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Adult film festival may return to Albuquerque

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Pornotopia may be returning to Albuquerque under legislation proposed by an Albuquerque lawmaker. The proposal would exempt annual film festivals from the city’s zoning code’s special restrictions on “adult amusement,” which limit where such films can be shown. Councilor Rey Garduno tells the...

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Fort Sill Apaches win reservation in New Mexico

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 125 years after the surrender of renowned Apache leader Geronimo scattered tribal members across the Southwest, the Fort Sill Apache have won the right to establish a reservation on homelands in southern New Mexico....

State eyes PNM decision to shutter payment centers

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have initiated an investigation into a recent decision by the state’s largest electricity provider to close its remaining walk-in payment centers around the state. The Public Regulation Commission, in an...

Man sentenced in Albuquerque girl’s death

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The accused killer of an 11-year-old Albuquerque girl has been sentenced to 59 years in prison. Israel Diaz pleaded guilty last month to residential burglary and no contest to felony murder, criminal sexual penetration and...

Man faces charges for allegedly shooting stepson

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An Anthony, N.M., man has been indicted for allegedly shooting his stepson in the face during an argument over a family debt involving a dog and a video game console. Court documents show 50-year-old Grover Cecil Herring allegedly...

NM rancher takes pride in properly raised turkeys

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

A flock of turkeys are seen in the sun at Talus Wind Ranch near Galisteo, N.M., Saturday Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At Talus Wind Ranch in Galisteo, the turkeys are a work of art. Their feathers give...

Suspected fraud investigated at NMSU

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has launched an investigation of an employee for allegedly defrauding the university of more than $25,000 in false reimbursements. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/uQ1QrE ) reports the school’s...

Racial tensions postpone assembly at NM school

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Racial tensions on campus led to cancellation of an assembly meant to celebrate cultural diversity at Albuquerque’s Highland High School. The cultural celebration was schedule to happen Tuesday at Highland. KOB-TV...

Former PRC commissioner out of a New Mexico jail

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is out of a New Mexico jail again. Block was released from the Santa Fe County Jail early Tuesday after spending eight days behind bars for violating Drug Court rules. The...

GOP, some Democrats eye redistricting compromise

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez along with some Democrats and minority voters are working on a possible compromise on a congressional redistricting proposal to offer to a state district court that will determine district boundaries for...