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Body of man found in Pecos River in Carlsbad

July 5, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Pecos River. Lt. Jon Blackmon says officers responded to a call from city workers at the river, just north of the Bataan Bridge off of Park Drive, on Sunday. Blackmon says the workers found the body of a male floating [&hellip...

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Law preventing property seizures cutting into police budgets

July 5, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico law enforcement agencies say a new state law that prevents authorities from seizing assets from people unless they are convicted of a crime will devastate their budgets. Several police departments say the civil forfeiture...

City weighs plan for upgrades for Albuquerque zoo

July 5, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials are weighing a plan that could determine what improvements the Albuquerque zoo receives over the next 20 years. An advisory board for the BioPark has submitted the proposal to the Albuquerque City Council for...

Elusive carjacking suspect in Albuquerque police custody

July 5, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a carjacking suspect who eluded capture several times in the past week is now in custody. Police say 30-year-old Kevin Folse was arrested Saturday on multiple charges including kidnapping, possession of a...

New Mexico State Fair to toast official beer

July 5, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A special beer is brewing just for the New Mexico State Fair. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1KBLFmB) that La Cumbre Brewing Co. has been chosen by the state’s brewers’ guild to whip up the official New Mexico State Fair...

Federal training center in Artesia hiring amid strike

July 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — A company contracted to maintain the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia is seeking to replace 50 striking workers. The Roswell Daily Record reported (http://bit.ly/1emkUVm ) this week that the Omni Corp. is recruiting...

Body found partially buried in southwest Albuquerque

July 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police found a body in what appears to be a shallow grave in the southwest part of the city. Police say the body, which was partially buried under a concrete slab, was recovered Friday near Bluewater and Airport Drive....

1 dead, 2 injured in car crash near Deming

July 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man from Louisiana has died in a single-vehicle crash near Deming. New Mexico State Police say officers responded Friday shortly before 12:30 a.m. to the crash scene on Interstate 10 east of Deming....

Gov. Martinez: New Mexico needs tougher ‘three strikes’ law

July 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks about new laws expanding the state’s Amber Alert and fighting child prostitution Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at a New Mexico Police State station in Albuquerque N.M. The nation’s only Latina governor denounced...

Santa Fe commission delays vote on $40M hospital expansion

July 4, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe officials are delaying a vote on whether to allow a proposed expansion of a hospital that is one of the city’s largest private employers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1GUY8KN) that the Santa Fe...