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Interim Santa Fe police chief is named permanent chief

January 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The interim Santa Fe police chief has been named the permanent chief after a nationwide search and interview process. City officials announced Friday that Patrick Gallagher got the job over two other finalists. He has served as the interim chief since the end of July after former chief Eric Garcia [&hellip...

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Virus found in 5 horses at Sunland Park Racetrack

January 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board and state Racing Commission are working with Sunland Park Racetrack to control a virus found in five horses. They say the horse-specific virus was confirmed this week. Several barns at the racetrack...

Albuquerque couple convicted on federal wire fraud charges

January 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque couple has been convicted on wire fraud charges and could each be facing up to 20-year prison sentences. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Matthew Channon and his 35-year-old wife Brandi Channon were found guilty Friday in...

2nd suspect arrested in fatal shooting near Albuquerque club

January 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a second suspect in a fatal shooting near a downtown Albuquerque nightclub. They say 24-year-old Tim Burdex Jr. was taken into custody Thursday. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer yet. His older...

New Mexico considers tapping special reserves for education

January 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats in the New Mexico House of Representatives are reviving efforts to tap into the state’s permanent land fund to expand early childhood education. A bill filed Wednesday by Reps. Javier Martinez and Antonio Maestas seeks...

Plan calls for operations to resume at nuke dump in 2016

January 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some operations at the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico could resume by the end of 2016 under a plan approved by U.S. Department of Energy officials, but critics voiced concerns...

Oil plunge upends state budget session in New Mexico

January 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers conferred with energy market experts and economists about plunging oil prices Wednesday as the Legislature crafts a new state budget that relies heavily on oil and natural gas revenues. The price of U.S. crude sank...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting near Albuquerque club

January 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting near a downtown Albuquerque nightclub. They say 25-year-old Tory Burdex is being held on suspicion of an open count of murder and conspiracy to commit a first-degree...

Department of Defense announces New Mexico ID restrictions

January 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials announced Wednesday that New Mexico driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted as proof of identity to enter any Department of Defense installation, adding more pressure to lawmakers who are set to debate...

3rd person arrested in fatal stabbing of an Albuquerque man

January 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have arrested a third person who may be connected to the fatal stabbing of an Albuquerque man late last year. Albuquerque police say 23-year-old Larry Phillips is in custody on a stolen car charge and a warrant for tampering...

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