April 24, 2014

This Week's SFR Picks


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Topic: crime

Jail, Inc.

Budget woes could force Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility to revisit a horrifying past

Features Declining revenues and rising costs have put the prison in financial trouble. Some officials say the county can’t handle the expense, and they’ve proposed a solution: return the jail’s medical...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Wren Abbott

Rate of Return

AG’s Office struggles to recover funds after Medicaid fraud

Local News Two months ago, Attorney General Gary King indicted Joseph and Catherine Hernandez of Medicaid fraud with charges that would require them to pay around $78,600 back to the state.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Joey Peters

Unjust Surplus?

In Brief

Local News A look at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center’s financial disclosures throws doubt on the hospital’s claims of being under-reimbursed for providing indigent health care.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Wren Abbott

Improper Evidence

In Brief

Local News The case of a woman charged with 15 counts of animal cruelty in Cibola County ended in a mistrial Wednesday, June 15.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Joey Peters

Catalytic Con

Police say catalytic converter thefts are down. Victims disagree

Local News Catalytic converter theft hit a high mark in Santa Fe between last fall and this spring. Police now say the problem is solved, but others disagree.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Joey Peters


In Brief

Local News A Department of Health attempt to expose alleged unfair hiring practices and improper handling of public funds took a hit when her complaints were dismissed.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Wren Abbott

Online Action

In Brief

Local News Challenging Gov. Susana Martinez’ authority may be the legal quagmire du jour, but the rumblings within the ranks of New Mexico’s state government aren’t any less loud—or, for that matte...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Sex Appeal

Advocates push back against New Mexico’s sex-crime laws

Local News To the casual observer, Lloyd Swartz looks like every other middle-aged guy hosting a yard sale on a Saturday afternoon in May. From the driveway of his modest adobe house, but Swartz carries the stigma of a se...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

County Approves Christus Cash

In Brief

Local News Santa Fe County commissioners have signed off on an unconventional arrangement to boost Medicaid dollars for Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Wren Abbott

Fruit Suit

Evidence destruction alleged in civil case headed for trial

Local News At first blush, it sounds like the epitome of a frivolous lawsuit: A Santa Fe man sues Whole Foods Market, alleging he was hurt by flying boxes of mandarin oranges. But the allegations in this case, scheduled t...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Wren Abbott