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NM guard soldiers come under attack in Egypt

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico National Guard soldiers are serving alongside other U.S. and coalition military troops trying to quell the violence in northern Egypt. Fury over an anti-Islam film in the Internet has led to clashes in the Sinai peninsula despite an appeal for calm from Egypt’s Islamist [&hellip...

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NM residents cry foul over forest travel decision

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state senator and a coalition of rural residents from northern New Mexico are fighting a decision by the Santa Fe National Forest to allow four-wheelers and other backcountry vehicles on Glorieta Mesa, an area where Hispanics have...

Albuquerque startup adds electric jolt to bikes

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Clint Wilsey rides his patent pending commuter bike that can go 45 mph and up to 30 miles on a single charge, in Old Town Thursday Aug. 30, 2012. Albuquerque, New Mexico. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto E. Rosales) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Clint...

Poll: Many NM voters back Medicaid expansion

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than half of New Mexico voters surveyed in a statewide poll support expansion of the state’s Medicaid rolls to cover 170,000 low-income residents, according to the survey commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal. The poll...

1 of 4 suspects in Las Cruces shooting guilty

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A young Las Cruces man charged in the shooting death of a Vietnam veteran during what prosecutors say was a botched attempt at revenge has pleaded guilty. Aaron Valdivia pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and three other charges...

Ruidoso council declares water emergency

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Residents of the village of Ruidoso face emergency water restrictions because of the ongoing drought and the effects of a forest fire that prevented reservoirs from being refilled. The Ruidoso Village Council voted to impose...

$10K raised for public defender ballot measure

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Criminal defense lawyers are helping to finance a campaign for a ballot proposal to make the New Mexico Public Defender Department an independent state agency. A campaign finance report shows the National Association of Criminal...

BIA employee is among 2 drivers killed in NM crash

September 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bureau of Indian Affairs employee is among two people killed in a fiery head-on crash in northwestern New Mexico. The FBI and Navajo Nation police are investigating the collision that happened about 10 p.m. Wednesday on State...

NM eyes reform as some inmates released in error

September 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Christopher Blattner should have been behind bars. Instead, police say, he was behind a gun, firing at officers during a nine-hour SWAT standoff at his Albuquerque home last month. Mistakenly released in February, three years earlier...

Fatal shooting at NM party believed to be homicide

September 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a parent at a foreign exchange student party in Albuquerque two months ago now is being investigated as a homicide. The death of 37-year-old Marc Herrera in July was initially believed to have been a suicide....