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Archive for May 23rd, 2012

  • NM wildfire prompts precautionary evacuations

    May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    WILLOW CREEK, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have issued a precautionary evacuation for a small summer community in southwestern New Mexico as a 1,100-acre wildfire continues to grow in the Gila Wilderness. Fire information officer Alex Torres says there are about...

  • NM prisons may get crime stoppers, crisis hotlines

    May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s corrections secretary said he wants all New Mexico prisons to have access to crime stoppers and rape crisis hotlines so inmates can feel free to report sexual assaults. Gregg Marcantel told The Associated Press on...

  • Ex-NM lawyer in DWI homicide gets parole

    May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe attorney convicted in the drunken-driving death of a pedestrian has been granted parole. New Mexico Parole Board chair Sandy Dietz says Carlos Fierro was granted parole from prison Monday and is seeking to live in...

  • NM health official resigns after condoms comment

    May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chief medical officer for the state Department of Health said she was asked to resign after giving a television interview in which she advocated condom use to slow the growth of sexually transmitted diseases among teens. Chief...

  • More than dozen animals killed in NM hospital fire

    May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — More than a dozen animals perished in a fire at a New Mexico veterinary clinic. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/Jzx0DT ) reports authorities say a fire started Monday morning in the front office of Tucumcari Animal Hospital and quickly spread....

  • Man charged in Crouch Mesa shooting likely to plea

    May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A defense attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting another man in front of his 4-year-old son after a fight says the case will not go to trial. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/LiAQoN ) reports an attorney for...

  • NM court upholds conviction in 2007 shooting

    May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man serving more than 60 years for fatally shooting two women failed to get his sentence overturned. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/Jz9nvl) reports the New Mexico State Supreme Court upheld a first-degree murder conviction Monday for Beau...

  • Tucumcari community college offers dinosaur digs

    May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari is offering students the chance to dig for dinosaurs. The school says it will offer three five-day classes in paleontology in June and July where students will search for and learn to excavate...

  • Sheriff: Suspect linked by DNA to missing CA teen

    May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – An undated file photo shows a picture of 15-year-old Sierra LaMar at Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill, Calif. Authorities have arrested Antolin Garcia-Torres in the kidnapping and death of the Northern California teenager whose...

  • Jury sees video of GI buying bomb-making items

    May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This June 14, 2011, file photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors...