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Report: NM man tried to hide drugs in deputy’s car

December 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico man arrested on drug charges tried to hide more of his loot in an unusual place while heading to jail — a deputy’s car. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/TxBzED) that the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says 31-year-old Raymond Rodarte (roh-DAR’-teh) tried to discard a bag of...

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Mescalero Apache to send members lawsuit checks

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Mescalero Apache tribe are scheduled to receive checks of $1,500 each as part of a $32.8 million windfall received through federal settlement. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TDydQa) that Tribal Council...

Feds: NM’s graduation rate among nation’s lowest

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has one of the worst four-year high school graduation rates in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/SpzOdY) that new federal numbers from 2010-2011...

Police: Los Lunas officer shot at fellow officers

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas officer has been stripped of her badge and car after police said she shot at fellow officers during a house party. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/QzUGB1) that police say Delinda Chavez was placed on administrative leave...

FBI meets with agencies on Chaves County homicides

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is meeting with a number of New Mexico law enforcement agencies about two homicides in Chaves County and the shooting of a deputy. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/YEpkfS) that the FBI...

NM habitat restoration project enters new phase

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Nov. 19, 2012, Adolfo Bustillos, left, and Eloy Aguirre, both of AJAC Enterprises Inc, continuing work on building a look out deck near a pond west of Tingley beach near Albuquerque, N.M. The work is part of the Middle Rio Grande...

NM utilities must have plans for weather crises

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico gas and electric utilities are going to be required to have plans in place for severe weather-related crises. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VbcDlQ ) says the Public Regulation Commission’s recent 5-0 vote...

NM bill legalizing marijuana lacks endorsement

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The authors behind a proposed bill to legalize marijuana possession in New Mexico plan to revise their pitch. The New Mexican (http://bit.ly/VmK5Mo) reports the New Mexico Drug Policy Alliance is not giving up on their proposal, which...

Winner of NM house race disputes residence claim

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A newly elected New Mexico state lawmaker is hitting back at claims that she does not live in district which she now represents. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Rs5eTS) reports Democrat Patricia Roybal Caballero says claims...

Woman who ran over NM police officer enters plea

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A woman accused of running over a Farmington police officer during a car chase in 2011 will receive mental-health treatment as part of a plea deal. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/Vd4Y77) reports 22-year-old Thuhang Ho pleaded no...