LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Chaparral man has been sentenced to nearly 2 ½ years in prison for assaulting a Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputy in 2015. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Zachary Cadena was convicted four months ago by a Las Cruces jury of battery upon a peace officer and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. They say battery upon a peace officer is a fourth-degree felony while the resisting charge is a misdemeanor. However, a judge imposed the maximum prison sentence on both counts
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling to the Mexican state of Sonora for discussions with officials there about economic development and public safety. The governor's office announced Wednesday that Martinez is traveling to Hermosillo to attend a meeting of a commission that facilitates collaboration between New Mexico and Sonora on economic and law enforcement matters.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A 61-year-old San Juan County man has died from the West Nile virus. New Mexico Department of Health officials say it is the state's first known West Nile death this year. They also say four Bernalillo County residents have tested positive for the virus and have been hospitalized. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases of West Nile in New Mexico this year to seven
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Managers of New Mexico's two major public pension funds say a recent surge in investment earnings will not be enough to address an accumulation of unfunded obligations to retirees. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board Executive Director Jan Goodwin told a panel of lawmakers Thursday that some changes to pension benefits and contributions may be needed to address some $7.4 billion in unfunded liabilities.
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