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Senators seeks recovery funds for nuke repository

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the state’s congressional delegation are seeking an additional $113 million to help fund ongoing recovery efforts at the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. U.S Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich outlined their request Tuesday in a letter to the chairman and...

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Las Cruces pleads guilty in drugs, firearms case

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and firearms charges. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Armando Conrad Gonzales entered his plea Tuesday morning. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Gonzales...

Murder charged dismissed due to missed deadline

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A murder charge against a man in prison in Texas has been dropped because New Mexico authorities failed to extradite him in a timely manner. The Roswell Daily Record (http://goo.gl/bU5kes) reports that a judge on Nov. 6 granted a...

5 more sue Archdiocese of Santa Fe over abuse

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five more victims are suing the Archdiocese of Santa Fe over allegations that priests sexual abused them as young children and teens — the latest in a growing list of accusers who say the church did little to stop widespread abuse...

Snowfall gives hope to Southwest ski resorts

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Spirits were high at New Mexico’s ski resorts after a weekend storm brought more than two feet of snow to some spots, and crews were taking advantage of freezing temperatures as they cranked up their snow-making machines....

Sheriff: Farmington man being evicted shoots self

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County authorities say a 59-year-old Farmington man is hospitalized after shooting himself in the chest because he was being evicted and couldn’t face the prospect of being homeless. Sheriff’s Detective Lt....

Painting of homeless man shot by police sold

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A painting of a homeless camper, whose death at the hands of Albuquerque police sparked angry protests around the city, has sold at an auction. KRQE-TV reports (http://goo.gl/lg6vgl) that David Santiago’s painting of...

Lawmakers back ‘timeout’ on pension system changes

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico legislators agree that there shouldn’t be policy changes made to the state’s big retirement system for public employees for at least five years. The Albuquerque Journal (http://goo.gl/2xVnK0 ) reports that a...

Chaco Canyon among parks proposing fee increases

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

NAGEEZI, N.M. (AP) — Northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park wants to more than double its entrance fees. Officials will seek public input on the proposed increases, which include raising the per-vehicle charge of $8 to $20....

GOP meeting draws New Mexico governor to Florida

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Florida to meet with other governors from around the nation. The governor’s office said Martinez arrived in Boca Raton on Monday to attend the winter session of the Republican...