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Cudi man pleads guilty in fatal DWI crash

November 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico man faces up to 8 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter for a fatal DWI crash outside Shiprock. The U.S. attorney’s office in Albuquerque says 20-year-old Jervis Wilson of Cudi entered the plea agreement with federal prosecutors on Tuesday. He admitting driving...

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SF county to require cat licenses, higher pet fees

November 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of Santa Fe County’s pet licensing rules would require cat owners to license their pets and people who feed feral cats to get permits. The draft proposal approved by the county commission on Tuesday also would...

NM, Navajo Nation complete land exchange

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell and Navajo President Ben Shelly have signed off on a land exchange that officials say will benefit both governments. The signing ceremony was Tuesday in Santa Fe. The exchange involves a block of...

NM gardening business closes after 29 years

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Greenhouses has closed its doors after 29 years, blaming a combination of drought, fire, the poor economy and competition from big box stores. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/UqDCO0) the gardening business plans to sell...

Recounts ordered in 2 New Mexico legislative races

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Recounts are set to start next week in two close New Mexico legislative races that will determine the strength of the Democratic majority in the state House of Representatives. The state Canvassing Board on Tuesday ordered the recounts...

Man sues NM state police over son’s shooting death

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state police have been sued by the father of a Glorieta man who was shot and killed at his home by officers last year as they responded to a report of road rage on an area highway. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

Former NM teacher avoids jail time in sex case

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A former Robertson High School teacher who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/TrEhPm) that Jay Quintana will also have...

NM cracks down on improper unemployment payments

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico labor officials say they have cut the unemployment insurance fraud rate over the past year and continue to crack down on improper payments. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions says the state now leads the nation...

NM man arrested for shooting trained hawk

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing possible federal charges after he admitted shooting a trained hawk. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/QJ3x4p) that 18-year-old William Hefley was arrested last week on an extreme cruelty to animals...

Bratton picked as minority leader of NM House

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Donald Bratton of Hobbs was picked as minority leader of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UZuJHx) that Bratton will replace Tom Taylor of Farmington as the...