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Martinez: State should keep guns from mentally ill

December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said the state should consider taking steps to prevent mentally ill people from getting guns. The governor tells The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/ZfA31H ) in a statement that she will pursue a proposal during the legislative session next year that would require the state to provide information...

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Skandera seeks $140 million increase for schools

December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of Education-designate Hanna Skandera is urging lawmakers to support a funding increase of about $140 million for public schools in fiscal year 2014. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ZfBHAB) that the...

Zooey Deschanel, rocker husband finalize divorce

December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2011 file photo, actress Zooey Deschanel, left, and her husband, singer Ben Gibbard attend the 2011 HBO Golden Globe Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Court records show a Los Angeles judge finalized the former couple’s...

Miss Las Cruces is arrested on suspicion of DWI

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A woman recently named Miss Las Cruces has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated DWI. Las Cruces police say 22-year-old Sarah J. Richardson was taken into custody after her car struck a light pole Sunday night. The Las Cruces...

19 indicted for drug trafficking in New Mexico

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nineteen members of a drug trafficking organization allegedly operating in central and northern New Mexico have been indicted. The 60-count indictment was unsealed Monday following the arrests of 13 of the defendants. They all made...

Man gets 2 years for running over pedestrian

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who admitted running over a pedestrian with an SUV on the Zuni Pueblo was sentenced to more than two years in prison. The 27-month sentence was given Monday to Aaron Yatsattie for his earlier guilty plea to a charge of assault...

Baby born in car on side of Albuquerque freeway

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman gave birth to a child in a car on the side of an Albuquerque freeway. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/UXDm59) that Brinna Lee Milligan was delivered on the side of Interstate 25. The unexpectedly fast birth forced Parents...

Suit alleges excessive force by Albuquerque police

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mentally disabled man who was shot by an Albuquerque police officer has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TqRR3H ) that the lawsuit filed last week by Russell Tenorio...

Santa Fe Raptor Center running out of money

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit group in Santa Fe that aims to rehabilitate wild birds of prey that have been injured by flying into barbed wire fences, being shot or by other causes is facing a funding crisis. The Santa Fe New Mexican quotes...

Police: NM man stabbed man over loud child

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing attempted murder charges after police say he stabbed his neighbor because the victim’s young niece was too loud. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/UUN7Ro) that Marco Rodriquez was ordered held last...