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Martinez selects Marsh for Aztec judgeship

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed an assistant district attorney to fill a vacant judgeship in northwestern New Mexico. The governor’s office announced Daylene Marsh’s appointment on Friday. Marsh was the only candidate recommended by an independent nominating commission for the interim appointment. Martinez had wanted at...

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Grand jury indicts NMFA ex-controller for fraud

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority has been indicted on securities fraud and forgery charges tied to the falsification of the agency’s financial audit, but a grand jury declined to bring charges against...

AG investigates New Mexico lawmaker’s expenses

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office in investigating state Rep. Ray Begaye’s travel expenses after a television report showed Begaye was reimbursed twice for the same December 2010 trip to Phoenix. The Attorney...

Woman killed while crossing Albuquerque street

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a woman who died after she tried to cross a street in the middle of the block and was hit by a vehicle. Police spokesman officer Tasia Martinez identified the woman Friday as 49-year-old Yvonne...

Official: Albuquerque 6th graders planned shooting

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AOLBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Public Schools official says two 6th graders have been suspended after they disclosed a plan to commit a school shooting and then kill themselves. District spokeswoman Monica Armenta says an administrator at Tony...

Woman accused of prepping false tax returns

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing a former New Mexico resident of preparing false federal income tax returns. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 42-year-old Frances Rivas was arraigned Thursday in Albuquerque on a 25-count...

Court: Interlocks for drivers impaired by drugs

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — People convicted of driving under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs must have an ignition interlock installed on their vehicles as required by New Mexico’s drunken driving law although the devices don’t detect...

Space Shuttle carrier flies over White Sands

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour has made its pass over White Sands Missile Range and NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in southern New Mexico. Endeavour is on a wistful, three-day, cross-country journey to California, where it will...

NM state police officer injured in crash

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HAGERMAN, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state police officer is hospitalized with head, neck and back injuries after he lost control of his patrol car while trying to avoid a big rig that drifted into his lane. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon on a state...

NM deputies kill armed man to rescue woman

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston says deputies shot and killed a knife-wielding man to rescue a woman. Houston released details about Thursday’s shooting during a news conference near the scene. The shooting happened in a...