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Man claims Albuquerque dispatcher faked call

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man claims in a lawsuit a former police department dispatcher, who is the mother of his children, conspired with co-workers to fabricate a police call in a child custody case. Attorneys for Mario Garcia claim unreasonable search and seizure, false arrest, assault and battery and violations of the New [&hellip...

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NM high court ruling helps drunken driving victims

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Victims of drunken drivers who have been overserved will have an easier time holding liquor establishments accountable, according to a new ruling by the New Mexico Supreme Court. The state’s high court reversed earlier this...

Santa Fe school board ousts superintendent

February 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe school board has ousted Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/zPPf18) that the board voted late Monday to end Gutierrez’s contract before it was scheduled to expire June...

NM senator won't seek re-election after 4 terms

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sen. Mark Boitano says after 16 years of serving in the New Mexico Senate, he won’t seek re-election and will step aside at the end of his term. Boitano is a Republican who has represented District 18 around the Northeast and...

Bond reduction denied in NM lap dance extort case

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — When state police descended on City Hall looking for video of a New Mexico mayoral candidate getting a topless lap dance, workers scattered amid the chaos, court records show. “They are coming, get rid of the video,”...

Judge issues decision in NM House redistricting

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The longest-serving member of the New Mexico House will be paired with a fellow Democratic incumbent in a newly consolidated north-central New Mexico district under a redistricting plan ordered Monday by a state district court. The...

UNM Arena placed on fire watch

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A broken ventilation system inside University of New Mexico Arena has led to fire watch patrols during basketball games. UNM officials tell KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/xeM3nw ) that while fans are watching the action on the court, high...

Feds: NM-Texas border smuggling packs get younger

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Border drug smuggling operations have turned to small packs of young, aggressive men who are increasing using the remote Texas-New Mexico desert, federal agents say. Agents said some of the illegal immigrants carry 50 pounds of drugs for...

Occupy Albuquerque members arrested Sunday

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police handcuffed and hauled away some members of an Anti-Wall Street protest who gathered Sunday at a city park. The demonstration had been advertised all week. But when protesters arrived, police stepped in and...

National guardsman arrested in Albuquerque death

February 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have arrested a member of the National Guard following a fatal shooting. Anthony Baldonado was arrested on suspicion of murder following a shooting Saturday that left one man dead. Baldonado appeared in court...