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2 Santa Fe residents convicted for pot trafficking

July 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two residents of Santa Fe have been convicted by a federal jury on marijuana trafficking charges. Jurors in Las Cruces on Monday deliberated for less than five hours Monday before returning guilty verdicts against 44-year-old Francisca Lidia Cisneros and 35-year-old Frank Thomas Vigil. The two were arrested on Jan. 27 [&hellip...

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NM man pleads guilty in girlfriend's axe death

July 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Pinedale man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend on the Navajo Nation. Federal prosecutors say 37-year-old Mac Arthur Cooke entered a plea agreement Monday. Under the terms of...

EPA grants stay in NM emissions case

July 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday gave New Mexico officials, the state’s largest electricity provider and others more time to sort out a solution for curbing haze-causing pollution at a coal-fired power plant...

Gov. touts success of expanded Katie's law

July 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez stood with the family of Katie Sepich on Monday to tout the success of a DNA testing law that bears the slain college student’s name, saying last year’s expansion of Katie’s Law is putting more...

NM court allows child support to emancipated minor

July 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Teenagers younger than 18 who are living on their own can be entitled to receive child support from a parent even after they are legally freed them from their parents’ control, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Monday. The...

NM 371 is next of state's improvement list

July 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A two-lane state highway that runs through San Juan County and is criticized for having uneven pavement and roadway dips that create safety hazards is next on New Mexico’s list for improvements. The Farmington Daily Times...

PNM's renewable energy plan supported by groups

July 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico’s new renewable energy procurement plan for 2013 is drawing general support from environmentalists and solar industry leaders. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/N44Hm1) that...

NM offers mobile app for road information

July 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a new mobile application allows travelers to use their smartphones to obtain information about New Mexico road conditions. The Department of Transportation says the app can help motorists learn about highway...

NMHU seeking about $5M more for student center

July 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Highlands University officials are scrambling to come up with an extra $5 million they’ll need to complete the problem-plagued student center building. And the Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/Ld9gwT) that at...

Police: NM deputy stole panties while on duty

July 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

MORA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police says a Mora County Sheriff’s deputy has admitted of stealing a pair of women’s panties from a home while on duty. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/LcDRum) that Deputy Mathew Borrego admitted to stealing...