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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 women, ages, 45, 49 and 62, with promoting prostitution and accepting earnings [&hellip...

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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...

Astorga death penalty case jury selection slated

September 12, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jury selection is slated to begin in the sentencing phase for an Albuquerque man convicted of murdering a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy. Michael Astorga is scheduled Monday to appear in court as lawyers argue over whether...

Luna County Commissioners looking for new manager

September 12, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Luna County commissioners have instructed staff to begin arranging interviews with eight county manager’s position applicants, but the board is not releasing the names until the interviewees confirm they’re still interested....