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10-year-old boy to become honorary police officer

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is being sworn in as Albuquerque’s newest police officer. In partnership with Make-A-Wish New Mexico, the department Friday will grant Andrew Martines’ dream of becoming a SWAT officer. Martines will receive his uniform, ID badge and be sworn in by Chief Gorden Eden. Then he will be briefed [&hellip...

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Companies settle allegations of lacking licenses

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona and Minnesota companies that worked on a railroad construction project in New Mexico will pay fines totaling $150,000 to settle allegations that didn’t have necessary state licenses when they bid on the work. The...

New Mexico governor to meet with tribal leaders

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez plans to meet Friday with New Mexico’s Native American leaders. Education, economic development and water are among the issues to be discussed at a tribal-state summit at Laguna Pueblo near Albuquerque....

GOP Senate candidate lends his campaign $555,000

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tom Udall has stockpiled more than $3 million for his re-election bid, but Republican challenger Allen Weh is dipping into personal money to jumpstart his campaign for the general election. Weh, a former state GOP...

Dona County jail inmate injured after jumping

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona County authorities say a female inmate is expected to recover from injuries she suffered when she jumped from a second-floor railing at the county detention center. Officials say the 24-year-old inmate was attempting to commit...

Deputies: New Mexico mom beat gay daughter

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico mother is facing a hate crime charge after authorities say she physically and sexually abused her daughter because she is gay. The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office said a 40-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday on...

Man pleads guilty in death of 3-year-old girl

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A 31-year-old southeastern New Mexican man will serve life in prison after pleading guilty in the fatal beating of a 3-year-old girl whom he punished for soiling her pants. The Silver City Sun-News (http://bit.ly/1zMH2if) reports...

Albuquerque officer in beating video loses license

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (1)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state law enforcement certificate has been revoked for an Albuquerque police officer fired after a video showed him kicking a suspected car thief. The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board voted Wednesday to rescind the...

Arizona mom of missing baby living in New Mexico

July 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona woman convicted in her young son’s disappearance nearly five years ago and recently released from prison is living in New Mexico. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1qIj7dy) Elizabeth Johnson asked for permission to live...

Former NM governor Anaya settles SEC fraud charges

July 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Gov. Toney Anaya has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a fraud case involving an investment company that was focused on recovering and selling water from aquifers in New Mexico and elsewhere....