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Navajo man gets 43-year prison term for child rape

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo man convicted of sexually abusing his young daughter has been sentenced to 43 years in prison in a New Mexico federal court. Prosecutors said Thursday that the 30-year-old Tohajiilee man also must register as a sex offender and will be on supervised release for 10 years after serving his [&hellip...

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NM woman accused of embezzling from cheerleaders

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cheerleading squad manager for a Catholic high school in Albuquerque is in custody on suspicion of embezzlement. Albuquerque police say D’Andrea Davis was arrested and booked into jail Thursday. They say Davis was a...

Albuquerque least prepared for bio-terror attack

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — If Albuquerque faces a bio-terror assault, would it be prepared? A new study suggests the Albuquerque area is the least prepared metro area in the country if one happens. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/tRRJZN ) reports the Centers for...

Jail boss finalists interviewed in Curry County

December 16, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Four candidates on Curry County’s short list for jail administrator faced their potential boss Wednesday. County Manager Lance Pyle and six members of a panel appointed by Pyle were expected to make their recommendation to replace...

Supreme Court rules in unemployment veto case

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Legislation aimed at shoring up New Mexico’s unemployment compensation fund was reinstated Wednesday when the state Supreme Court invalidated a partial veto by Gov. Susana Martinez. The court said that the governor’s...

Tragic wrong turn survivor welcomed home

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 86-year-old Albuquerque man who lost his wife after a tragic wrong in the Arizona mountains is back home. Lani Sexton, the daughter of Dana Davis, says her father got a warm welcome from his church community on their return to...

Closing arguments made in NM emissions case

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hearing over whether New Mexico should uphold regulations for curbing greenhouse gas emissions has wrapped up after a week and a half of testimony and public comment. At stake is a plan by the group New Energy Economy that was...

Workers report cameras inside restroom

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — An investigation is under way in Rio Rancho after employees at a small, home-based business in the River’s Edge neighborhood claim they found a recording device in the bathroom. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/uAxnnS ) reports employees...

DA objects to venue change in Astorga death case

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The presiding Criminal Division judge in Bernalillo County is expected to hear arguments on District Attorney Kari Brandenburg’s request to keep a high-profile murder trial in Albuquerque or move it out of Santa Fe. The...

NM reaches settlement over air quality violations

December 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc. has reached an $800,000 settlement with the New Mexico Environment Department over air quality violations at a natural gas-fired power plant in southeastern New Mexico. The settlement, the largest...