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Judge denies release for NM man in radar shooting

May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge denied a request to release from jail a Santa Fe man who is accused of shooting up a parked speed-enforcement SUV so that he can seek medical and mental health evaluations. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/IjezDq) that Santa Fe County Magistrate Sandra Miera denied the request [&hellip...

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Bond reduced for former Sunland Park official

May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge has lowered the bond for a former Sunland Park official who faces fraud, kickback and bribery charges. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/JL55Cr) that District Judge Jacinto Palomino reduced Sunland Park’s...

Board to seek deal to furnish Santa Fe courthouse

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Board of Finance expressed reluctance on Monday to provide a requested $1 million to furnish a new district courthouse in Santa Fe and will try to negotiate to have Santa Fe County pay at least part of the costs. The board...

PNM files renewable energy plan with regulators

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility has proposed adding more renewable energy to its portfolio over the next two years, but the changes could lead to higher electric bills for customers. Public Service Company of New Mexico...

Roswell teen accused of stabbing his stepfather

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police say a 13-year-old boy is in custody for allegedly stabbing his stepfather because he didn’t want to go to school. They say the incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Monday inside a mobile home on West Linda Vista....

Court upholds ruling to keep candidate off ballot

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that a state legislative candidate is ineligible to run for the post held by state Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/IDSa38) that...

Industrial vacancies in metro Albuquerque drop

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The vacancy rate for industrial buildings such as warehouses and assembly plants In metro Albuquerque has dropped slightly. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/IDRSJC) that the rate decreased from 10.3 percent at the end...

New Mexico is in slog toward economic recovery

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico remains in a slog toward economic recovery. Data compiled by the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research showed troubling job creation numbers for the second half of 2011, according to The...

Bernalillo Co. commissioner says he won't quit

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Embattled Bernalillo County Commissioner Michael Wiener says he isn’t going to resign or halt his re-election campaign, despite the controversy over photos of him in Philippines red-light district. Calls for the...

Albuquerque siblings in suspected murder-suicide

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a brother and sister have died in a suspected murder-suicide. Police identified the two as Kenneth Robson and his sister Shirley Robson. Police didn’t provide exact ages for the two and they differed...