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Status of NM mayor questioned after police action

April 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The status of newly appointed Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea has been called into question because of a possible violation of the state’s open meetings act. Perea was appointed by the city council last Wednesday during a meeting at the senior center. But police reportedly blocked some people from entering [&hellip...

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Flora Vista man convicted in child's death in 2007

April 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Flora Vista man accused of beating and stomping to death a 17-month-old girl was found guilty of an abuse charge that carries an automatic life sentence. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Iel9LN ) that a jury found...

Avionics supplier to locate HQs in Albuquerque

April 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An avionics supplier has picked Albuquerque as the location for its new headquarters. Bendix/King’s decision to locate its headquarters in New Mexico is expected to create up to 100 new jobs by the end of this year and add...

Albuquerque Journal ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

April 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police commander is under fire after he sent an email to neighborhood leaders blaming two dozen officer-involved shootings on bad parenting, schools and the news media. Foothills Area Commander Cliff Saylor’s...

Army cutworm moths invade NM

April 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is being invaded — by moths. The army cutworm moths that descend every year have arrived in levels not seen since 2003, swarming homes and bike trails, even disrupting operations at the Apache Point Observatory outside...

President of Sandia labs earns $1.3 million

April 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president of Sandia National Laboratories earned $1.3 million in total compensation this year. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Iekfik ) that one quarter of the salary for Paul Hommert, president of the labs, comes...

Vado man jailed after alleged attack with machete

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Vado man wanted following an alleged attack with a machete has turned himself in to Dona Ana County Sheriff’s investigators. Authorities say 30-year-old Jose Guadalupe Mendoza was taken to the county Detention Center on...

Martinez faces heat for helping in GOP senate race

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is drawing heat from a few Republicans for throwing her might and her political action committee’s money in a contested GOP primary for a state senate seat in eastern New Mexico. The Las Cruces Sun-News...

Martinez taps new NM Homeland Security Secretary

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a retired Air Force colonel as state’s next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Martinez made the announcement Monday on the appointment of Greg Myers, who...

UNM holding marathon 'Bless Me, Ultima' reading

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Mexican-American novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” with a reading marathon. The Daily Lobo reports (http://bit.ly/IaBxNd) that the novel’s...