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NM murder suspect fired from city job for stealing

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man arrested for the shooting death of a state representative’s son was fired by the city earlier this year for stealing cash. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/TmKaie) that Jesse Chavez was fired in February following a probe into “cash handling discrepancies” as a parking attendant. Human Resources...

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Police: 2-year-old NM boy ingested cocaine

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police are investigating how a 2-year-old boy was able to consume cocaine at his grandparents’ house. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/XCFXpd) that boy was rushed late Thursday to Christus St. Vincent...

Ex-official suing NM school district over religion

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A former assistant superintendent is suing a school district in the Four Corners for religious discrimination. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/T4mzfK) that former Assistant Superintendent Sharon Jensen recently...

Santa Fe Forest officials keeping tabs on burn

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe National Forest officials say fire managers will be keeping tabs on a major prescribed burn in the Jemez Ranger District but won’t be starting any additional burning over the weekend. Fire managers on Friday finished...

Albuquerque, balloon festival agreement announced

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta officials say the City Council and the festival’s board will be asked to consider a new 15-year agreement for staging the event at a city park. The preliminary...

Early voting to expand in New Mexico

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early voting expands on Saturday as more polling locations open across New Mexico. People have been able to vote at county clerks’ offices and with absentee ballots since Oct. 9. Early voting begins Saturday at alternate polling...

NM shooting range cancels coyote killing contest

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A shooting range and gun store has canceled a two-day contest to see who can kill the most coyotes in New Mexico. Will Hogsett, general manager of Calibers Shooters Sports Centers in Albuquerque, said Friday that the range just got...

New Mexico girl victim of tainted peanut butter

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state that produced the peanut butter at the center of a growing national recall on Friday said it has identified its first victim of the salmonella outbreak, a 5-year-old girl from the eastern New Mexico county where the...

Former Bernalillo County sheriff’s assistant sues

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former administrative assistant for Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said Thursday the sheriff typically created a hostile workplace for women. Deborah Garcia provided a copy of her complaint to the state Human Rights Bureau...

Santa Fe sees revenue from DWI forfeitures law

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe ordinance forcing drunk drivers to give up their vehicles has given the city a bump in revenue. City Attorney Alfred Walker told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/S8cSAx) on Thursday the DWI Forfeiture Ordinance has...