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Docs: NM attorney tried to run down judge with car

October 7, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A Portales attorney is facing an assault charge after authorities say he tried to run down a district judge outside a county courthouse. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/oqXTiX) that Portales attorney Eric Dixon is accused of attempting to run down District Judge Ted Hartley with a vehicle in April outside the...

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NM to get EPA funds for Socorro site

October 7, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department has received a $1 million grant to start cleaning up the Eagle Picher Carefree Batteries Superfund Site in Socorro County. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman Tuesday announced the grant from the...

Pertussis on the rise in NM's Bernalillo County

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health says they’re seeing a significant increase in the number of pertussis cases in Bernalillo County. Pertussis is a serious bacterial respiratory infection that’s highly contagious....

Governor OKs Education Commission redistricting

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill to revamp districts of the state Public Education Commission has been signed into law by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. The governor said Wednesday she signed the proposal (http://bit.ly/pz2mDg) because it was supported by...

Governor receives nearly 90 applications for PRC

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 90 people have asked to be considered by Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to the Public Regulation Commission. Martinez set a deadline Wednesday for applicants interested in replacing Public Regulation Commissioner...

Law tightens contract preference for NM businesses

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez signed a measure into law on Wednesday to ensure New Mexico businesses hold an advantage over out-of-state competitors when bidding on state government contracts. Supporters say the contracting preference can help...

PRC member faces deadline of next week to resign

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. continues to receive a $90,000-a-year government salary despite pleading guilty to felony charges, and he could stay on the public payroll through much of next week ahead of the deadline...

Arrest made in NM real estate agent's death

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been ordered held without bail in connection with the death of a retired real estate agent who was found dead inside an upscale Las Cruces home. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s investigators said Wednesday that...

Group seeks public comment on trapping in NM

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Conservationists are continuing with their push for New Mexico game officials to reconsider whether to allow animal trapping on public lands. A group called the People’s Forum Panel on Public Lands Trapping has started an...

2 NM officers on leave following fatal shooting

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

GLORIETA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say two officers are on leave following a shooting in Santa Fe County that left one man dead. Police received a call Tuesday night about a road rage incident along Interstate 25. The caller provided a vehicle...