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Estancia woman suspected of killing husband

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — An Estancia woman suspected of fatally stabbing her husband has been arrested. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety says 48-year-old Kimberly Peterson was booked at the Torrance County Detention Facility on suspicion of murder. Authorities say 43-year-old Stephen Peterson was found lying on his kitchen floor with multiple stab...

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Applicants to medical pot program rarely rejected

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People applying to become part of New Mexico’s 6-year-old medical marijuana program are seldom rejected. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/19krLLf) that of the 12,977 applications submitted to the New Mexico...

NM jury awards damages to former state worker

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a former state worker damages after finding she had been wrongfully fired from her job at the Department of Health’s AIDS Services Program. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/18kGq4l) the jury found the...

Senators push Vilsack for emergency food funding

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of New Mexican families worried about where their next meal will come from is growing as the economy sputters along and food banks try to cobble together what donations they can. But keeping shelves stocked may be more...

Review: Movies make for lackluster investments

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The state’s investment officer says movies have been a lackluster investment for New Mexico. Steven Moise appeared Friday before a legislative interim committee to provide an overview of the investment council’s history...

Intel misses hiring benchmarks in NM

August 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Intel Corp. will have to spend $100,000 on school-to-work programs after missing hiring benchmarks set for its plant in New Mexico. This marks the third time in five years the computer chip manufacturer has failed to ensure that 60...

Officials: Santa Fe police shoot man in stolen car

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old New Mexico man is recovering after he was shot by Santa Fe police during a stolen vehicle investigation. Officials said Roberto Mendez was shot by officers late Thursday in a parking lot. According to...

US Attorney Gonzales resigns, takes judicial oath

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ken Gonzales on Friday became New Mexico’s newest federal judge, ending a 14-year career as a federal prosecutor that included the creation of several programs aimed at fighting high rates of crime and violence in Indian...

Trial in NM doctor’s death to be held in Gallup

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The trial for a man charged with killing a Farmington doctor with a pool cue will be held in Gallup. A judge granted defense attorneys’ motion for a change of venue Thursday. Prosecutors wanted to try the case in Aztec. The...

Martinez, Mexico officials unveil border plan

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and officials from Mexico announced Friday the creation of a 70,000-acre, master-planned community around the Santa Teresa-San Jeronimo border crossing in an effort to expand the fast-growing border region even...