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New Mexico State rolls past Idaho 31-24

October 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State running back Kenny Turner (3) dives into the end zone for the firsttouch down of an NCAA college football game against Idaho on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski) LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Matt Christian and Travaughn Colwell combined [&hellip...

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GOP showcasing Hispanic stars

October 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Rubio are popular, political newcomers who toe a...

New Mexico State rolls past Idaho 31-24

October 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Matt Christian and Travaughn Colwell combined to throw for 202 yards and two touchdowns as New Mexico State rolled to a 31-24 victory over Idaho on Saturday night. Christian helped the Aggies (3-3, 1-1 WAC) take a first-quarter lead...

Suspected Roswell shooter arrested in Albuquerque

October 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities in Albuquerque have arrested a man suspected in a drive-by shooting in Roswell earlier this month. Deputies with the U.S. Marshal’s Service say they took Richard Otero into custody Friday evening. They say...

District attorney asks for review in rape case

October 16, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The District Attorney’s Office is seeking an independent review of rape accusations levied against a Farmington police sergeant. Authorities say Kent O’Donnell is accused of forcibly raping a Farmington woman during an...

NM gets 28-year sentence in APS teacher’s death

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who admitted killing an Albuquerque Public School’s teacher in a revenge plot has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. New Mexico prosecutors say 25-year-old James Johnson was sentenced Friday. Johnson pleaded guilty in...

Gov. Susana Martinez to visit NM spaceport

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is planning next week to visit a commercial spaceport under construction in southern New Mexico. The governor’s office said Martinez will join British billionaire Sir Richard Branson to mark the start of his...

Former PRC Commissioner Jerome Block jailed

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former state Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr., who recently resigned after pleading guilty to felony charges, has been jailed in Santa Fe. Santa Fe County jail records indicate Block was booked at 12:10 p.m. Friday on a...

Dem congressman raises $652,000 in NM Senate bid

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich led the field in fundraising this summer in the race for New Mexico’s open U.S. Senate seat, collecting nearly $652,000 in contributions. Heinrich, who is in his second term representing the...

Police: NM woman stole PTO funds

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is facing charges after police said she embezzled more $15,000 from an elementary school’s PTO fund. Albuquerque police said that Amy Morrison, a past president of the Painted Sky Elementary PTO, was...