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Case dropped against men suspected in cousin’s slaying

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Two men charged with fatally shooting their cousin near Roswell last year are now free. A judge dropped murder charges against Domingo and Angel Martinez on Wednesday after the only witness changed his testimony. Prosecutors say both men drove around with 21-year-old Fabian Ward on Dec. 1 before shooting him to [&hellip...

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Bernalillo County Commission approves development agreement

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bernalillo County Commission has approved the development agreement between Western Albuquerque Land Holdings and the county which impacts the Santolina Master Plan. The agreement passed on a 3-2 vote Wednesday. The commission...

Report: New Mexico needs to curb Medicaid costs

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative analysts are warning that the growing price tag for providing health care to low-income New Mexicans will put more pressure on the state’s finances going forward unless steps are taken to control costs. After a...

New Mexico regulators give utility more time to ink deals

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is giving the state’s largest electric utility more time to finalize agreements related to the future of the San Juan Generating Station. As part of an agreement with the state and...

Man accused of burglarizing several vehicles in Las Cruces

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say they’ve arrested a man suspected of burglarizing at least 10 vehicles last weekend. They say 24-year-old Isaac M. Bonnett is being held on suspicion of 10 counts of auto burglary. Detectives say a man...

MMA fighter home invasion case sees plea deal

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man charged with attempted first-degree murder in a home invasion involving a professional mixed martial artist has entered a plea deal. Raymond Garces pleaded no contest to a criminal trespassing charge on Wednesday in...

Lawsuit: New Mexico AG staffer bullied nonprofit

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An inexperienced New Mexico attorney general staffer bullied nonprofit employees and harassed a female worker on social media while using the name “Mr. Smooth,” according to a new lawsuit. Court papers filed Monday in...

Grandma arrested for keeping children in filthy house

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A grandmother has been charged with child abuse after police found she had been living with three small children in a filthy home without electricity or water. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1FBhweU ) Rufina Myers was arrested...

New Mexico balloon fiesta gets boost from Canon

June 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Camera maker Canon will be sponsoring the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for the first time in more than 20 years. The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1BAQycr) Tuesday that Canon will be backing the annual...

New Mexico AG eyes audit of foreclosure prevention nonprofit

June 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s office says a nonprofit that helps people facing foreclosure is blocking efforts to see how it’s spending public money. The office sent a letter Tuesday to attorneys for the United South...