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Albuquerque police chief says he wasn’t forced out

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police chief said Monday that his decision to step down wasn’t connected to a U.S. Justice Department investigation on use of force or the result of pressure from the mayor. “I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I decided that the timing was right,” Albuquerque Police Chief Ray [&hellip...

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NM’s unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate in January is unchanged from December’s revised rate. Labor officials say New Mexico’s unemployment rate of 6.6 percent is an improvement over January 2012 when the rate was 7.0...

Feds make marijuana seizures at New Mexico border

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 450 pounds of marijuana at the Columbus port of entry and another 950 pounds of pot in five other weekend seizures at the Antelope Wells port. They say a Mexican man was arrested...

Albuquerque mayor: Unsure if nominee to hit probe

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city says he’s unsure how the nomination of a U.S. Justice Department official as U.S. Labor Secretary will affect a pending federal probe into Albuquerque police. Albuquerque Mayor...

Albuquerque police officer wounded in shooting

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police Chief Ray Schultz says an Albuquerque police officer is in good condition after being shot and rushed to emergency surgery. Schultz and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said they both visited the wounded officer Monday morning...

Public-meetings notice bill headed to Martinez

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature has sent Gov. Susana Martinez a bill that would require boards, city councils and other government entities in New Mexico to make their agendas publicly available at least 72 hours before a scheduled...

Alamogordo man dies in truck-train collision

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A 60-year-old man died after his truck was struck by a train south of Alamogordo. Baldomero P. Barajas of Alamogordo was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday morning’s collision between the train and the truck. No one on the...

New Mexico doctor accused of abusing prisoners

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A doctor who treated inmates at some prisons in New Mexico is accused of sexually abusing nearly 20 inmates. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/10YBX3z) that two lawsuits allege that eighteen inmates at prisons in Santa...

Proposed settlement was smaller than jury award

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of an Iraq War veteran who was fatally shot by a police officer wanted to settle a lawsuit against the city of Albuquerque for $1 million before a judge ruled in February that the veteran was unlawfully killed. Instead,...

NM roadside workers take care around memorials

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Bridget Spedalieri, spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, left, and Leo Montoya, project manager for NMDOT, stand near the descansos on March 8, 2013 in Las Cruces that honor Brett Sexton, who was killed in an accident after excessive...