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Ex-leader of Albuquerque-based drug ring gets prison term

July 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former leader of an Albuquerque-based drug trafficking organization has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Christopher Roybal will be on supervised release for five years after serving the prison term and also must pay a $184,000 judgment under terms of his plea agreement. Roybal was...

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Man accused of abducting teen to be extradited to New Mexico

July 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man accused of abducting a 16-year-old girl and taking her to Indiana will be extradited back to New Mexico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque announced Tuesday that 37-year-old Joe Medina faces federal...

GOP official ousted over anti-Trump piñata Santa Fe party

July 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic Republican Party official has been removed from his post after hosting an anti-Donald Trump event that included a necktie-wearing blonde piñata. The move comes after former Santa Fe County GOP treasurer...

Santa Fe police chief announces immediate retirement

July 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe’s police chief is stepping down after just more than a year in office. Police Chief Eric Garcia on Tuesday announced his retirement effective immediately after a meeting with the city manager. Garcia said in a statement...

Imprisoned former sheriff asks court to protect bank funds

July 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former sheriff serving a 10-year prison sentence is asking a judge to prohibit the seizure of $70,000 to pay fines pending an appeal. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1SKMpFm) former Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy...

Victim killed in park shooting identified as 14-year-old

July 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUER, N.M. (AP) — The teenager killed during an early morning drive-by shooting at an Albuquerque park has been identified as a 14-year-old boy. Police say Isaiah Albright. Albright was one of three teens shot during the Monday morning incident at...

State auditor named in California breach-of-contract lawsuit

July 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state auditor has surfaced in a California legal fight involving a former employee of a Native American consulting firm. Court documents say State Auditor Tim Keller was improperly paid to help the company win...

State auditor named in California breach-of-contract lawsuit

July 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state auditor has surfaced in a California legal fight involving a former employee of a Native American consulting firm. Court documents say State Auditor Tim Keller was improperly paid to help the company win...

Chimayo man arrested, accused in death of Arroyo Seco woman

July 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Chimayo man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a northern Santa Fe County woman. County sheriff’s criminal investigators were dispatched early Monday to Boneyard Road in Arroyo Seco after...

Alleged accomplice in Albuquerque motel shooting indicted

July 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man suspected of being an accomplice to the would-be robber who was shot and killed by a former CNN staffer at an Albuquerque motel has been indicted. A Bernalillo County grand jury on Monday indicted 30-year-old Skyy Barrs on...