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Online school disagrees with attorney general

April 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An official with a Farmington online school disagrees with a legal opinion by Attorney General Gary King that says the public charter school wrongly contracted with a private company to manage it. New Mexico Virtual Academy governing council president Larry Palmer said Wednesday in a statement the board had “absolute [&hellip...

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Uncut diamond stolen from NM museum

April 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are searching for a thief who took a diamond from a secure case inside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Museum officials say the uncut 3-carat diamond was taken from the museum’s volcano...

New Mexico attorney general backs fishing access

April 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Landowners can’t stop New Mexico sportsmen from fishing in a stream that crosses private property if the fisherman is wading or standing in the water rather than trespassing on adjacent land, Attorney General Gary King said...

3 Albuquerque officers disciplined in Varela case

April 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three more Albuquerque police officers have been disciplined for their handling of a child abuse call involving 9-year-old Omaree Varela. The police department has issued letters of suspension to Officer Jennifer Jara and Lt....

Ex-jail captain in New Mexico indicted in sex case

April 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a former captain at a New Mexico jail has been indicted for alleged sexual assaults of female inmates. Federal prosecutors say 70-year-old John Greene is accused of violating the civil rights of three different...

Feds: More New Mexicans got services, not fewer

April 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say the number of people in New Mexico getting behavioral health services through Medicaid was up, not down, following a state shake-up of the provider network last year. A federal agency, the Centers for Medicare...

Eastern N.M. rodeo team member fatally injured

April 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — An Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team member from northern New Mexico has died after being injured during practice when he was stepped on by a bull. The university says 20-year-old bull rider Irvyng Urquijo (ur-KEY’-hoe)...

Ex-instructors sue state Law Enforcement Academy

April 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Law Enforcement Academy kept poor track of firearms and ignored a warning that its curriculum was outdated, according to lawsuits filed by four former instructors under the state’s Whistleblower Protection Act. In the...

Charges dropped in New Mexico corruption case

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has dropped charges against the three remaining defendants in a housing authority corruption case. The case had been scheduled for trial next month in 2nd Judicial District Court. The...

Legal problem raised over online school

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King says the Farmington school district has improperly contracted with a private company to manage an online charter school. King reached the conclusion in a nonbinding legal opinion released Tuesday. The New...