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Judges try to overturn Martinez’s veto on raises

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico judges sued Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday in an effort to overturn a veto that denied them an 8 percent pay raise, an increase the governor says too far eclipsed those given to other state employees like teachers. A coalition of judicial associations, individual judges and [&hellip...

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NM congressman hosts prairie chicken meetings

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce is hosting a series of town halls to discuss the effects of the federal government’s decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. Pearce says officials with the U.S. Fish and...

Gallup Diocese plans advertising on claims process

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Diocese of Gallup to mount an advertising campaign and post notices to alert the public about the process for filing claims in its bankruptcy case. The order signed Friday by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge...

Albuquerque police: Unresponsive child was injured

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman has been arrested and accused of child abuse after a 2-year-old child was found unresponsive. The Police Department says the child has serious injuries and is hospitalized in guarded condition. Police identify...

Containment of southern New Mexico wildfire grows

April 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have made some progress in controlling a fire that has burned nearly 100 acres in southern New Mexico. Lincoln National Forest officials say crews had 20 percent containment on the 96-acre wildfire as of Sunday morning....

Guard honored for actions during ‘Old Main’ riot

April 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico prison guard was honored this week for saving the life of another state corrections officer nearly 34 years ago during one of the nation’s deadliest prison riots. New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary...

Albuquerque coach accused of sex with teen girl

April 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bond has been set at $50,000 for an Albuquerque volleyball coach accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Rg0anl) that 21-year-old Ryan Kapuscinski is being held on charges of criminal sexual...

Man with gunshot wound found north of Albuquerque

April 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Bernalillo County are investigating the scene of a shooting that left a man wounded. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called Saturday around 9 p.m. to an area in the North Valley...

Suspected serial burglar in Santa Fe arrested

April 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of committing two dozen commercial burglaries around Santa Fe, including the Office of the State Treasurer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1grAEAI) that police say 23-year-old James...

Crews try to contain southern New Mexico wildfire

April 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 120 firefighters are trying to maintain lines around a wildfire burning in southern New Mexico. Lincoln National Forest officials say the Bensen Fire is 10 percent contained and crews are focused on making sure the fire...