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State audit of border town to take 3-4 weeks

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It will take three to four weeks to complete an audit of a troubled New Mexico border town and determine whether the state should take the unprecedented step of overseeing the financial management of the community, state officials said Monday. Gov. Susana Martinez and State Auditor Hector Balderas made the [&hellip...

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ABQ police fatally shoot man

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have shot and killed a man in northeast Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Gzs2KZ ) police are investigating the shooting of a man identified as Daniel Tillison, also known as Oreo. Police...

NM police make 38 DWI arrests over holiday weekend

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they arrested more than three dozen people on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Lt. Robert McDonald says there were 38 arrests in...

Police: Puppy taken from NM 4-year-old returned

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A puppy stolen from a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl has been returned to her. Albuquerque police say two women snatched a poodle out of a girl’s arms Tuesday in front of her house. Olivia Lippert says the women took the puppy...

Eddy County appoints warden

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The acting warden of the Eddy County Detention Center has accepted the jail’s top position. Shawn Funk began his new duties Monday. County Manager Allen Sartin says he made the decision after conducting a thorough recruitment...

38 suspected DWI offenders nabbed by state police

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they arrested 38 suspected DWI offenders over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Officers conducted 15 DWI sobriety checkpoints throughout the state. Authorities say that drivers who appear to be impaired...

Curry County commissioners making less than others

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Curry County lawmakers make less money than commissioners in at least two similar-size New Mexico counties. But they make far more than commissioners in Roosevelt County and the city of Clovis. The Clovis News Journal...

Santa Fe officials looking into meter embezzlement

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe authorities think thousands of dollars has been stolen from city parking meters and still no charges have been filed. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/xe4AIx ) reports no one will say publicly how much money they...

Police: Albuquerque man faces 10th DWI arrest

March 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man faces his 10th DWI arrest after police found him asleep behind the wheel. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/FPMqC2) that New Mexico State Police found Wayne Yazza in his vehicle this week on the Interstate 40 shoulder...

Elections bring major facelift in NM Legislature

March 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature is poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades as near record numbers of House and Senate members have decided to retire or seek another office. All 112 seats in the Legislature are up for election...