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Police: Deputy killed in crash wasn’t wearing seat belt

December 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Valencia County sheriff’s deputy ejected and killed in a crash apparently wasn’t wearing a seat belt when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and it overturned, authorities said Wednesday. According to the New Mexico State Police, a preliminary investigation indicated 30-year-old Ryan Thomas of Belen was responding...

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New Mexico’s leading health care system to trim 500 jobs

December 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s leading health care system will have to eliminate more than 500 positions. The chancellor for the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has told legislators that recent state budget cuts and other revenue...

The Latest: ‘Angels’ placed outside home where kids killed

December 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

A small memorial of a stuffed animal and candles left by neighbors sits outside an Albuquerque, N.M, home on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, a day after police say a man broke in and fatally shot three children. Albuquerque police say the three children were killed...

New Mexico senator decides against running for governor

December 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Despite the encouragement of supporters, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall said Wednesday he will not run for governor in his home state of New Mexico in 2018. The Democrat made the announcement in an emailed statement, putting to rest any...

Albuquerque man is arraigned for drug trafficking, firearms

December 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Days after getting a 16-year prison sentence for the road rage killing of a 4-year-old girl, an Albuquerque man has been arraigned in federal court on an indictment for drug trafficking and firearms charges. Prosecutors say...

New Mexico city continues Ten Commandments monument lawsuit

December 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city is asking a larger panel of judges to review a decision that found its Ten Commandments monument unconstitutional. The Daily Times of Farmington reports (http://bit.ly/2gzzeLQ) that the city of Bloomfield will...

The Latest: Police: Shots fired at officer; 3 in custody

December 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on an incident involving shots fired at a New Mexico State Police officer (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Authorities say three people are in custody following a search after shots were fired at a New Mexico State Police officer...

The Latest: New training focused on sex assault, rape cases

December 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico’s backlog of untested evidence kits from rapes and other sexual assaults (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Law enforcement officers across New Mexico will soon be required to undergo training on how to use...

Amber Alert canceled after 12-year-old girl found with man

December 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

A missing 12-year-old girl from southeastern Arizona who was the subject of an Amber Alert was found walking along a rural highway in southwestern New Mexico with a 34-year-old man who had been sought in her disappearance, authorities said Tuesday. A...

Police: 3 kids killed, mother critically injured in shooting

December 6, 2016 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

A small memorial of a stuffed animal and candles left by neighbors sits outside an Albuquerque, N.M, home on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, a day after police say a man broke in and fatally shot three children. Albuquerque police say the three children were killed...