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Trial starts on NM congressional redistricting

December 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The political tilt of New Mexico’s three congressional districts will be influenced for the rest of the decade by the outcome of a trial that started Monday. It will be up to state District Judge James Hall to decide how to revise congressional district boundaries. Democrats currently hold two of [&hellip...

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NM storm shuts I-40, schools as snow blankets area

December 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A severe winter blast struck most of New Mexico on Monday, closing hundreds of schools and shutting down a major highway from Albuquerque to Gallup that forced motorists to seek emergency shelter. The storm was the third to hit the...

UNM names 5 finalists for president

December 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents Monday named five finalists to succeed President David Schmidly, who is stepping down in June. The finalists are Douglas Baker, provost and executive vice president of the University of...

NM panel reconsiders greenhouse gas rule

December 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Winter weather has stalled the latest hearing on whether New Mexico should uphold regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions around the state. The state Environmental Improvement Board began taking testimony Monday in Santa...

Weather delays lighting of NM Christmas tree

December 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Snow, wind and freezing temperatures have delayed the lighting of New Mexico’s state Christmas tree. Gov. Susana Martinez was set to light the tree during a ceremony in Santa Fe on Monday evening. Officials decided to postpone...

2 people found dead near Old Town area

December 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have arrested a suspect in a double killing over the weekend in Old Town. Police say 31-year-old Carlos Carrillo has been charged with two open counts of murder in the shooting of a couple found dead Sunday...

Weather delays arraignment for Ex-NM officer

December 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Winter weather has delayed the arraignment of a former Albuquerque police officer indicted on charges related to his alleged involvement with a prostitution ring. Matt Kindle was slated to face a judge Monday in a Bernalillo County...

Brazile wraps up record 9th all-around title

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trevor Brazile wrapped up his record ninth all-around championship Sunday during the fourth round of the National Finals Rodeo. Brazile, from Decatur, Texas, has earned $305,582 this season, $167,808 more than second-place Shane Proctor of...

Southern Miss defeats New Mexico State 74-66

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Angelo Johnson scored 17 points and Southern Miss defeated New Mexico State 74-66 on Sunday. The Golden Eagles (5-2) forced 13 of New Mexico State’s 19 turnovers in the first half and led 40-26 at intermission. The Aggies...

3rd winter storm headed into New Mexico

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The third in a series of storms is expected to move in to New Mexico Sunday night and into Monday and will be much colder than two storms that dropped snow across northern and eastern parts of the state in recent days. Wind gusts in...