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Football group’s leader removed after porn arrest

January 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president-elect of the New Mexico Young America Football League was removed from his position after he and his wife were arrested on a child pornography charge. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VVUpal) that the league’s incoming president, 42-year-old Frederick Gonzales, and his wife, 36-year-old Carey...

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Bernalillo County gets gurney for obese patients

January 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue Department is buying three gurneys capable of handling as much as 1,600 pounds to care for obese patients. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UUJIZN) that county officials say these...

Ex-Sunland Park mayor-elect slated to go to trial

January 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico border town mayoral candidate accused of extortion by secretly recording an opponent receiving a lap dance is scheduled to go to trial. But an attorney for former mayor-elect Daniel Salinas told KVIA-TV...

‘Bitter cold’ front from Canada strikes New Mexico

January 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bitter cold front made its way through New Mexico Saturday and was expected to drop temperatures below zero in several parts of the state. Portions of central New Mexico and the state’s Bootheel, as well as the town of...

More than 1,500 fugitives sought in NM

January 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Daniel Golden Jr. is an ex-convict who was hanging out at a birthday party in August when he suddenly became belligerent after someone changed the music. Authorities say he grabbed a 9mm handgun and fired several shots in the air...

More than 120 Navajo officials take oaths

January 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — More than 120 elected officials from local Northern Navajo Agency chapters have taken their oaths. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/UH8Vlb) that the officials, most from the, northeastern-most of the five agencies of...

Outgoing GOP senator to oversee NM election dept.

January 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Departing state Sen. Rod Adair has been hired to head a state department that oversees elections. Secretary of State Dianna Duran told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/10o63Bv) on Friday that the conservative Roswell Republican...

Governor appoints Santa Fe lawyer to judgeship

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a Santa Fe lawyer to a vacant district court judgeship. Martinez announced Friday that Francis Joseph Mathew will replace Barbara Vigil on the 1st Judicial District Court. Vigil was elected to the...

Snow, strong winds bring NM closures, bad roads

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Snow and strong winds struck parts of New Mexico on Friday, creating blizzard-like conditions in some areas and forcing schools to close. Many parts of the state remained under a high wind warning much of Friday as difficult driving...

NM couple is arrested in child pornography case

January 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a youth football president and his wife are accused of manufacturing and distributing child pornography. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests Friday of 42-year-old Fredrick...