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One of Roswell’s Most Wanted now serving time for attempted murder

February 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Jan. 29, Jimmy Aragon pleaded no contest to charges of aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon filed on April 18, 2011, and on separate charges of attempted murder that were filed on July 11, 2011. Aragon, 30, was among the first people listed as Roswell’s Most Wanted early in 2011. Then he was wanted [&hellip...

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Slew of animal protection bills pending in NM

February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Coming off years of drought and recession that have taken a toll on animals as well as humans, New Mexico lawmakers are considering more than two dozen animal protection bills that propose everything from raising money for starving...

Senate OKs tough sanctions for hunting violations

February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico could impose tougher penalties for violations of hunting and fishing laws under a proposal approved Monday by the Senate. The measure, if enacted, will allow the state Game Commission to suspend or revoke someone’s...

Senate confirms Finance Authority board members

February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two board members of the New Mexico Finance Authority, which was entangled in a scandal last year over a fake audit. Clovis businessman Blake Curtis was unanimously confirmed and Albuquerque lawyer Nann Winter...

Pregnant women told to take whooping cough vaccine

February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico are recommending that all pregnant women get a vaccine to guard against the spread of whooping cough. The recommendation on Monday by the New Mexico Department of Health is intended to prevent the spread...

Suspect recaptured after escape at NM hospital

February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A burglary suspect who escaped from police custody while at a Santa Fe hospital was recaptured a short time later as he hid under a staircase at a nearby high school. Authorities tell The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/Xg5Ht1)...

Sex offenders to be sent to Otero County facility

February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prison officials in early March will begin moving the first of 288 violent or predatory sex offenders to a privately run detention facility in Otero County. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VZlfDi ) that...

Climate contradiction: Less snow, more blizzards

February 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2012 file photo, man-made snow coats a ski run next to barren ground under a chairlift at Shawnee Peak ski area in Bridgton, Maine. Scientists point to both scant recent snowfall in parts of the country and this month’s...

Ex-boyfriend: McCready left rehab too soon

February 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Yellow crime-scene tape blocks off the home of Mindy McCready in Heber Springs, Ark., on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The country singer was found dead there Sunday in an apparent suicide. She was 37. (AP Photo/Jeannie Nuss) HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy...

Round-the-world UK cyclists killed in Thailand

February 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this undated family photo supplied Monday Feb. 18, 2013, showing British couple Peter Root and Mary Thompson, both 34, who were killed in Thailand Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013, in a road accident during their round-the-world cycling odyssey. The couple from...