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New Mexico recount remains on hold over procedures

December 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Both sides in the race to be New Mexico’s land commissioner, one of the most powerful positions in state government, are negotiating how a recount will be conducted in hopes of avoiding a showdown before the New Mexico Supreme Court. Several hundred votes separate Republican Aubrey Dunn and incumbent Ray [&hellip...

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Judge ousted by voters trying to stay in office

December 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An eastern New Mexico judge who lost a retention election last month is trying to stay in office by seeking to be appointed to fill the vacancy. Voters in Quay, De Baca and Harding counties on Nov. 4 rejected District Judge Albert...

12-year-old girl killed in Albuquerque-area wreck

December 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities say a 12-year-old girl is dead as a result of an Albuquerque-area accident in which several other children were injured. The Sheriff’s Department says the two-vehicle accident occurred Monday...

Senators welcome fines for nuke repository mishaps

December 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two U.S. senators are welcoming more than $54 million in penalties being levied against the U.S. Department of Energy for numerous violations that resulted in the indefinite closure of the nation’s only...

Democrats pick Padilla as New Mexico Senate whip

December 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Majority Democrats in the New Mexico Senate have chosen Sen. Michael Padilla over two rivals as their whip. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://goo.gl/lTYFrQ ) reports that Democratic senators picked the 42-year-old Albuquerque...

Albuquerque in negotiations for downtown ice rink

December 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials are hoping to make the city a little cooler with another ice rink. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1wPuk2V) that city officials are in final negotiations to have a rink in Civic Plaza. The Outpost Ice Arena is...

Police say 3 men plotted to rob man at park

December 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an elaborate plot to rob a man at an Albuquerque park resulted in a homicide. Albuquerque police are looking for three teenagers they believe were involved in the shooting of 19-year-old Nicoles Aragon. The men are...

State approves Kirtland petition for incorporation

December 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The community of Kirtland is one step closer to incorporation. The Farmington Daily Times reports that (http://bit.ly/1yEouAW ) the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration approved Kirtland’s petition to incorporate...

Albuquerque store clerk shot during robbery

December 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Albuquerque convenience store clerk has been shot and the suspect, who is still at large, has been linked to several other robberies. Albuquerque police spokesman Fred Duran says the male suspect entered the store...

Artesia widow sues medical helicopter service

December 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The family of an Artesia man who died while en route to the hospital is suing the medical transport helicopter service that transported him. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1s1oiuX) Saturday that an attorney for...