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Jury deliberates in ‘good Samaritan’ case

March 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors on Monday were deliberating the case against a Santa Fe man accused of killing a preschool teacher who intervened in a fight with his girlfriend. Adrian Gonzales, 31, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the December 2011 stabbing of Victoriano “Mo” Moises Byrne-Gonzales, 21, and another...

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NM businessman released on bond after drug arrest

March 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe businessman arrested on drug charges has been released from jail. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/13v6LgG) that 29-year-old Ashraf Nassar was arrested after police say they found 32 pounds of packaged...

Man accused of fatal shooting in Santa Fe area

March 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting another man during an argument at a home in the Santa Fe area has been arrested. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Jose Gutierrez is expected to face charges of homicide and...

Fatal ‘good Samaritan’ NM case in hands of jury

March 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The case of a New Mexico man accused of killing a preschool teacher who was trying to stop him from beating his girlfriend is in the hands of a jury. Jurors are scheduled Monday to continue deliberations after hearing closing arguments...

Mining companies eye new Navajo Nation projects

March 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Uranium mining companies are showing signs of renewed interest in the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/XKb9Vh) that several companies during the past year have addressed the tribe, begging for permission...

Classmates recall Bishop’s Lodge boarding school

March 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Mary Ellen Smith and Juliet Roseberry hadn’t seen each other since their days as classmates nearly 70 years ago at the Brownmoor School. It was an all-girls boarding and day school that operated in the 1930s and ’40s at...

NM senators resume hearing on education secretary

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Teachers and their unions made a strong show of opposition on Saturday against Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s educational policies, urging senators to reject her choice to lead New Mexico’s agency overseeing public...

NM senators resume hearing on education secretary

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — School workers are making a show of opposition against Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera as lawmakers consider whether to confirm her appointment by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. The Senate Rules Committee heard more public...

DOJ holding forums on Albuquerque police probe

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is hosting a series of community forums around Albuquerque as federal authorities continue their probe into the city’s police department over excessive force claims. Federal officials have scheduled...

Albuquerque police opens ‘Real Time Crime Center’

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police has officially opened a new high tech crime center, joining other cities that have adopted similar systems. The Real Time Crime Center launched Friday after months of testing and is aimed at giving officers access...