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Top judge says New Mexico courts overburdened, underfunded

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico courts are heavily overburdened and need millions more in funding, the state’s top judge said Thursday. Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Vigil told legislators during the State of the Judiciary address that courts need nearly $172 million in funding this upcoming fiscal year, which begins in July. That’s...

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Acoma Pueblo facing 10 years in prison in sex offender case

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Acoma Pueblo man has pleaded guilty to failing to update his sex offender registration. Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Mervin Hayah entered his plea Thursday and is facing up to 10 years in prison. Hayah has been in federal...

Suspect in shooting of Albuquerque officer indicted

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A homeless man has been indicted on charges related to the shooting and wounding of an Albuquerque police officer during a traffic stop, prosecutors said Thursday. The Second Judicial District attorney’s office said a grand...

Another group pulls out of PNM’s power plant proposal

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A third group is withdrawing its support of Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s plan to shut down half of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington. Western Resource Advocates notified state regulators in a filing...

Correction: Apartment Fire-Fatality story

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story Jan. 21 about a disabled man trapped in a Jan. 16 apartment fire, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Albuquerque Fire Department, reported erroneously that the man had died. The Fire Department...

Mutilated bodies of dead dogs found at Valencia County dump

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the dumping of the bodies of four mutilated dogs in a Valencia County dump may be related to training of a fighting dog. The dogs’ bodies were found at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station near Meadow Lake after...

Workers discover ceiling damage at nuke repository

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a small portion of the ceiling at the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico has collapsed. The U.S. Energy Department’s Carlsbad Field Office says the damage was...

Remains of at least 2 people found inside San Acacia home

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SAN ACACIA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the unidentified remains of at least two people have been found inside a San Acacia home after a fire. New Mexico State Police responded to the fire north of Socorro about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The State Fire...

Workers discover ceiling damage at nuke repository

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a small portion of the ceiling at the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico has collapsed. The U.S. Energy Department’s Carlsbad Field Office says the damage was...

Remains of at least 2 people found inside San Acacia home

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SAN ACACIA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the unidentified remains of at least two people have been found inside a San Acacia home after a fire. New Mexico State Police responded to the fire north of Socorro about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The State Fire...