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State Police releases names of officers in fatal shooting

February 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have released the names of five officers involved in the fatal shooting of a fugitive last weekend near Ruidoso. The U.S. Marshals Service says 41-year-old Jason Moncrief Carter had an outstanding warrant out of Texas for sexual contact with a minor. He was located last Friday at [&hellip...

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NM House panel tables bill to ban coyote-killing contests

February 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate-approved measure that would ban coyote-killing contests in New Mexico has stalled in the House. The House Agriculture, Water and Wildlife Committee voted 8-2 Friday to table the measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mark Moores...

Carlsbad man gets 10-year prison term for drug trafficking

February 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Carlsbad man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking and firearms violations. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Christopher O. Reza also was sentenced Friday to four years of supervised release...

Mayor says water safe despite study on human waste in rivers

February 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Farmington says residents don’t have to worry about their drinking water despite a study that found significant levels of bacteria hinting at the presence of human waste in two San Juan County rivers. “I want...

CEO: Nonprofit hopes to continue New Mexico operations

February 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona nonprofit says it will submit a 90-day notice to cease providing mental health services in southern New Mexico but is willing to continue those operations under certain conditions. Dan Ranieri of Tucson-based La Frontera...

Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

February 28, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 27, 2015, photo, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., stands outside the House chamber holds a procedural votes on a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Democrats didn’t get all they...

China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

February 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, giant panda Ya Ya plays at a wildness recovery training base in Foping county in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. According to a census by China’s State Forestry Administration, the panda...

Mexican police capture top cartel capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez

February 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

ADDS PHOTOGRAPHER’S BYLINE – Federal police escort who they identify as Servando “La Tuta” Gomez,” leader of the Knights Templar cartel, as he sits inside helicopter at the Attorney General’s Office hangar in Mexico City,...

Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

February 28, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Boulder, Colo., City Attorney Thomas Carr speaks at a tribal marijuana conference for tribal governments considering whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal, agricultural, or recreational use, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Tulalip, Wash. Representatives of 75...

Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

February 28, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Flags around the Missouri Capitol complex in Jefferson City were lowered to half staff Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, after the death of State Auditor Tom Schweich, who died Thursday morning. Police in suburban St. Louis are calling the death of Schweich an...