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NM governor on Time’s list of influential people

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been named by Time magazine to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The magazine published the list online (http://ti.me/ZzLw7h ) Thursday, with the Republican governor among leaders that included President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Pope Francis [&hellip...

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Former NM judge enters plea in bribery case

April 18, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 20, 2011 file photo, suspended State District Judge Michael Murphy, center, speaks with his defense attorneys Margaret Strickland, left, and Michael Stout during a hearing in the Third Judicial District Court in Las Cruces, N.M. A...

Bear euthanized after dumped into trash compactor

April 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say an adult black bear has been euthanized after it was unknowingly dumped into a trash compaction truck. New Mexico Game and Fish officials say the bear was in a large curbside trash container that was dumped...

FBI searches NM headquarters of Navajo farm agency

April 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — FBI agents have executed a search warrant at the headquarters of Navajo Agricultural Products Industry near Farmington. The tribal farm enterprise’s chief executive says the warrant relates to a sealed case and it’s not...

Rio Rancho man sentenced for firearms violations

April 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man has been sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison for firearms violations. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that 30-year-old Christopher Rooks received a 102-month prison term to be followed by three years of...

Clovis man convicted in a child solicitation case

April 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Clovis man has been convicted in a child solicitation case. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that a jury in Clovis found 41-year-old Richard Schaublin guilty of soliciting a child by using an electronic device for the...

Man sought in NM shooting after case dropped

April 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are seeking a 20-year-old man in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend. She was shot and wounded several hours after child abuse and domestic violence charges against the man were dropped. The Albuquerque Journal...

Udall has $919,000 in re-election campaign fund

April 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has raised nearly $800,000 in the past three months for his re-election campaign next year, according to a new fundraising disclosure. The first-term Democrat’s campaign reported a cash balance of $919,256 at...

Arizona man pleads guilty in drug trafficking case

April 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking charges in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Kevin James Fitzgerald of Tucson entered his plea Tuesday in a federal court in Las Cruces. Fitzgerald and a...

Dead horses, cows found dumped in Lea County lot

April 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a dozen dead horses, cows and goats were found on a vacant lot in southeastern New Mexico that appears to have been used as a dumping ground for unwanted animals, officials said Tuesday. Lea County officials have launched an...