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Study: 1 in 4 immigrants in NM seeing wage theft

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of every four Mexican immigrant workers in New Mexico saw wages improperly withheld or not fully paid last year, according to new study released Thursday. The survey said more than 20 percent of immigrants who were legally allowed to work in the state reported being victims of wage theft. Close [&hellip...

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NM woman enters plea deal in husband’s 2011 death

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mesilla woman accused of killing her husband in 2011 has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering. Prosecutors say 45-year-old Kemberlee Guffey reached a plea deal Wednesday, two days...

NM woman enters plea deal in husband’s 2011 death

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mesilla woman accused of killing her husband in 2011 has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering. Prosecutors say 45-year-old Kemberlee Guffey reached a plea deal Wednesday, two days...

NM county has 1st confirmed West Nile case in 2013

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county has recorded its first lab-confirmed case of the West Nile virus this year. The state Department of Health says the infection of a 60-year-old man from Bernalillo County is the fourth confirmed...

Autopsy in 10-year-old’s murder case tossed in NM

August 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an autopsy won’t be allowed in the case of a 10-year-old New Mexico boy accused of killing his abusive father. Judge George Eichwald ruled Wednesday that the autopsy in the death of 42-year-old Byron...

Correction: Endangered Wolves-Livestock story

August 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 about grant funding to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock, The Associated Press misidentified the New Mexico agency that would receive federal funding. The grant will be awarded to the Department of...

Union wants state buildings tested for hazards

August 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A public employees union urged Gov. Susan Martinez’s administration on Wednesday to test state buildings near downtown Santa Fe for possible environmental contamination to determine whether it’s a source of worker health...

Former Albuquerque firefighter sentenced to prison

August 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque firefighter has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for structuring drug trafficking proceeds. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Steve Chavez also was sentenced Wednesday to three years of supervised release...

AG won’t challenge NM county’s same-sex marriages

August 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he will not challenge a move by a Dona Ana County clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses. King told reporters Wednesday at a news conference that he didn’t believe state laws...

NM revenues projected to grow by $296M next year

August 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Economic growth in New Mexico should provide $296 million in new revenue next year, potentially allowing a 5 percent spending increase on public education and other government programs, according to a financial forecast released...