MENU

NM man gets prison for assaulting a police officer

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for assaulting a tribal police officer with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors say a federal judge in Santa Fe on Wednesday gave 52-year-old Warren R. Dooley of Pinehill a 51-month prison term. He will be on supervised [&hellip...

Read More

Aviation leaders say NM not meeting potential

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has huge potential for developing aerospace and aviation industries because of its weather and wide open air space. But industry leaders say it also has many hurdles to overcome, including high taxes and a reputation as a...

NM prison officials expand inmate audit to 2006

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State prison officials are combing through 25,000 inmate files going back to 2006 for an audit on mistaken early releases. Department of Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel says that officials decided to expand an audit of inmate...

Commission OKs ambulance rate hike in Dona Ana Co

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — State regulators are allowing the ambulance company that serves Dona Ana County to raise rates by nearly 20 percent. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission approved the average 18.8 percent rate increase for American Medical...

Santa Fe’s mayor touts new flights to Denver

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe’s mayor says a regional airline’s plans to resume direct flights to Denver it halted in 2007 will be a big benefit to the city. Mayor David Coss said in his annual “state of the city” speech that Great...

NM educational pension fund hits nearly $10B

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s educational pension program reports strong investment returns during the past year and the fund’s finances reached a historical high. The Educational Retirement Board said the pension fund had assets valued at...

Group blasts feds over redacted wolf documents

October 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists on Tuesday accused federal wildlife managers of keeping secret some of the details behind decisions that led to the capture of a female Mexican gray wolf whose pack was blamed for several cattle killings in...

Ex-teacher in NM pleads guilty in child porn case

October 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a retired teacher in New Mexico has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Under a plea agreement announced Tuesday, prosecutors say 75-year-old Joseph F. Zinkiewicz will be sentenced to 10 years...

Albuquerque voters to decide minimum wage proposal

October 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal appearing on the November ballot aims to raise the minimum wage in Albuquerque by a dollar and establish automatic increases in the future to keep up with inflation. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Vz4IoZ)...

Santa Fe New Mexican to sell downtown building

October 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe New Mexican is selling its downtown office building and moving employees to its printing facility on the edge of town. The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/POqxy8) that Santa Fe New Mexican owner Robin Martin announced...