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New Mexico senator who resigned in ethics probe gets pension

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state senator who resigned last month amid an ethics probe will get a pension of more than more than $1,300 a month. Former Sen. Phil Griego will begin receiving payments this month and said he has no qualms about drawing the pension because he earned it and broke no criminal [&hellip...

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Police identify Santa Fe National Forest car fire victims

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

AGUA SARCA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family is once again grappling with a car fire death. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1CWpqOO ) police responded to an early-morning fire in the Santa Fe National Forest Sunday, about 50 miles west of...

Facing budget problems, CNMC will increase tuition

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Central New Mexico Community College will increase tuition and implement other cost-saving measures to counteract a budget shortfall of $3 million. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1yAa9Yu) that the college announced...

Jail transport officer in Albuquerque accused of sex assault

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a jail transport officer is accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate in Albuquerque. Metropolitan Detention Center officials say Enock Arviso resigned his position Thursday. They say he’s currently in...

Life in prison sentence sought for New Mexico murder suspect

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say they’re seeking a life prison sentence without parole for a Texas man accused of killing his Dallas-area girlfriend last year in southeastern New Mexico. A jury trial for 33-year-old Robert Glenn Earley is...

Private attorney to prosecute New Mexico police in shooting

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The prosecutor removed by a New Mexico judge from the case of two Albuquerque police officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man last year has tapped a private attorney to handle the case. Randi McGinn has agreed to...

Border Patrol: 7 in custody after chase in Deming area

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — The Border Patrol says seven people were taken into custody in southern New Mexico following a chase of a pickup seen stopping along Interstate 10 in Deming to pick up people who emerged from the desert. The Border Patrol said agents saw...

New manager appointed to lead troubled nuke waste dump

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A nuclear expert from Idaho has been named the new president and project manager of the company that oversees the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. Nuclear Waste Partnership announced...

Gains cited from Albuquerque Public Schools truancy program

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Public Schools official says a pilot program aimed at reducing truancy is having success. The program involves having truancy advisers and social workers contact truant students and their families to work on an...

New Mexico AG opposes proposed solar fee

April 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state attorney general’s office has come out against a proposal by New Mexico’s largest electric utility to charge customers with new solar power systems a monthly fee to connect to the grid. The office filed a...