after NM flood is missing Ariz. man

September 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — A body found in the aftermath of southwestern New Mexico flood has been identified as that of an 83-year-old Arizona man who evacuated as floodwaters rose. Catron County Undersheriff Ian Fletcher said Thursday that Howard...

NM state official draws fires over hunger comment

September 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic legislative leader on Wednesday called for the resignation of Human Services Secretary Sidonie Squier for her comments that there’s no “significant evidence of hunger in New Mexico.” Senate Majority...

Audit faults NM oversight of child care programs

September 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative auditors criticized state oversight of taxpayer-subsidized child care providers Wednesday, saying a government agency failed to detect sex offenders living at child care locations. Staff auditors of the Legislative Finance...

Man accused of making dozens of harassing calls

September 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police say there may be more victims of lewd and harassing calls made by a Carlsbad man who has been charged with felony solicitation of a child. Police tell the Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/1bFJCfD) there could be up to 30...

NM doc appeals suspension over medical marijuana

September 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In the six years since New Mexico legalized medical marijuana, Dr. Nicholas Nardacci has cleared more than 1,000 patients to use it — a tenth of all the patients certified across the state in that period — for conditions ranging...