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  • La Mesilla man sentenced in PlayStation killing

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A La Mesilla man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing a man he suspected stole his PlayStation. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1uozgEU) that 23-year-old Eric Rodriguez received his sentence Friday as...

  • Albuquerque officer in shooting stripped of badge

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old woman and did not record the encounter as required has been placed on administrative leave. Officer Jeremy Dear recently was stripped of his badge and gun but officials...

  • Albuquerque officer in shooting stripped of badge

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old woman and did not record the encounter as required has been placed on administrative leave. Officer Jeremy Dear recently was stripped of his badge and gun but officials...

  • Eddy County deputy resigns after DWI arrest

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An Eddy County Sheriff’s Office deputy has resigned a day after being arrested for DWI. The Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1vzEtRh) that 32-year-old Jeffrey Clifton handed in his resignation Friday morning. Carlsbad police...

  • Persons of interest in Clovis murder found

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis police say a couple who may have information related to the stabbing death of a woman at a Clovis park has been found. Authorities say 22-year-old Lloyd Bagwell and 20-year-old Shannon Buckmaster were located Friday afternoon...

  • 2 dead after collision with stolen vehicle

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say two people are dead after a truck that was reported stolen crashed into their vehicle. Officer Fred Duran says officers found the pickup and an overturned sedan shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday at the...

  • Woman’s child abandonment conviction overturned

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An appellate court ruling says it’s not a crime under New Mexico’s child abandonment law to put a 2-year-old child to bed in a locked bedroom and ignore the child’s cries during the night. The state Court of Appeals...

  • New Mexico governor appoints new cabinet members

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will have four new cabinet members when she begins her second term in office. She announced Friday that Scott Verhines is stepping down as state engineer. She has appointed Tom Blaine to the post. Blaine is...

  • Groups offer $15K reward in Clovis murder

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two groups are offering a $15,000 reward in hopes of solving the mystery of a Clovis woman found dead in a park. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/eJ5clM) that Curry County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous group of area...

  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

    November 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    This aerial photo shows houses collapsed after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook on Saturday night the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroying...