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Gallup bishop to undergo thyroid cancer surgery

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Diocese of Gallup officials say Bishop James S. Wall was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is scheduled to have a tumor surgically removed Thursday in Phoenix. Diocesan officials didn’t say what specific type of thyroid cancer Wall has or where in Phoenix he will receive medical treatment. The Gallup Independent [&hellip...

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Ex-Albuquerque Mayor Chavez takes DC lobbying job

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez has been hired by a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm. Ibarra Strategy Group announced Tuesday that Chavez recently was hired to assist with “business development and strategic...

NM man pleads guilty in a drug trafficking case

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing at least a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Homero Varela entered his plea Tuesday. They say the plea...

Albuquerque man sentenced to prison for child porn

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Christopher Daves received a 46-month prison term to be...

NM man gets 8-year prison term in firearms case

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for possessing a stolen firearm and ammunition. Prosecutors say 61-year-old Charles Brown also was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised release after serving...

Police substation remains unused most of the time

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A half-million-dollar police station paid for by San Juan County taxpayers for use by the Navajo Nation has been little more than a temporary rest stop. The building near Huerfano, about 30 miles south of Bloomfield near U.S. 550,...

NM grad rate jumps after exit exam reprieve

January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Gov. Susana Martinez, center left, and education secretary Hanna Skandera, center right, reveal the latest graduation rates at a news conference Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2013 at Rio Rancho High School in Rio Rancho, N.M. New Mexico’s four-year high...

Gun restrictions go before NM legislative panel

January 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature joined a national debate over gun violence Monday as lawmakers considered a proposal to require criminal background checks of people buying firearms from private sellers, including at gun shows. The House...

‘Breaking Bad’ filming in downtown Albuquerque

January 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews are in downtown Albuquerque to begin filming the fifth and final season of the popular television show “Breaking Bad.” KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/WJJK31) reports that filming is scheduled Tuesday in Civic Plaza and in...

NM House OKs bill to expand Amber Alert system

January 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers have approved a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to broaden a state warning system for finding abducted children. The House approved a measure on Monday to expand the Amber Alert system to include...