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Man found guilty of murder in jewelry store killing

August 14, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man charged with robbing an Albuquerque jewelry store and fatally shooting a store clerk in 2013 has been convicted of first-degree murder and armed robbery. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1J1Lb32 ) a jury delivered the guilty verdict Tuesday against 26-year-old Manuel Gardner. Police say Gardner had gone into...

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Chapo’s final walk: 79-year-old begins final 58-mile journey

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — It’s a three-day journey of hope. Victor “Chapo” Montano and his followers are prepared for an annual walk from Deming to San Lorenzo — some 58 miles over Chihuahuan Desert, lush valleys and jagged rocks. “I do...

State officials: New Mexico Democrats’ emails unblocked

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A server issue that was blocking emails from the Democratic Party of New Mexico to state agencies has been resolved, officials said Wednesday. The Department of Information Technology contacted the service provider for state email...

New details in shooting of undercover officer in drug bust

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque police lieutenant who shot and seriously injured an undercover officer during a low-level drug bust may not have known that there was a second officer in a car with was undercover, according to records released by...

New Mexico man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Fruitland man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with a car crash that killed two people in New Mexico last year. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Farrell Bowman entered into a plea agreement in the case...

California firm pays $5.9M for overcharging NM national lab

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A San Diego company will pay $5.9 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal government for computers used at a national security research and development laboratory in New Mexico. The computers sold by a...

Horse trainer suspended in doping case

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A horse trainer faces a one-year suspension and $6,000 in fines after two of his horses tested positive for drugs earlier this year at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1DMR4Fb ) that...

Santa Fe asks judge to uphold ban on small liquor bottles

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council is asking a judge to uphold its decision to ban the sale of small bottles of liquor. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1DJTGnA ) that the city government also wants District Judge Sarah Singleton...

Santa Fe asks judge to uphold ban on small liquor bottles

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council is asking a judge to uphold its decision to ban the sale of small bottles of liquor. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1DJTGnA ) that the city government also wants District Judge Sarah Singleton...

Albuquerque man must repay $23K for fake claims to VAMC

August 12, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $23,000 in restitution for submitting fraudulent claims to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Rick J....