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Las Cruces woman gets prison in baby daughter’s 2014 death

August 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces woman has been sentenced to 21 years in prison in the death of her infant daughter. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Annette Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday to six counts of child abuse, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of attempt to commit abuse of a child [&hellip...

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Acoma Pueblo man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

August 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Acoma Pueblo man has pleaded guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge and is facing up to eight years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Dwight T. Brown entered his plea Wednesday without a plea agreement. Brown...

Investigation: EPA, state missed potential for mine blowout

August 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Despite prior warnings that dangerous levels of toxic water were building inside a Colorado mine, federal and state regulators mistakenly concluded the pressure was not high enough to cause an accident, an investigation...

APNewsBreak: New Mexico rolls out work rules for food stamps

August 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tens of thousands of low-income New Mexicans will have more time to meet work and job-training requirements if they want to remain eligible for food stamps, state officials announced Tuesday. New Mexico Human Services Secretary...

Sex abuse charges against ex-school official prompt review

August 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime school administrator from Denver brought the professional credentials to become deputy superintendent in New Mexico’s largest school district this summer. But there was more to his background: an arrest record that...

Suspect in chase dead after police shooting in Santa Fe

August 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A driver who led law enforcement officers on high-speed chase along Interstate 25 from Albuquerque to Santa Fe was shot and killed early Tuesday after running away from his disabled pickup truck with a firearm and exchanging gunfire...

Albuquerque mayor urges Forest Service to withdraw proposal

August 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city is urging the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw consideration of a potential wilderness designation that he says would limit the public’s access to a popular recreation area bordering...

‘Fastest Nun in the West’ faces 1st test in Sainthood push

August 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools is facing her first test for Sainthood. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is hosting Tuesday a “first...

Alamogordo police officer fired following threat allegations

August 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A 43-year-old Alamogordo police officer has been fired more than a month after he was arrested for threatening rental store employees with a handgun. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Officer Warren Whittington was dismissed by...

Downtown Santa Fe bathrooms to be kept locked

August 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe officials say the presence of trash including used condoms and drug paraphernalia has spurred them to lock up restrooms in downtown parking facilities. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1hREydW) the decision...