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Husband of Albuquerque federal prosecutor indicted

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A retired educator who is married to a federal prosecutor in Albuquerque has been indicted on charges that he tipped off a person targeted in a federal firearms investigation. The indictment obtained by the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/QKC8Ky ) charges Danny Burnett with three felony counts of disclosing wiretap information...

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Suspects in NM bank robbery nabbed in Colorado

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says two suspects who robbed a bank in Farmington, N.M., were arrested near Ignacio, Colo., after a high-speed chase. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says a man walked into a Wells Fargo bank branch in Farmington at about 4 p.m....

Albuquerque woman dies in NE city house fire

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque woman has died after fire engulfed the bedroom of her home. Albuquerque Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Romero says crews were called to the northeast Albuquerque neighborhood at about 7:30 a.m....

NM county eliminates annual vendor fee

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county has decided to eliminate an annual fee for vendors in an effort to encourage more businesses to register with the county. Bernalillo County’s purchasing department announced Friday that...

NM lieutenant governor on German trade mission

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is among a group of lieutenant governors traveling to Germany on a trade mission. The National Lieutenant Governors Association said Democratic and Republican lieutenant governors from New Mexico,...

NM job growth continues on negative track

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico labor officials say the state has marked another month of negative over-the-year job growth that represents a loss of 12,400 jobs. The state Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday that job growth was negative 1.5...

Libertarian president candidate speaks in Minn.

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Libertarian Party candidate for president has brought his campaign to Minnesota. Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor who left the Republican Party at the end of 2011, spoke Friday at Macalester College in St. Paul as part...

NM jurors convict consultant in wire fraud case

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal jurors in New Mexico have convicted a Washington, D.C., consultant who once worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of seven counts of wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 59-year-old Daryl J....

Martinez selects Marsh for Aztec judgeship

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed an assistant district attorney to fill a vacant judgeship in northwestern New Mexico. The governor’s office announced Daylene Marsh’s appointment on Friday. Marsh was the only candidate...

Grand jury indicts NMFA ex-controller for fraud

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority has been indicted on securities fraud and forgery charges tied to the falsification of the agency’s financial audit, but a grand jury declined to bring charges against...