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House OKs bill to create 9 additional judgeships

February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Courts across New Mexico will get nine additional judges under a proposal approved by the House. The judiciary asked lawmakers for the judges to deal with case backlogs and help reduce delays in resolving lawsuits. The House unanimously approved a bill on Thursday to provide $3.5 million next year for [&hellip...

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NM man gets probation in pronghorn killing spree

February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who worked briefly as a horse wrangler at the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico has been ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation for his role in the killing of several pronghorn antelope....

Alamogordo man accused of growing pot in his home

February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Alamogordo man is in federal custody for allegedly growing a large amount of marijuana inside his home. Alamogordo Department of Public Safety officials say 42-year-old Samuel Delgado is being held on suspicion of...

Man arrested after 110 mph chase in New Mexico

February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash into a house and trailer. Authorities say 24-year-old Erick Vasquez is facing charges of...

Gay marriage proposal fails in NM House panel

February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A House committee has shelved a proposal to allow voters to decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage. The Voters and Elections Committee voted 7-to-4 on Thursday to block a constitutional amendment proposed by Democratic Rep. Brian...

Man sought in NM shooting arrested in Silver City

February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive sought in a shooting at a southwestern New Mexico highway rest stop was arrested in a Silver City house following a five-hour standoff that ended when law enforcement officers stormed inside. Nathan Rowland was arrested...

NM Senate, House at odds over regulatory changes

February 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are at odds over how to carry out a voter mandate for increasing the qualifications for future members of the state’s utility regulatory agency. The Senate approved a proposal Wednesday on a 32-8 vote that...

Albuquerque police shooting ruled unconstitutional

February 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has ruled that a 2010 fatal officer-involved shooting of an Iraq War veteran was unconstitutional. Judge Shannon Bacon ruled Wednesday that the shooting of Kenneth Ellis III by Albuquerque officer Bret...

Probe into Albuquerque police crash inconclusive

February 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A preliminary investigation into a fatal crash involving an Albuquerque police officer wasn’t able to determine if the officer was chasing a possible drunk driver as he claimed. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department...

Martinez to attend meeting of nation’s governors

February 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling to the nation’s capital for a meeting of the National Governors’ Association. A Martinez spokesman said the governor will head to Washington, D.C. on Thursday. The meeting of the...