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8 Albuquerque residents indicted in drug case

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Eight Albuquerque residents have been charged with the illegal distribution of prescription painkillers and other related offenses. A 32-count indictment was announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and Joseph M. Arabit, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Division. The...

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Forecast: NM should brace for warm, windy spring

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Spring weather patterns are starting to line up and forecasters said Thursday it’s looking more certain that New Mexico will have to endure another round of warm, windy and dry weather. The good news this year is the state is...

Hairdresser bans NM governor over gay marriage

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Politics and hair cutting have collided in New Mexico as a Santa Fe hairdresser is refusing to cut Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s hair again because of her opposition to gay marriage. But the governor isn’t worried about...

NM Gov. Martinez signs business tax cuts

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation into law to reduce taxes on the construction and manufacturing industries. The governor and her supporters say the tax cuts will lower costs for businesses and encourage companies...

Sunland Park mayor hopeful: Sex tape was blackmail

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A Sunland Park mayoral candidate said an unidentified man threatened to blackmail him by releasing a video of a topless woman dancing for him if he didn’t drop out of the race. Mayoral candidate Gerardo Hernandez said...

2 NM jail to use 'Stun-Cuff' device

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County Adult Detention Center has a new device to help control violent inmates when they are being transported or attending court hearings. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Auruhz) that county commissioners...

2 NM jail to use 'Stun-Cuff' device

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County Adult Detention Center has a new device to help control violent inmates when they are being transported or attending court hearings. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Auruhz) that county commissioners...

NM sportsmen upset over appointment to game panel

February 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s decision to replace a member of the state Game Commission with an Albuquerque attorney has upset southern New Mexico sportsmen. The governor last week appointed Paul M. Kienzle III to succeed retired New...

More habitat set aside for 2 Southwestern fish

February 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday pointed to prolonged drought, climate change and an increase in nonnative fish for its decision to reclassify as endangered two fish found in New Mexico and Arizona. The agency also...

State PD search records at Sunland Park City Hall

February 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — State police investigators armed with a search warrant temporarily shut down City Hall, but officials were tight-lipped about what might have prompted the unusual move in this small town known for scandal. State police and...