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Sunland Park consultant facing fraud charges

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have filed embezzlement and fraud charges against a former consultant for the city of Sunland Park. Dona Ana County District authorities say the charges were filed Thursday against Annette Morales, who owns the Las Cruces-based company Medius Inc. They say charges stem from a March 2011 [&hellip...

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Dems question process for purging voter rolls

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A voting rights activist and the wife of a Democratic state representative are among more than 177,000 New Mexico voters whose status has been deemed inactive, raising questions about the criteria being used as the state begins a...

NM pueblos get federal funds for flood prevention

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two northern New Mexico pueblos will share more than $5 million in federal funding to prevent another round of post-fire flooding in their communities. Santa Clara Pueblo will get about $4.1 million. Officials say that’s in...

Feds order lethal removal of female Mexican wolf

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service signed an order Thursday calling for the shooting of a female Mexican gray wolf that was accused of killing too many cows in southwestern New Mexico. This marks the first time since 2007 that the...

Board places NM Finance Authority CEO on leave

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Finance Authority on Thursday suspended its top executives, including one who has been arrested for fraud and other charges, while an investigation is under way of how the agency’s financial audit was falsified....

25 indicted in connection to NM drug ring

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say that 25 people have been indicted in connection to a drug trafficking ring in San Miguel County. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Thursday the indictments and said they come after a 10-month, Drug...

NM detainee dies after attempt to swallow cocaine

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has died after choking on a bag of cocaine he tried to swallow while being booked on drug trafficking charges. Dona Ana County spokeswoman Kelly Jameson says 57-year-old Hermilio Salcedo died Sunday at a local...

Officials: Pregnant NM teen was not humiliated

August 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — School officials at a boarding school run by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs are denying that they kicked out then humiliated a 15-year-old Navajo girl over her pregnancy. Court papers recently filed said that middle school...

NM Finance Authority exec, ex-controller arrested

August 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The current chief operating officer and a former controller at the New Mexico Finance Authority were arrested Wednesday on charges of state securities violations related to a fake audit that made the agency’s revenue look...

Homeland Security wants to extend NM border zone

August 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is eyeing a plan to extend the border zone in New Mexico by 30 miles to allow some Mexican nationals to visit deeper into the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced...