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NM man sentenced to prison in child sex abuse case

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Mescalero man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in New Mexico in a child sex abuse case. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Manuel Coronado Cervantes was sentenced Monday by a U.S. District judge in Santa Fe. He was ordered to comply with sex offender registration and notification requirements and [&hellip...

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta attendance declines

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say attendance at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fell from last year. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta organizers announced Monday that estimated attendance at this year’s nine-day event last month...

Authorities: NM man shot neighbor’s Chihuahua

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after authorities say he shot and killed a neighbor’s pet Chihuahua for barking too much. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YLqIuJ) that Jack River is accused of shooting the Chihuahua with a...

Visa lets Mexican boy with tumor gets US care

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 9-year-old Mexican boy with a massive tumor and his family have been granted extended visas so he can receive intensive treatment in New Mexico. The newly granted documents will allow the boy known only as Jose and his family to...

San Juan County helicopter used in more arrests

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says its helicopter has been involved in more arrests than ever before and it is spending more time in San Juan County skies. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/UcErvE ) that the...

Valencia County officials say spending ‘a mess’

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Valencia County officials say spending is out of control in the county and has been for decades as managers have blown money with almost no checks and balances. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SKA7zm) that officials say Valencia County...

Utility workers face tasks monumental and mundane

November 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, an electrical worker cleans wiring at a substation in Hoboken, New Jersey. With 1.9 million residents still without power, 67,000 utility workers are trying to restore power in the Northeast. But besides...

Prosecutor: US soldier had blood of victims on him

November 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System photo, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry...

Americans face prospect of status quo Congress

November 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2012 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A barrage of negative ads, more than $2 billion in spending and months of campaign stops come down to this reality:...

Hearing for Army general accused of sex crimes

November 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair. Sinclair, who served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having inappropriate...