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Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers leader arrested

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chairman of Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving after he was involved in a minor traffic accident. Authorities tell the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1e3ro4h) that 35-year-old Pat Davis was arrested early Saturday after his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle and he...

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NM used car dealer fights forfeiture claim by feds

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque used car dealer who is fighting the federal government’s seizure of $841,000 from his business and personal bank accounts claims he’s being singled out by federal authorities because he’s a...

Degree comes as a surprise to some CNM students

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Emily Sarvis missed what would have been her first graduation. Because she didn’t know she was graduating. Central New Mexico Community College gave her two associate degrees, in liberal arts and in general studies, along with...

Juror: 2nd thoughts of NM-ex-officer’s acquittal

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A juror in the trial of a former Albuquerque police officer acquitted of killing his wife said Friday that is having second thoughts about the panel’s decision. Fred Trujillo told the Albuquerque Journal...

NM ex-mortuary worker in massive embezzlement case

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Court document show that a former employee of a Las Vegas, N.M. mortuary has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 from the company in a massive embezzlement scheme that went undetected for years. The Las Vegas Optic reports...

Manager: Portales aquifer depleting rapidly

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The Ute Water Project program manager is warning that the Portales aquifer is depleting rapidly and its saturated thickness could be depleted within a decade. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/16kAAyd) that Paul Van...

NM auctioning unclaimed property, gold coins

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A live auction is set to sell off unclaimed property in New Mexico. The auction Saturday in Albuquerque will feature nearly 800 lots, including more than 220 U.S. and foreign gold coins, nearly 1,900 U.S. silver dollars and a number...

Gov. Martinez to help mark LANL’s 70th anniversary

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is slated to help mark the 70th anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Martinez is scheduled Saturday to attend a special event at Los Alamos High School to celebrate the anniversary with lab employees,...

Agency shifts $7M for behavioral health shakeup

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Human Services Department is shifting $7.5 million within its budget to cover start-up costs of Arizona companies that will take over for New Mexico behavioral health providers under investigation for potential fraud. Matt...

Groups ask NM governor to consider bear proposal

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmentalists and wildlife advocates is asking Gov. Susana Martinez to direct the state Game and Fish Department to consider feeding bears in the Sandia Mountains to keep them away from people. The Rio Grande...