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Southeast NM school district under fire

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Reserve Superintendent Christina Rigtrup is under fire after state documents shows that her small southeastern New Mexico school district has suffered from unsupervised classrooms and unlicensed personnel. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/yzznAu) that state documents accused Rigtrup of showing up for work sporadically and forcing other...

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Kidnapping suspects flee after Las Cruces standoff

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities are looking for two men following a barricade situation in Las Cruces. KFOX-TV in El Paso and the Las Cruces-Sun News reports the Monday evening standoff inside a Las Cruces home ended after a few hours....

Albuquerque PD investigating dead body

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police detectives are investigating the discovery of dead body in a northeast area of the city. Police have not indicated if the death is a homicide, but the violent crimes unit was called to the scene near Pennsylvania...

Fired Albuquerque officer in Levi case may return

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fired Albuquerque officer accused of lying about his involvement in a case with a fellow officer charged with murdering his wife may be getting his job back. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ADBDhv) that a hearing...

Cellphone video catches Albuquerque police beating

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have launched an internal investigation after a video seen on YouTube shows an officer punching a detainee. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/A51xuF ) that officials said they still have to look at lapel camera...

Rail cars go off the tracks in Clovis

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Ten rail cars rolled off the tracks at the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway’s Clovis yard. A spokesman for BNSF tells the Clovis News Journal (http://bit.ly/wZzvxS ) there were no injuries or spills reported. The derailment...

NM man arrested in estranged wife’s 1987 death

February 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife in Albuquerque almost 25 years ago. Albuquerque police say Ronald A. Brewington was taken into custody Monday in the San Francisco...

Senate endorses bill on sexual abuse lawsuits

February 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Victims of childhood sexual abuse in New Mexico may have more time to bring a civil lawsuit under legislation approved by the Senate. The measure extends the statute of limitations for a damage lawsuit against an alleged abuser until...

NM regulators repeal carbon cap and trade rules

February 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s participation in a regional cap and trade program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions became more unlikely Monday with a unanimous vote by state regulators. The decision by the Environmental Improvement...

Senate OKs bill for more contractor disclosure

February 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Information about the employees of government contractors will become available to the public through a government web site under a proposal that has passed the Senate. The legislation will require New Mexico’s “sunshine...