BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge appears intent on trying to undo his lenient sentence for a teacher who raped a student, despite warnings that he doesn't have that authority.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh stoked a furor when he sent former Billings Senior High School teacher Stacey Rambold to prison for just 30 days and suggested the 14-year-old victim shared responsibility in the case. The student committed suicide before the case went to trial.
Baugh later apologized, and now says a two-year minimum prison sentence appears mandatory.
He ordered Rambold returned from prison for a Friday resentencing hearing.
Late Thursday, the Montana Attorney General's office filed a petition to block the hearing. The state says only the Montana Supreme Court can correct what the judge has described as an apparent "illegal" sentence.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.