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Bookkeeper to testify on real estate Ponzi scheme

November 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bookkeeper who kept the financial records for an alleged multi-state Ponzi scheme is lined up as a key witness in the criminal prosecution of the former real estate executive accused of swindling more than 600 people out of some $74 million. The Albuquerque Journal reported Monday that Martha Runkle has [&hellip...

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Santa Fe teacher named state’s top educator

November 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — MaryBeth Britton got called into the principal’s office earlier this month. It was a surprise for the Pecos High School teacher, given she could not recall that happening when she was a student. But Principal Fred Trujillo had a...

Santa Fe putting the boot on parking scofflaws

November 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Parking scofflaws in Santa Fe can expect to have their car disabled by a device called a boot, and might even find themselves hauled into court if they continue to ignore unpaid parking tickets. The city’s new parking division...

Europe treated to works by O’Keeffe

November 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fame followed Georgia O’Keeffe through New York’s art galleries and across the desolate landscapes of the Southwest. But beyond America’s shores, her work is relatively unknown. For the first time, her iconic...

Heaps’ 4 TDs lift BYU over New Mexico State 42-7

November 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State’s Jackson Kaka, left, is taken down short of the goal line by BYU’s Travis Uale during the first half of an NCAA college football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey)...

Saturation patrols, warrant roundup in Valencia Co

November 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Valencia County are conducting saturation patrols and a warrant roundup this weekend as part of an operation that targets crime in the county south of Albuquerque. Police from five cities, the county...

Drought leaves slim pickings for migrating birds

November 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From nesting grounds in Alaska and Idaho to the prairie potholes in Canada, thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and other migratory birds are making their way south to their traditional winter watering holes in the American...

More Curry Co. jailers could be fired over escape

November 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he plans to fire three more jail employees and discipline a fourth for lapses that led to a prisoner escaper last week. A jail sergeant has already lost his job. Pyle called the events leading up to...

Albuquerque officer resigns after indictment

November 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer has resigned after being indicted on charges related to his alleged involvement with a prostitution ring and for offering to help a police decoy prostitute stay out of legal trouble in exchange for sex....

2 dead, others hurt in NW NM highway crash

November 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Two people were killed and several others badly hurt in a head-on crash on U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico triggered by an alleged drunk driver. Authorities say a van’s driver allowed his vehicle to the center line and it...