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10 Albuquerque officers on leave following latest shooting

May 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ten Albuquerque police officers were placed on paid administrative leave Friday pending an investigation into a shooting that wounded a suspected car thief who tried to run them over. Just because the officers are on leave doesn’t mean they all fired their weapons during Thursday’s shooting, police spokeswoman Celina...

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Teen births down but remain a stubborn problem in New Mexico

May 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has a stubborn problem: its persistent ranking at or near the top in the nation when it comes to teen pregnancies. A new legislative analysis suggests that the state Health Department in collaboration with other agencies...

2 rabbits from Santa Fe area test positive for tularemia

May 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Animal control officers say two rabbits removed from areas near Santa Fe have tested positive for tularemia. Tularemia is bacteria that can cause infection in humans and domestic pets and is similar to bubonic plague. According to the...

Man accused of killing officer to face federal charges

May 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and killing a Rio Rancho police officer during a traffic stop will face federal firearms charges. Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint Friday alleging that 28-year-old Andrew Romero was a felon in...

Education department: Number of teachers licenses increase

May 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, left, and Gov. Susana Martinez, right, watch Valencia High School students perform a chemistry experiment Friday, May 29, 2015 in Albuquerque, N.M. at the 2015 Science Technology Engineering and Math...

Court overturns man’s convictions in kidnap-torture case

May 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state court has overturned an Alamogordo man’s convictions in a kidnap-torture case, ruling that his mental retardation requires that he instead be referred for civil commitment proceedings. The Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday...

Game and Fish officers kill puppy-eating cougar in Raton

May 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RATON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Department of Game and Fish officers have killed a cougar in a Raton neighborhood after it reportedly attacked a puppy on a woman’s front porch. The woman called 911 on Thursday night, saying she saw a small cougar attack...

Governor unveils 20 percent jump in funds to train teachers

May 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

http://www.apexchange.com/Content/preview/2015/20150529/18/130ae6f1fe9be217770f6a706700f341.jpg New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, right, works on a chemistry experiment with Valencia High School senior Dominic Torrez, 16, left, Friday, May...

DA to move quickly against suspects in officer’s killing

May 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — District Attorney Lemuel Martinez said Thursday he plans to seek the maximum punishment against a known gang member suspected of shooting and killing a Rio Rancho police officer during a traffic stop. Martinez acknowledged that the...

June 4 funeral set for fallen Rio Rancho police officer

May 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A funeral is scheduled next week for a Rio Rancho police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop. Officer Gregg Benner was gunned down Monday evening after stopping a vehicle in the Albuquerque suburb and later died at a...