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Lawmaker assailed for calling NM gov a ‘Mexican’

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic state representative is under fire for calling New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez a “Mexican” during a heated exchange with a GOP lawmaker in the capitol. Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton made the comment Wednesday during a committee meeting break as she accused Rep. Nora Espinoza of “carrying the...

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Female Mexican wolf shot dead in southwestern NM

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A female Mexican gray wolf that was released into the wild earlier this year in hopes that she would become a mate for another lone wolf has been shot by federal wildlife managers, marking the latest blow to the government’s...

All Indian Pueblo Council endorses Obama

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A council representing the majority of New Mexico’s Native American tribes on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama’s re-election bid, saying the president has kept his promises to tribal communities. The endorsement...

APNewsBreak: Vaughan to plead guilty in Ponzi scam

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque real estate executive will plead guilty next week to charges stemming from allegations that he ran a multi-state Ponzi scheme that swindled hundreds of investors out of $74 million, his attorney confirmed...

Navajo man gets 43-year prison term for child rape

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo man convicted of sexually abusing his young daughter has been sentenced to 43 years in prison in a New Mexico federal court. Prosecutors said Thursday that the 30-year-old Tohajiilee man also must register as a sex offender...

NM woman accused of embezzling from cheerleaders

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cheerleading squad manager for a Catholic high school in Albuquerque is in custody on suspicion of embezzlement. Albuquerque police say D’Andrea Davis was arrested and booked into jail Thursday. They say Davis was a...

Albuquerque least prepared for bio-terror attack

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — If Albuquerque faces a bio-terror assault, would it be prepared? A new study suggests the Albuquerque area is the least prepared metro area in the country if one happens. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/tRRJZN ) reports the Centers for...

Jail boss finalists interviewed in Curry County

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Four candidates on Curry County’s short list for jail administrator faced their potential boss Wednesday. County Manager Lance Pyle and six members of a panel appointed by Pyle were expected to make their recommendation to replace...

Supreme Court rules in unemployment veto case

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Legislation aimed at shoring up New Mexico’s unemployment compensation fund was reinstated Wednesday when the state Supreme Court invalidated a partial veto by Gov. Susana Martinez. The court said that the governor’s...

Tragic wrong turn survivor welcomed home

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 86-year-old Albuquerque man who lost his wife after a tragic wrong in the Arizona mountains is back home. Lani Sexton, the daughter of Dana Davis, says her father got a warm welcome from his church community on their return to...