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Former PRC commissioner out of a New Mexico jail

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is out of a New Mexico jail again. Block was released from the Santa Fe County Jail early Tuesday after spending eight days behind bars for violating Drug Court rules. The 34-year-old former elected official pleaded guilty last month to several felony charges [&hellip...

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GOP, some Democrats eye redistricting compromise

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez along with some Democrats and minority voters are working on a possible compromise on a congressional redistricting proposal to offer to a state district court that will determine district boundaries for...

4 volunteer firefighters arrested in NM arson fire

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say four Dona Ana County volunteer firefighters have been arrested on arson charges after a blaze near a Mesquite dairy burned more than 400 bales of hay. County Sheriff’s officials say Primitivo Perez Jr., Carlos...

Police find stolen items at Santa Fe thrift store

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of a Santa Fe antique and thrift shop has been arrested after officers found stolen items in his business that had been linked to recent burglaries. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says Clarence Catanach’s...

Airman sentenced in child porn case

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Albuquerque Tuesday sent a Kirtland airman to prison for child pornography. U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales says 25-year-old Shabaka Green was sentenced to 97 months in prison to be followed by 30 years of...

Study: AZ, NM transmission project to bring jobs

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An effort to build 500 miles of high-voltage transmission lines between New Mexico and Arizona would create thousands of construction jobs and result in $1.5 billion in capital investment. Those are the findings of a joint study...

NM agency assesses nearly $7 million in penalties

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been nearly a year and environmentalists are still uneasy about where Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration stands on protecting air, water and other natural resources. Their perception of the administration being...

Trial date set for ex-Albuquerque police officer

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge ordered prosecutors and an attorney for a former Albuquerque police officer to be ready to go to trial by next summer in a murder case dating back four years. Defendant Levi Chavez is accused of shooting his wife in the...

Holocaust survivors donating ‘everyday’ items

November 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

A Nov. 17, 2011 photo shows a 158-year-old doll house owned by German-Jewish family and a hidden away during World War II that is part of new exhibit at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico in Albuquerque. As aging Holocaust victims and...

Mexican man sentenced in Albuquerque bank robbery

November 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison in connection with an armed bank robbery in Albuquerque. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Edwin Vismar Urena-Hernandez was sentenced Monday and will be deported back to...