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Las Vegas man sentenced in New Mexico crime spree

December 13, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 24-year-old northern New Mexico man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on convictions stemming from a two-day crime spree in 2011. Daniel Lujan of Las Vegas pleaded guilty in August to four counts. He was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque. Lujan acknowledged robbing a bank [&hellip...

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NM electric utility seeks to raise rates for customers

December 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider is asking regulators to approve a 12 percent rate increase to help cover the costs of new solar-power generating stations, federally mandated pollution controls at a coal-fired power...

NM education chief calls for targeted investments

December 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico needs to continue making targeted investments in reading initiatives and teacher training programs if it wants to see more improvements in student achievement, the head of the New Mexico Public Education Department told...

Suspect in fatal stabbing of New Mexico man now in custody

December 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally stabbing an Anthony restaurant employee who was walking home after his shift in April has turned himself in to authorities. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 20-year-old Mario Soto is being held...

Marshals recovered 2 kidnapped Oklahoma children

December 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Mexico say they’ve arrested an Albuquerque man and safely recovered two children who were kidnapped in Oklahoma City in July. The U.S. Marshals Service says the arrest and the recoveries occurred...

Petition pushes Albuquerque police indictments

December 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some family members of those killed by Albuquerque police have presented a petition demanding federal indictments. Family members on Wednesday called on U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez to seek indictments against Albuquerque officers...

Man sought in Albuquerque manhunt in custody

December 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say man who allegedly carried weapons near an elementary school last week is in custody after turning himself in. The Dec. 1 incident triggered a four-hour manhunt and resulted in the school and nearby businesses...

Officer’s certification suspended after DWI arrest

December 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The law enforcement certification of a 29-year-old Espanola police officer has been suspended for two years by a state board in the wake of his drunken-driving arrest while off duty in October. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

Agency seeks $10M to expand child welfare reforms

December 11, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It will take an infusion of about $10 million if New Mexico wants to move ahead with and expand reforms to improve the way child abuse cases are investigated and tracked in New Mexico, child welfare officials told lawmakers...

Albuquerque man sentenced for ATM robberies last year

December 11, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to a series of ATM robberies last year. Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Kelvin L. Dickerson received a 121-month prison term followed by...