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Las Cruces diocese investigates advance to lawyer

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Records show the Diocese of Las Cruces loaned its former contract attorney $385,000, but the money won’t be easily recovered. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UQhgHZ) that former general counsel Daniel Dolan died in August and his widow has since sought bankruptcy protection. A diocesan attorney disputes that...

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Albuquerque man arrested in alleged double-voting

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who allegedly tried to vote twice in the Nov. 6 election has been arrested on a felony forgery charge. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QnjDAB ) Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies arrested...

Albuquerque parents jailed in alleged child abuse

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque mother and her boyfriend are facing child abuse charges after their 1-year-old daughter was hospitalized with severe injuries. KOB-TV reports family friends of parents Daniel Aragon and Shelby Lujan said Saturday the...

Albuquerque officer subject of battery probe

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is the subject of an aggravated battery investigation for an off-duty incident in a Hooter’s restaurant parking lot that left a man with facial and rib fractures. Prosecutors in Albuquerque have...

Panel to screen candidates for vacant judgeships

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent commission meets next month to evaluate candidates for two vacant state district judgeships in Albuquerque. The Judicial Nominating Commission will recommend lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible...

No protesters, just 1 kill at NM coyote contest

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS DATE TO SATURDAY, NOV. 10 INSTEAD OF FRIDAY, NOV. 16 – In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 photo, Esteban Marquez, second from left, a supporter of a coyote hunting contest organized by Gunhawk Firearms, engages in a heated discussion with...

5 years for SF man in fatal hit-run, other crimes

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 27-year-old Santa Fe man who pleaded guilty to a series of charges that included leaving the scene of a fatal accident has been sentenced to five years in prison. The sentencing for Leandro Anaya on Friday included tearful testimony...

San Juan Co. inmates protest over milk shortfall

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Inmates angered when milk ran short during breakfast at the county jail in Farmington began refusing to obey orders and triggered a brief confrontation with detention officers that ended with jailers shooting them with paint...

Man settles sex abuse suit against Catholic church

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has settled a suit he filed against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a Catholic ministry group that helps troubled priests over molestation he claims he suffered at the hands of a priest beginning in the mid-1960s....

Albuquerque group to appeal NM nuke waste OK

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An environmental group says it will ask an appeals court to overturn a state decision allowing nuclear waste that requires special handling and containers to be stored at a federal facility near Carlsbad. The Albuquerque-based...