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ICE: Illegal immigrants enter NM in rescue vehicle

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Federal immigration officials say four suspected illegal immigrants came through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint during the weekend in an emergency vehicle. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/ttiEvt) that the men entered the U.S. Highway 54 South Border Patrol checkpoint Saturday morning in an Otero County Volunteer...

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Ex-PRC member vows to complete drug treatment

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. vowed Wednesday to complete a court-ordered drug treatment program as part of a felony plea agreement that forced him to resign from office. If the 34-year-old from Espanola fails...

NM chief justice won’t step down in Murphy case

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels declined Wednesday to recuse himself from a high-profile judicial bribery case, issuing a lengthy order that accused the prosecutor of trying to force jurists off the case with what...

Snowy weather making travel in N/E NM difficult

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say snowy weather in northeastern New Mexico is making for treacherous driving conditions. The state Department of Transportation says US 64 and Interstate 25 in the Raton area are seeing significant snowfall. Crews are out...

NM governor takes aim at pollution rules

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday she is fighting to keep New Mexicans’ electric rates from increasing due to the implementation of what she described as expensive, nonsensical environmental regulations. Speaking to a group...

3 Albuquerque-area massage parlors raided

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque-area massage parlors have been raided as part of a prostitution investigation. Rio Rancho police say they received a tip several months ago that workers at a business called Best Chinese Massage were offering more...

PAC alleges NM governor’s appointee has conflict

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A liberal political group is calling for the resignation of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointee overseeing charter schools because of an alleged conflict of interest from her previous legal work on behalf of a charter...

‘(Un)occupy Albuquerque’ vow return after arrests

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after more than a dozen protesters were arrested, members of “(Un)occupy Albuquerque” movement debated Wednesday whether to move their protest or return to the site and risk more arrests as some promised. On...

Cops: 2 NM men tried to steal ‘spaceship’

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men are facing charges after authorities say they tried to steal a “spaceship” piece of an amusement park ride from a neighbor’s yard. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/tpBfkM) that a...

New Mexico family sues hotel over alleged peeping

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family is suing an Albuquerque hotel, claiming they caught a worker peeping into their room while they showered. Evangeline and Eric Vigil of Alcalde filed the lawsuit Tuesday, saying they found a hole in the wall by...