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Governor promotes winter sports in New Mexico

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says she may venture out to one of New Mexico ski resorts because of good snow conditions. Martinez signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring January “Learn a Winter Sport Month” in the state. The governor said she used to enjoy skiing as a youngster and may consider taking [&hellip...

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Police: NM 2-year-old tests positive for meth

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is facing charges after authorities said her two-year-old son tested positive for meth. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/tNewDc) that Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 21-year-old Victoria...

NM cop who hit pedestrian involved in ’10 shooting

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Official say the Albuquerque officer behind the wheel of a police car that fatally struck a pedestrian early New Year’s Day was also involved in a 2010 fatal police shooting The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Lawmakers look at government transparency bills

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers will likely consider legislation that would give more notice to New Mexicans about public meetings under a measure backed by Gov. Susana Martinez. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/uvacBt ) reports the proposed...

NM cop strikes, kills pedestrian on New Year’s Day

January 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a pedestrian was killed by a police officer responding to a call about a fight downtown early on New Year’s Day. Police spokesman Nelson Sanchez says the pedestrian in dark clothing was struck Sunday...

NM police point to alcohol in fatal head-on crash

January 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LYBROOK, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say alcohol was apparently a factor in a head-on crash that killed three people and injured several others on New Year’s Day. The crash happened Sunday evening on U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico. Four...

NM businesses help police with ‘West Mesa murders’

January 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are receiving help from local business owners in the hunt for a serial killer who killed eleven women, and buried them on the city’s west side. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/v3RaHO) that Robert B. Gibson...

NM state rep wants criminal statute reform

January 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker wants to eliminate the state’s statute of limitations for second-degree murder and extend time limits for prosecuting other felonies. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/vS1jvg) that State Rep....

NM National Guardsman dies in Afghanistan

January 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Army National Guard soldier based in Afghanistan has died of an apparent heart attack. Thirty-three-year-old Specialist Pernell Johnnie Herrera of Espanola died Saturday while performing physical fitness training. A news...

Public employee retirement spikes in New Mexico

January 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of retiring New Mexico public-sector employees has spiked in the past two years but officials can’t pinpoint a reason for the increased. State officials and union leaders say an aging workforce and budget cuts that...