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Inmate at NM prison dies in apparent suicide

September 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLAYTON, N.M. (AP) — An inmate serving a 6-year sentence at the state prison near Clayton has died in what officials believe is a suicide. State Corrections officials say in a news release that 41-year-old Ray Stallings was found outside his cell at the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Guards [&hellip...

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Alamo probation officer held on trafficking charge

September 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A juvenile probation officer from Alamogordo is jailed without bond after officials say they found nearly 10 pounds of marijuana in his state vehicle at a Border Patrol checkpoint. Homeland Security Investigations officials say Saul...

Lottery scholarship fund faces financial trouble

September 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez may have to consider how to shore up a college scholarship fund that’s bankrolled by the state lottery. The Legislative Finance Committee reported Wednesday the scholarship fund is projected to...

McCain, 2 other senators fundraising for Wilson

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — While the national Republican Party has all but abandoned New Mexico in recent weeks, three GOP senators came to Albuquerque on Tuesday to raise money and boost the campaign of Heather Wilson as the U.S. Senate candidate best...

NM boy recovering after being mauled by 5 dogs

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old Chaparral boy is recovering in a hospital after being mauled by five dogs and suffering more than 50 bites. Dona Ana County authorities say charges are pending against the owner of the German shepherds who hasn’t...

Legislative group seeks review of expense payments

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico legislative leadership group has ordered a review of travel payments to lawmakers to determine whether there are double-dipping problems. The issue arose Tuesday in response to news reports the Attorney General’s...

Feds in NM for review of proposed uranium project

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are conducting an environmental review of a proposed uranium project in western New Mexico. Commission staff began their three-day visit Tuesday. They’re reviewing plans related...

NM lawmaker spends campaign money on massages

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker has used campaign funds to pay for massages and chiropractic adjustments to treat his back problems. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QhYt4P ) that Democratic state Rep. Miguel Garcia, of...

NM woman shot at stadium won’t go to another game

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A woman who was struck in the thigh by a bullet while at a New Mexico-New Mexico State game says she won’t attend any more games. Patsy Bejarano told the Las Cruces Sun News ( http://bit.ly/StUnrP ) that she was eating candy...

Report: Funding for NM’s infrastructure inadequate

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Engineers have concluded that repair and construction funding for New Mexico’s infrastructure is inadequate and that some critical infrastructure such as flood control is deteriorating fast. The Albuquerque Journal reports...