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Public’s help sought in El Rancho family killings

December 1, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a couple found dead inside their El Rancho home last summer is hoping that law enforcement will make an arrest in the case soon. “It just hurts so much,” said Cherie Ortiz-Rios, whose parents Lloyd and Dixie Ortiz and her brother, Steven, were found murdered last summer. She [&hellip...

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For 2 centuries, miracles sought at NM’s Chimayo

December 1, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

This Nov. 13, 2011 photo shows El Santuario de Chimayo outside of Espanola, N.M. For two centuries, Hispanic and Native American pilgrims have sought help from El Santuario de Chimayo, a National Historic Landmark. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras) CHIMAYO, N.M....

Ex-optometrist pleads guilty in NM firearms case

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A retired Albuquerque optometrist has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing firearms and ammunition. Federal prosecutors say 61-year-old Phillip Simmons entered into a plea deal Tuesday. He’ll be sentenced to a minimum...

GOP can access email of legislative consultant

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawyers for Gov. Susana Martinez and other Republicans can obtain email, notes and other correspondence between lawmakers and a demographer hired by the Legislature to help with redistricting, a New Mexico district court judge ruled...

Jury selection next month in gun trafficking case

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The lone holdout in a border town gun smuggling ring has declined to join her husband and 11 others in plea deals and will go to trial next month on federal firearms trafficking charges, her attorney said Tuesday. Jury selection is...

Court to hear appeal of nuke lab suit

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has agreed to consider a watchdog group’s lawsuit to halt construction of a new $6 billion plutonium lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Tuesday agreed to...

Convicted felon arrested by border agents in NM

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican man who’s a convicted felon has been arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Agents from the Alamogordo station assisted the Lincoln County Adult Probation Office in Ruidoso in identifying 36-year-old Jesus...

NM among 13 states to get fed health care grant

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that New Mexico has been awarded a $34.2 million grant to help the state carry out President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Federal officials said Tuesday that New Mexico was one of 13...

Company plans to increase deep well pumping

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico company notified the state it intends to double the amount of water it can pump from 20 proposed deep aquifer wells on a Sandoval County ranch and use the water in Bernalillo and Cibola counties. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

Sheehan: New Mass translation went smoothly in NM

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Catholic Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe says the new Roman Missal translation went smoothly across New Mexico parishes, although he said some priests still need time to adjust. Sheehan said Tuesday that parishioners seemed to...