Albuquerque man gets 26-year prison term in grandma’s murder
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison in connection with the killing of his grandmother in 2018.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of an Albuquerque man for a fatal shooting in a dispute over a $30 drug debt.
CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge says arrest warrants for a man accused of killing four people and wounding another in two shootings are enough evidence to proceed in the case.
UNM Board of Regents selects officers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has elected a former state treasurer and management school dean as its president.
New Mexico Senate confirms appointments of 5 new UNM regents
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's appointments of five new members of the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
The Senate's action Friday came just under a week after Lujan Grisham announced Feb. 9 her appointments of businesswoman Kimberly Sanchez Rael and UNM law Professor Emeritus Robert Schwartz for two-year terms, former Regents Sandra K. Begay and Douglas M. Brown for four-year terms and student Melissa C. Henry to a two-year term.
Lujan Grisham appoints 5 to University of New Mexico regents
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is making appointments to fill five seats on the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
Lujan Grisham's appointments announced Saturday include businesswoman Kimberly Sanchez Rael and UNM law Professor Emeritus Robert Schwartz for six-year terms, former Regents Sandra K. Begay and Douglas M. Brown for four-year term and student Melissa C. Henry to a two-year term.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the state Senate.
Judge orders sale of property purchased by sect’s leaders
GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered that a 7,680-acre (3,108-hectare) northwestern New Mexico property purchased by leaders of a paramilitary religious sect be sold to satisfy a $2.9 million judgment won by a former member of the sect.
The Gallup Independent reports that state District Judge Pedro Rael ordered the sale in a ruling Tuesday to satisfy a lawsuit filed by Maura Schmierer in New Mexico in 2004.
The Latest: Departing New Mexico auditor defends efforts
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a clash in New Mexico between the departing Republican state auditor and leading Democrats (all times local):
Departing Republican New Mexico State Auditor Wayne Johnson says his elected successor is interfering with an inquiry into whether the state attorney general's office followed proper bidding procedures for a public contract awarded to a private law firm.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe has paid more than $212,000 to settle a lawsuit over a police officer's shooting of a neighborhood watchman when both responded to a late-night burglar alarm.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 58-year-old Southern California woman has been awarded $31 million in an age discrimination case against her former employer.
Codie Rael of Ontario sued Washington-based Danaher Corp. and two subsidiaries, claiming that Rael's bosses repeatedly made remarks that she was "outdated," ''part of the old culture" and a "dumb female." Rael said she quit from job stress.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by Albuquerque police after an armed robbery and pursuit and his female accomplice who was arrested.
Police say 47-year-old Richard Rivera who shot Saturday in a supermarket parking lot following the robbery of a cellphone store.
Sheriff: Albuquerque firm will review use-of-force policies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A law firm that has represented multiple New Mexico law enforcement officers in misconduct cases and other litigation has been tapped by the sheriff in New Mexico's largest county to review his department's use-of-force and pursuit policies.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a planned audit of the Bernalillo County sheriff's use-of-force policies (all times local):
A law firm that has represented multiple New Mexico law enforcement officers in misconduct cases has been tapped by the sheriff in New Mexico's largest county to review his department's use-of-force and pursuit policies.
Espanola man’s lowrider museum dream soon to be reality
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A walk around Fred Rael's Espanola home is like strolling through a museum of lowrider culture.
It starts with his two conjoined garages with walls covered in car show posters, license plates, rims and other relics from 40 years of lowriding. That's also where he keeps two of his three vintage cars, a burnt orange 1967 Chevrolet Impala and Na black 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.
Idaho judge orders county clerk to file petition
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Idaho judge has ordered a county clerk to file a petition from a group seeking to ask voters to stop a development planned on irrigated farmland and grazing land north of Boise.
The Ada County clerk had rejected the petition by the Dry Creek Valley Coalition that aimed to start the referendum process, the Capital Press reported .
ACLU: New Mexico deputies kept pulling over black US agent
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A black female federal immigration agent on assignment in New Mexico was repeatedly pulled over by sheriff's deputies — and twice by the same deputy — with no probable cause, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico.
Los Alamos man gets prison in child porn case
A 40-year-old Los Alamos man who downloaded child pornography onto home computer equipment received a nine-year prison sentence Wednesday, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office said.
State District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer, who in June found David Rael guilty on three counts of sexual exploitation of children for the manufacture, distribution and possession of sexually explicit images of minors, imposed the sentence after Rael underwent an evaluation by the state Corrections Department.
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