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Man faces more prison time in Albuquerque policeman shooting

September 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A homeless man already serving a 20-year sentence in state prison for shooting an Albuquerque police officer four times during a 2015 traffic stop has pleaded guilty to violating federal firearm laws. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Christopher Cook pleaded guilty Friday to unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition the day...

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Gov. Martinez names Dem, Republican to legislative seats

September 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a Republican and a Democrat to two open legislative seats. Martinez announced Friday she named James White of Albuquerque to fill the vacancy created in Senate District 19 by the...

Court: Email sent on suspect’s probation before girl’s death

September 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A top court official outlined emails and documents Friday that he says show clerks sent the probation file for a man charged in the brutal death of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl to probation officers more than a year before the...

Governor: ‘More items’ may be added to special session

September 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signaled Friday she may add “more items” to a looming special session on the state’s budget crisis amid a partisan stalemate with Democrats. Martinez spokesman Mike Lonergan said the...

Study: Latino population growth slips behind Asian Americans

September 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation’s fastest growing — slowed considerably over the past seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic immigration and birth rates, a...

Navajo lawmaker ordered to pay back $10K in slush fund case

September 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A former Navajo Nation lawmaker has been ordered to pay $10,000 for his involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund. The Gallup Independent reports that Navajo Nation Window Rock District Court judge has already...

State Health Dept.: Valencia County man dies from West Nile

September 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Department of Health officials say a 63-year-old Valencia County man has died from West Nile virus. They say the man developed neuroinvasive disease and was hospitalized before his death. It’s the second human case of...

New Mexico governor, lawmakers no closer to special session

September 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration and Democratic state lawmakers exchanged more blame Thursday for inaction as New Mexico grapples with a growing budget deficit. Martinez promised earlier this summer to call a...

Trial begins for man charged in New Mexico officer’s death

September 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers and the widow of a police officer shot and killed after making a traffic stop in an Albuquerque suburb last year watched in tears Thursday as prosecutors showed jurors video of emergency workers trying to...

New Mexico AG urges feds to protect ITT Tech students

September 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is asking the federal government to protect students in the wake of an announcement by the for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute that it was shutting down its U.S. campuses....