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Mom who buried son in NM park gets 33 years

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman accused of smothering her three-year-old son, bringing him back to life, and then smothering him to death has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said that Tiffany Toribio (toh-RIHB’-BEE’-oh) was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to a...

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Albuquerque officer reassigned after drinking call

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer has been reassigned and his police car taken away after he was spotted drinking beer at a bowling alley. Police say in a statement that a citizen reported the officer was drinking at the Silva Lanes...

Obama campaign opens third office in NM

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Obama campaign has opened a third office in New Mexico. Volunteers, supporters, state lawmakers and Democratic Party officials from southern New Mexico were on hand Sunday to open the office in Las Cruces. The campaign says the...

Santa Fe mom accused of cutting kids throats

March 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe say a 39-year-old woman slashed the throats of her two young sons with a razor knife but they weren’t seriously hurt. Sherry Kay Resser was booked on two counts of attempted murder after driving her children to...

Former NM House member arrested on DWI charge

March 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former member of the New Mexico House of Representatives has been arrested by police in Albuquerque on suspicion of drunken driving. An officer stopped 44-year-old Greg Payne late Saturday for not using his turn signal and making...

The Daily Times ,Farmington ,New Mexico

March 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Emma Cillessen’s parents don’t speak any Spanish, but they thought it might be a good idea to have their children take the bilingual Spanish class at Ladera del Norte Elementary School. “My parents wanted me to take...

So. NM corrections officer on leave for DWI arrest

March 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police have arrested a state corrections officer on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The arrest early Saturday was announced by the New Mexico Correction Department, which said it has placed Maria Calzada on...

Gov wants capital outlay reforms, threatens vetoes

March 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez wants the Legislature to revamp how New Mexico allocates hundreds of millions of dollars for capital improvements and the first-term governor threatens to veto projects, some of which she says are little...

Espanola city manager on the job despite charges

March 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city manager of Espanola will keep his job while he faces felony charges for allegedly accepting bribes from an asphalt company while working as Santa Fe County’s public works director. James Lujan, another former city...

Missing Farmington convention money reaches $400K

March 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Auditors sifting through records at the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau have identified at least $400,000 they believe was embezzled by the former executive director of the agency. Debbie Dusenbery committed suicide in...