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SF police: Argument led to senior center killing

November 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say two people arrested in connection with a senior center resident’s death lived with the man and argued with him before he was fatally assaulted. Police Capt. Aric Wheeler says 30-year-old Jeannie Sandoval of Santa Fe and 26-year-old Anthony Yepez were living with George Ortiz when they [&hellip...

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Cell phone ban for NM state vehicles considered

November 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are considering an outright ban on the use of cell phones in state vehicles. The proposal is among nearly 50 changes that the General Services Department is considering implementing for state-owned vehicle use....

WNMU ‘Chicano music’ project eyes more artists

November 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A Western New Mexico University project aimed at producing a documentary on Chicano music in Grant County is still looking for forgotten artists. The project announced earlier this month that organizers with the Grant County Chicano...

Tribal leaders push for big Indian voter turnout

November 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 26, 2012, photo, Laurie Weahkee, executive director of the Native American Voters Alliance, talks to a group of Native American voters outside an early voting center in Albuquerque, N.M. NAVA, the National Congress of American Indians and other...

Woman, son are killed in Las Cruces highway crash

November 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her teenage son are dead after a crash on U.S. Highway 70 in Las Cruces. City police identify the victims as 35-year-old Marcia K. Parra and 15-year-old Keian Padilla. The two were pronounced dead at the...

Court affirms dismissal of cockfighting lawsuit

November 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled against Dona Ana County residents who sued for alleged civil rights violations over the enforcement of New Mexico’s law banning cockfighting. A three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S....

GOP super PACs target NM

November 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After being all but ignored by the national Republican Party, two key GOP super PACs are making a last minute push into New Mexico. Restore our Future is buying time to bolster Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s...

Oklahoma man shot by Albuquerque police sues city

November 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mentally disabled Oklahoma man who was shot by Albuquerque police after becoming upset over a bus ticket is suing the city. Attorneys for Chandler Barr recently filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque...

NM boy’s family files suit over stun gun incident

November 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a 10-year-old boy who allegedly was Tased by a New Mexico motor transportation police officer in Tularosa has filed a lawsuit. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bitly.com/TXCa7C) says the suit claims the boy blacked out...

Carlsbad Mental Health Center searched by AG

November 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s office is investigating a Carlsbad mental health center for possible Medicaid fraud and served a search warrant at its offices this week, court documents show. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports...