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Albuquerque teen curfew proposal withdrawn

August 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque city councilor has withdrawn his resolution to seek a change in state law that would give local governments the authority to impose teen curfews. Councilor Ken Sanchez made the decision Monday after Gov. Susana Martinez announced that she would put the question on the agenda for the next legislative [&hellip...

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Pair of centenarians to celebrate their wedding anniversary

August 19, 2015 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER’S NAME TO PAUL J. GESSLER FROM PAUL J. KESSLER – Walter and Leslie Kimmel, who are both 100 years old, enjoy a kiss as they celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Charlestown Retirement Community...

Man arraigned in teenager’s drive-by shooting death

August 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 18-year-old son of a New Mexico lawmaker is being held on a $250,000 bond in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting and a second suspect has turned himself in to police. Donovan Maez was arrested Friday on several charges,...

Teen curfew to be on agenda for legislative session

August 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez voiced her support Monday for letting communities decide for themselves whether to impose and enforce curfews for teens, saying such measures can be an important tool for keeping youngers on the right track. The...

State: Political party emails identified as spam years ago

August 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Emails from the domain belonging to the Democratic Party of New Mexico were first blocked from state servers after being identified as spam four years ago, state technology officials said Monday. Officials with the state Department...

Georgia man pleads guilty in cocaine trafficking case

August 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to a cocaine trafficking charge in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 65-year-old Willie Collier, of Macon, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Albuquerque. Under the terms of the plea agreement,...

Corrections: Man held in officer’s death had knife in prison

August 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prison officials say a homemade knife has been found on a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque. The New Mexico Department of Corrections said Monday that Central New Mexico Correctional...

Utah man pleads guilty in 2014 fatal crash in New Mexico

August 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Utah man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a 2014 car crash in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Bradford J. Billy, of West Jordan, pleaded guilty Monday in Albuquerque. Under the terms of a plea agreement,...

Federal judge denies injunction in New Mexico drilling case

August 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an effort by environmental groups to stall oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico while they fight the approval of dozens of drilling permits issued over the past two years by a federal...

New Mexico ramps up efforts to collect gross receipts taxes

August 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has been ramping up its efforts to collect delinquent gross receipts taxes from self-employed workers, contractors and business owners. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1hEuXqC) that the number of letters...