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NM teacher suspected of teaching while drunk

September 13, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico high school teacher has been placed on paid leave after students and school officials say they believe she was teaching while intoxicated. KOAT-TV is reporting (http://bit.ly/nBDRqx ) that school officials say second-year math teacher Kathleen Jardine allegedly taught her students while drunk for more than five hours on...

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Carlsbad man arraigned on child porn charges

September 13, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Carlsbad man has been arraigned in federal court in Las Cruces on a charge of possession of child pornography. Theodore Robert Larsen is charged with possession of a film, image, computer disc and other material containing images of...

3 women charged in Las Cruces massage parlor raid

September 13, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Three South Korean women arrested on suspicion of selling sex out of two area massage spas have been formally indicted on the charges. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/mRhy7h ) reports a Dona Ana County grand jury charged the...

ID man who lured 12-year-old for sex pleads guilty

September 13, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 19-year-old Idaho man who had sex with a 12-year-old New Mexico girl whom he met while playing a multiplayer Internet role-playing game has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Boise. When he’s sentenced Dec. 2, Alexander...

Court to hear arguments in immigrant license case

September 13, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is heading to court over a plan to try to verify whether immigrants with a driver’s licenses in New Mexico still live in the state. A judge in Santa Fe plans a hearing...

NM Health Department gets federal funds

September 13, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the state Health Department federal funds to help improve the delivery and impact of public health services. The $300,000 award is made possible through the Prevention and...

Ruidoso gun ban has some residents up in arms

September 13, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Some Ruidoso residents are up in arms over a mayor’s recent executive order banning guns in village property. KRQE-TV is reporting (http://bit.ly/oRZVbH) that residents plan Tuesday to voice their outrage over an order issued by...

Sandia gets $4 million for wind research

September 12, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandia National Laboratories has been awarded $4 million for wind turbine research. The money is part of a $43 million package of projects the Department of Energy is funding over the next five years to speed technical innovations,...

Health officials urge people to get flu vaccine

September 12, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Department of Health is urging New Mexicans to start making appointments with medical providers to get a flu vaccination. Health Secretary Catherine Torres says children should be vaccinated against the flu each year. The...

Arrest made in Santa Fe fatal stabbing

September 12, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing another man to death during an argument over drugs. Police Lt. Louis Carlos said Sunday 24-year-old Matthew Sanchez was booked into the Santa Fe County jail on an...