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Wife of Marine shot by NM state police sues

December 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a Marine veteran who killed himself after being shot by a state police officer near Santa Fe two years ago is suing New Mexico, state police and an officer, and she is disputing the police version of the events. Diego M. Gonzales’ pickup was stopped by a [&hellip...

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Dona Ana college president to retire in 2014

December 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Dona Ana Community College executive embroiled in controversy since the school’s nursing program lost accreditation will retire in early 2014. President Margie Huerta became a lightning rod for criticism after the nursing...

Late Albuquerque-raised rocker honored by school

December 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Renowned rock drummer Randy Castillo will have his name adorn the performing arts center at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. Castillo died at in 2002 from cancer at age 51 after years playing with Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and...

Storm bringing rain, snow, slick roads to NM

December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A blast of winter has brought more rain and snow to New Mexico, resulting in school closures and difficult driving conditions. The highest mountain peaks in northern New Mexico could see as much as a foot of snow, but National...

7 members of NM drug trafficking ring indicted

December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say seven members of a Las Cruces-based prescription drug trafficking ring have been indicted on federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the 14-count indictment Friday. It alleges that the...

Director of NM Livestock Board stepping down

December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The executive director of the New Mexico Livestock Board is stepping down. Myles Culbertson has held the position for nearly six years. His last day will be Jan. 31. He says he’s taking a general management position with a...

Salazar to discuss Rio Grande del Norte area

December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be in New Mexico for a public meeting regarding the future of hundreds of square miles of federal land north of Taos. Salazar says he will be looking for the best path forward to preserve and protect the...

Audit of finance authority finds no embezzlement

December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ex-controller who faked an audit of the state’s lending arm did not take any money and was acting alone, the state auditor said Friday. However, the report concluded Greg Campbell was able to carry out the deception because...

Attorneys: NM family’s rights violated in gun case

December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys for a family acquitted of charges that they sold weapons to Mexican drug cartels through their southern New Mexico gun shop say federal prosecutors violated their clients’ constitutional rights. The Albuquerque...

NM woman parlays $1 investment into $5,500 payout

December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman has parlayed her sister’s $1 investment in an old ammunition box into a $5,500 payout. Marlene Arsola received the check this week from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She tells the Albuquerque Journal...