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Archive for June 13th, 2013

  • Smoke, heat make it hard to size up Jaroso Fire

    June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Smoke, intense heat and rugged terrain were making it difficult Thursday for fire managers in northern New Mexico to size up a blaze that was racing across thousands of acres of dead and downed trees deep in the Pecos Wilderness....

  • Church Rock man gets prison for 2011 beating death

    June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Church Rock man has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in federal prison for second-degree murder. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Danny Dan Don Brown also was ordered by a judge Thursday to pay $1,200 restitution to cover the cost of the...

  • New wildfire burning in NM southwest of Cimarron

    June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — There’s another wildfire burning in New Mexico now. State Forestry officials say the White Peak’s fire has charred an estimated 850 acres about 14 miles southwest of Cimarron. The lightning-caused fire began Thursday...

  • Ex-detective back on stand in ex-NM officer case

    June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A lead investigator in the case of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife came under aggressive questioning Thursday from a defense attorney who suggested that the investigator was trying to anger and scare...

  • Court rules against grandmother in child porn case

    June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors can use photographic evidence from a seized camera against an Albuquerque grandmother and her boyfriend, who allegedly had sex with the woman’s 4-year-old granddaughter. The...

  • State prison to cut well water use as of July

    June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state penitentiary complex south of Santa Fe uses millions of gallons of water a month. But as of July, the complex will hook up to the county water system and use its wells only for backup. New Mexico Department of Corrections...

  • NM woman pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

    June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Beclabito woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a stabbing last year. Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Krisohn Adakai entered into a plea agreement Thursday. They say she’s facing an 11-year sentence in...

  • Albuquerque apartment complex burned by fire

    June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A police officer was treated for minor smoke inhalation after he and two other government workers rescued a baby and other occupants of a small apartment complex destroyed by fire Thursday. The police officer, a Bernalillo County...

  • Amateurs enjoy solid performances at US Open

    June 13, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Cheng-Tsung Pan, of Taiwan, tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Cheng-Tsung Pan had a pretty good day...

  • Obama to step up military support of Syrian rebels

    June 13, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this April 30, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama answers questions during his new conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. U.S. officials said June 13, 2013, that the Obama...