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Court blocks retrying driver in fatal DWI crash

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court says a drunken driver cannot be prosecuted for vehicular homicide after an appeals court tossed out a child abuse conviction for the death of a child passenger in another car. The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Alicia Gonzales can’t be tried for vehicular homicide in [&hellip...

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Sunport passenger traffic falls nearly 20 percent

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New numbers show that New Mexico’s largest airport saw a 19.4-percent dip in passenger traffic from 2007 to 2012. Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/XdO2EK) that Albuquerque International Sunport also has seen a steep...

Thieves target trucks’ custom tailgates in Deming

March 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Thieves in southwestern New Mexico are targeting custom high-end tailgates on GM pickup trucks. Police Chief Brandon Gigante tells the Deming Headlight (http://bit.ly/15Z4OFU ) there have been four such thefts in Deming in the past...

Santa Fe weighs same-sex marriage resolution

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and three city councilors are taking their first formal step to push state officials to recognize same-sex marriage under current New Mexico law. Coss and Councilors Patti Bushee, Chris Calvert and Ronald...

NM Finance Authority’s bond ratings reaffirmed

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service has decided to make no changes in the credit worthiness of the New Mexico Finance Authority because of a fake audit scandal. The authority announced Wednesday that Moody’s has reaffirmed its bond...

Radon detected in NM state government building

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government officials are advising workers to stay out of part of a nearly 80-year-old state office building in Santa Fe to avoid exposure to radon. Attorney General Gary King said Tuesday that agency workers will not use a section of...

Gov signs NM law requiring 72-hour meeting notice

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents will have more notice about public meetings under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Governmental groups, ranging from city councils to school boards and state regulators, will be...

NM Native legislative rep. all about service

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Albert Shirley grew up learning the importance of helping others. His parents and grandparents set a great example of working for the community and assisting those in need. Shirley, a former Iyanbito Chapter president and member of the...

Santa Fe man sentenced for armed robbery of store

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for a firearms conviction stemming from a 2011 store robbery. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Anthony Gutierrez was sentenced Wednesday and will be on three years of...

Ex-Los Alamos bank officer sentenced in fraud case

March 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Bank trust officer has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison in New Mexico for bank fraud. Prosecutors said Wednesday that 56-year-old Deborah Gayle Wood must serve five years of supervised...