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Intel misses hiring benchmarks in NM

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Intel Corp. will have to spend $100,000 on school-to-work programs after missing hiring benchmarks set for its plant in New Mexico. This marks the third time in five years the computer chip manufacturer has failed to ensure that 60 percent of new hires at its Rio Rancho plant are New Mexico [&hellip...

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Officials: Santa Fe police shoot man in stolen car

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old New Mexico man is recovering after he was shot by Santa Fe police during a stolen vehicle investigation. Officials said Roberto Mendez was shot by officers late Thursday in a parking lot. According to...

US Attorney Gonzales resigns, takes judicial oath

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ken Gonzales on Friday became New Mexico’s newest federal judge, ending a 14-year career as a federal prosecutor that included the creation of several programs aimed at fighting high rates of crime and violence in Indian...

Trial in NM doctor’s death to be held in Gallup

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The trial for a man charged with killing a Farmington doctor with a pool cue will be held in Gallup. A judge granted defense attorneys’ motion for a change of venue Thursday. Prosecutors wanted to try the case in Aztec. The...

Martinez, Mexico officials unveil border plan

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and officials from Mexico announced Friday the creation of a 70,000-acre, master-planned community around the Santa Teresa-San Jeronimo border crossing in an effort to expand the fast-growing border region even...

Los Lunas woman arrested in fatal stabbing of man

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say they’ve arrested a woman in the stabbing death of a man in what’s being called a domestic dispute. Police Chief Roy Melnick says 45-year-old Keith Miller was found lying on the ground and bleeding from...

Jury selection wraps up in NM murder case

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After nearly three weeks of questioning dozens of potential jurors, prosecutors and defense attorneys on Thursday chose nine women and three men to hear the case of an Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing...

Man gets 40-year sentence in NM restaurant killing

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 26-year-old Salvadoran immigrant faces 40 years in prison for the accidental killing of a cook during a 2009 robbery of a Denny’s Restaurant in Albuquerque. Marvin Aguilar-Lopez was sentenced Wednesday on convictions for...

NM man with cut throat reports robbery attempt

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say a 48-year-old man’s throat was cut during what he reported as a robbery attempt at a car wash in the Valencia County community south of Albuquerque. Police say officers interviewed the man at a clinic...

Magistrate orders bond posted in NM horse slaughter case

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered the animal rights groups that won a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter to post a bond of nearly $500,000 as their legal challenge continues. U.S. Magistrate Robert Scott settled on the amount...