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More NM victims of unlicensed dentist come forward

April 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say more victims of a man who calls himself “El Dentista” have come forward. Eliver Kestler, also known as Eliver Lopez, is facing charges after police say the unlicensed tooth doctor was found operating as a “mobile dentist” out of a sedan around town. The 36-year-old Kestler [&hellip...

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Governor appoints NM health exchange board members

April 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Medical care, insurance and business officials were named by Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday to a board that will govern New Mexico’s state-run health insurance exchange, which must be quickly implemented in the new few months....

NM teen, school differ on campus ‘miscarriage’

April 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico teenager says she had a miscarriage in a high school hallway and that a teacher didn’t help her because she was late to class. But school officials say the student actually had a miscarriage a week before and had...

Poultry exposure cited in NM Salmonella cases

April 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say seven lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella have been confirmed in six counties, and they’re linking the cases to exposure to baby poultry. Four of the cases involve infants. The Department of Health...

Lawsuit: Santa Fe County inmate died from neglect

April 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The brother of a Santa Cruz man who died while being held in the Santa Fe County jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/11F8aOX ) the lawsuit stems from the April 2011 death of...

Santa Fe Opera selects new chief conductor

April 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera has selected British conductor Harry Bicket to become its chief conductor. Opera General Director Charles MacKay said Wednesday that Bicket’s appointment takes effect in October and he will conduct a...

GOP leader suspended for social media exchange

April 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The executive director of the Bernalillo County GOP was suspended Wednesday for making inappropriate social media comments about women testifying for a minimum wage hike. During a Tuesday night Bernalillo County commission meeting,...

Feds confirm employee killed Mexican gray wolf

April 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials confirmed Wednesday that an animal killed by a federal employee in southwestern New Mexico in January was a Mexican gray wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said genetic tests confirmed it was a small, uncollared...

NM Democrats, GOP urged to adopt open primaries

April 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An independent think tank wants New Mexico’s political parties to adopt rules allowing unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections. Think New Mexico Executive Director Fred Nathan made the request in a letter...

Kewa Pueblo man sentenced in 2009 machete killing

April 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Kewa Pueblo man has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for killing a man with a machete in 2009. Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Adrian Chavez also was sentenced Wednesday to five years of supervised release. Chavez...