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Ex-Curry County jail official reaches settlement

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A former Curry County jail administrator has been allowed to resign and has been awarded nearly $70, 000 under a new settlement. The Clovis New Journal reports (http://bit.ly/zzNy5j) that new court records showed that Lois Bean was awarded $69,500 and undisclosed attorney fees according to an agreement reached. Her employment records...

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Evidence thrown out in New Mexico rape case

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has tossed evidence in a case in which a man was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a motel in May 2008. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/xNwdnB) that this is the second major defeat for prosecutors in the...

NM community college wins nearly $148,000 grant

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A foundation for Central New Mexico Community College has won a nearly $148,000 grant that will be used to teach students about financial stability. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ywET1o) that the grant from the...

Retired NM attorney gets probation in assault case

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A retired New Mexico attorney has been sentenced to probation for assaulting a newspaper reporter last year. Federal prosecutors say 75-year-old Marjorie Reese Stewart was given a year’s probation plus a $250 fine and 10 hours...

Union votes 'no confidence' in NM sheriff

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County deputies say they have no confidence in Sheriff Dan Houston. Ballots were counted earlier Thursday during a union meeting. KOB-TV says the union and sheriff have been at odds since Houston made changes to hiring...

NM judge to resign after failing alcohol test

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — State District Judge John Pope will resign next week after failing a recent random alcohol test. Pope has served as a judge in New Mexico’s 13th Judicial District for 25 years. His attorney tells Albuquerque television station...

Gov. Martinez in Las Vegas for sports, politics

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is mixing politics and sports. The governor traveled to Nevada for conference tournament basketball games in Las Vegas involving New Mexico teams. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey says the...

NM Tea Party activist says he was attacked, bitten

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Tea Party protester says he was struck by campaign signs and bitten during a scuffle with supporters of a Rio Rancho city council candidate. David Robinson said Wednesday that supporters of Councilman Michael Williams...

Alamogordo lawyer sent to jail in trespassing case

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo attorney has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after entering pleas to four crimes in connection with what a special prosecutor called a home invasion disguised as legal process. Sixty-year-old Raymond Van Arnam was...

2 dogs attack man in Santa Teresa

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Teresa man has been hospitalized after he was attacked by two dogs. Dona Ana County authorities say the 57-year-old man was out walking Wednesday morning when he was mauled by two pit bulls. An animal control officer tells...