Politics

Updated: Gov. Martinez Starts NM Legislature With State of the State Address

SANTA FE - New Mexico lawmakers met in Santa Fe Tuesday for the beginning of the 2012 New Mexico Legislative Session. Governor Susana Martinez began the legislative session by delivering the State of the State Address.

Man Blows a .15 BAC, Slams into an EPPD Unit

EL PASO-- He broke the law, and a police car. An El Paso man was arrested not just for D-W-I, but for crashing into a unit. Police say 39-year-old George Gay blew a B.A.C. of more than .15.

22-Year-Old Arrested for Outstanding Warrant

EL PASO-- A 22-year-old was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Police say Robert Davis was wanted for an outstanding warrant for probation violation for credit card abuse.

Ex-Irvin High Teacher Marco Alferez Sentenced to Max. Term in Prison for Child Porn

EL PASO-- Ex-Irvin High School teacher Marco Alferez has been sentenced to 50-years in prison for child porn-- the maximum sentence.

Jesus Gandara Sr. Facing Corruption Charges

SAN DIEGO-- The Gandara family is in the spotlight again tonight, and this time, it's Jesus Gandara Sr. that's in trouble.

New Group Joins Occupy El Paso Protesters

EL PASO-- There's something new at the Occupy El Paso protest in Downtown El Paso. Protesters have set up a tipi in San Jacinto Plaza. It joins the tents and makeshift campsites already there.

Recall: Issue Between Pastor and Mayor Continues to Boil

Things are really heated now that Pastor Tom Brown has turned in all three petitions in his effort to recall the mayor and two city representatives.

New Video of Flight 93 Crash Surfaces Days Before 10 Year Anniversary of 9/11

Shanksville, Pennsylvania-- New video footage has surfaced days before the 10 year anniversary of September 11, 2001. The video was shot just after United Flight 93 crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania on that day.

Mexico's President Vows to Fight Against Cartels Until His Last Day in Office

MEXICO CITY-- Mexico's president gave a nationally televised speech on Friday and addressed the ongoing drug war in the country, as well as the deaths of more than fifty people in a casino fire in the Northern city of Monterrey last week.

President Obama To Begin Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- President Obama addressed the nation Wednesday, and announced a plan to bring home almost 33,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by next summer.

Democrats & Republicans Agree... To Disagree

WASHINGTON D.C.— There's still no agreement between the two political parties, and now it seems the Democrats and Republicans can't even seem to agree on what to disagree.

Mexico Votes to Take Adultery Off of Its List of Criminal Offenses

MEXICO CITY— Adulterers, relax. Mexico will no longer find adultery illegal. But some states will.

Congress Defunds NPR

WASHINGTON D.C.

First African-American Woman to Ever Lead a Major Presidential Campaign to Visit NMSU

LAS CRUCES— A woman who made history for being the first African American woman to lead a major presidential campaign will be at the New Mexico State University campus next week.

Gov. Perry Warns 100,000 Teachers Could be Fired Statewide Due to Budget Woes in State

AUSTIN— Governor Rick Perry blamed government spending and legislation as causes that bankrupt states, causing Texas districts to consider laying off teachers statewide.