SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has reappointed a retired Bernalillo County District Attorney's office employee to the state Parole Board.
Verna Morris of Albuquerque will serve a term expiring on June 30, 2019. The 15-member board has the power to grant or deny parole for adult offenders.
Morris joined the Parole Board in 2007 during former Gov. Bill Richardson's administration.
She retired from the Second Judicial District Attorney's office in 2007 as a victim advocate coordinator. The governor's office said that Morris had worked in the prosecutor's office for 30 years.
Martinez was the district attorney in Dona Ana County before taking office as governor in 2011.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.