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Michelle Obama wraps up campaign swing in NM

May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up a two-day, four-state campaign swing in New Mexico Tuesday, visiting servicemen and women and speaking at a private fundraiser. The first lady landed at Kirtland Air Force Base just before 2 p.m. and was greeted by about three dozen airmen and women and their families. [&hellip...

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Las Cruces to cut off utilities for unpaid fines

May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — State regulators lack jurisdiction to halt controversial plans by Las Cruces to collect $2 million in delinquent red-light camera fines by shutting off the utilities of motorists who have racked up the penalties. The city began...

NM releases rape prevention video for inmates

May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have released a new video aimed at helping prisoners avoid being raped or sexually assaulted while incarcerated. The New Mexico Corrections Department announced that all current and incoming inmates will be...

NM man accused in 2 killings fit to stand trial

May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has deemed a 54-year-old man mentally fit to stand trial on charges that he fatally shot two people in January over a late rent payment. Arthur Anaya is charged with fatally shooting 16-year-old Austin Urban and 51-year-old...

Judge denies release for NM man in radar shooting

May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge denied a request to release from jail a Santa Fe man who is accused of shooting up a parked speed-enforcement SUV so that he can seek medical and mental health evaluations. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

Bond reduced for former Sunland Park official

May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge has lowered the bond for a former Sunland Park official who faces fraud, kickback and bribery charges. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/JL55Cr) that District Judge Jacinto Palomino reduced Sunland Park’s...

Board to seek deal to furnish Santa Fe courthouse

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Board of Finance expressed reluctance on Monday to provide a requested $1 million to furnish a new district courthouse in Santa Fe and will try to negotiate to have Santa Fe County pay at least part of the costs. The board...

PNM files renewable energy plan with regulators

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility has proposed adding more renewable energy to its portfolio over the next two years, but the changes could lead to higher electric bills for customers. Public Service Company of New Mexico...

Roswell teen accused of stabbing his stepfather

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police say a 13-year-old boy is in custody for allegedly stabbing his stepfather because he didn’t want to go to school. They say the incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Monday inside a mobile home on West Linda Vista....

Court upholds ruling to keep candidate off ballot

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that a state legislative candidate is ineligible to run for the post held by state Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/IDSa38) that...