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2 linked to immigrant smuggling

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Two men, including an active member of the U.S. Army, have been linked to a “transnational criminal organization” involved in smuggling immigrants through New Mexico, according to federal court documents. A criminal complaint recently filed in U.S. District Court said Carlos Vives Feliciano and Albuquerque resident Gerald Espinoza...

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NM GOP seeks to block gay marriage

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE (AP) — A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the past week. The lawsuit targets one southern New Mexico...

AIANTA hosts annual conference in Tulsa, Okla

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE—The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association proudly presents the 15th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference “Tourism: The Economic Engine for Indian Country” hosted by the Cherokee Nation at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...

Donations sought in Farmington embezzlement case

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau has moved to recoup some of the nearly $500,000 it lost in an embezzlement case by asking for donations from people who may have benefited from the scheme. Police have accused former...

Former CPA in Clovis is indicted for embezzlement

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The former treasurer for the New Mexico Cattle Growers Foundation is accused of embezzling about $296,000 from the organization. Authorities said Friday that a Curry County grand jury indicted 54-year-old Charles W. Fleming on 20 charges...

NM starts campaign to encourage water conservation

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top water official and the state Environment Department are launching a water-saving campaign. State officials announced the campaign Friday, unveiling a list of ways residents can use less water as the state deals...

Albuquerque police say homeowner shot intruder

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a suspected burglar who was shot and wounded by a homeowner is expected to survive. Police say 34-year-old Glenn Bransford entered the home Thursday through a back door, waking the sleeping homeowner who first...

2 men linked to immigrant smuggling ring, used NM

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men, including an active member of the U.S. Army, have been linked to a “transnational criminal organization” involved in smuggling immigrants through New Mexico, according to federal court documents. A criminal...

Complaint: Son admits to dismembering NM dad, 88

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The son of an 88-year-old New Mexico man has admitted to killing his father and dismembering the body on the floor of his bedroom with an electric tree trimming chain saw, authorities said. Carlsbad police said Steven Michael...

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Feds green light state regulation of marijuana

August 29, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo Rachel Schaefer, of Denver, smokes marijuana Dec. 31, on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, in Denver.   WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said...