ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former courthouse administrator who was sent to federal prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution in a courthouse corruption scandal that rocked New Mexico politics has been hired by the state Law Offices of the Public Defender. Toby Martinez, was accused more than a decade ago of bilking the state out of $4.2 million in the construction of an $83 million courthouse. A former state senator was among the defendants.
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico 12-year-old will undergo a 15-day evaluation after a jury found he brought an airsoft pistol to school and threatened a school employee. Prosecutors said Friday the child entered Marshall Middle School with the pellet gun on Feb. 8, before school officials were able to secure it from him.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two scholars, including one who protested against Albuquerque police, have written a guide for activists pushing for police reforms. David Correia and Tyler Wall said their book "The Police: A Field Guide" released this month is intended to provide activists ways to identify attempts by those seeking to thwart prevention of future police shootings.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to expand a child abduction alert system to American Indian reservations, sending it to President Donald Trump. The bill is named for Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was taken from the Navajo Nation in May 2016, sexually assaulted and killed. An Amber Alert wasn't issued until the day after she was reported missing.
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