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Ex-tribal leader’s hit-and-run conviction affirmed

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Pojoaque (poh-WAH’-kay) Pueblo’s former lieutenant governor for leaving the scene of an accident in which she hit and killed a pedestrian in 2009. A three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed Linda Diaz’s...

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NM high school’s computer glitch causes GPA errors

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — A computer glitch at a New Mexico high school led to a batch of incorrect grade-point averages that graduating seniors have been sending to universities and scholarship programs. Vannetta Perry, interim superintendent of Socorro High...

Albuquerque police to limit role in some incidents

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials have announced more changes that they hope will slow the rate of shootings by police officers in the city, including limiting the department’s role in incidents outside its jurisdiction. The Albuquerque...

NM worker falls 15 feet from canyon wall

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A utility worker is in serious condition after falling 15 feet from a canyon wall at Navajo Dam in northwestern New Mexico. San Juan County Fire Chief Doug Hatfield tells the Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/IVFWTP) that the...

NM governor awards medal of valor to officer

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has awarded correctional officer Louie Nieto with a medal of valor for risking his life to save a fellow officer and inmate at the state penitentiary. The governor presented the award during a ceremony Monday in...

Absentee voting starts in NM primary election

May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voting is getting under way in New Mexico’s primary election although Election Day is not quite a month away. Absentee voting begins Tuesday, but Democrats and Republicans also can start to cast ballots in person. Voters often...

San Miguel County infant dies from whooping cough

May 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health says a San Miguel County infant has died from whooping cough. It’s the first pertussis-related infant death in the state since 2005. Health officials say the 2-month-old child died late last...

NM governor unveils wildfire-warning system

May 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and state forestry officials on Monday unveiled a new statewide email notification system for alerting residents of potential dangers from wildfire. Martinez said the effort is aimed at raising...

City bus, van collide in Albuquerque, hurting 8

May 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A city bus and a van collided in Albuquerque on Monday, sending eight people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Albuquerque fire spokeswoman Melissa Romero says seven people on the bus were taken to various...

Provost: UNM professors consider leaving over pay

May 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Regents for the University of New Mexico have been warned that the school could lose up to 10 well-regarded faculty members if salaries remain at their current levels. The Albuquerque Journal reports that (http://bit.ly/J7vxuH)...