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Voters in New Mexico city to decide on voter ID

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in one of New Mexico’s booming oil and gas communities are set to decide on a measure that would require a photo ID in local elections in what is the latest battleground over requiring strict identification to cast ballots. A special election in Hobbs next month to amend the city’s [&hellip...

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2 injured in New Mexico oilfield explosion

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An explosion at an oilfield tank battery in southeastern New Mexico has injured two workers. The Carlsbad Current Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1rmL684) the two workers were transported to an area hospital. The extent of their injuries...

2 injured after oil field explosion near Carlsbad

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Two people reportedly have been injured after an explosion at an oil field site near Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that one man possibly suffered a broken leg and the other had burns to his face and torso. The...

State Police: Ammo, firearms seized in New Mexico

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they’ve arrested a convicted felon and seized thousands of rounds of ammunition and 39 firearms after executing a search warrant in Laborcita Canyon. Police say they received information that...

Major transmission line inches closer to service

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government is one step closer to approving a proposed $2 billion electric transmission line between Arizona and New Mexico that has become a priority for the Obama administration. The Bureau of Land Management this week...

NM ex-school chief gets battery charge dropped

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A sexual battery charge against a former New Mexico Military Institute athletic director has been dropped. An attorney for Reginald “Reggie” Franklin recently told the Roswell Daily Record (http://goo.gl/wicOcu ) that a...

Murder case dismissed over lack of speedy trial

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge in Albuquerque has dismissed murder charges against a man whom the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled was denied his constitutional right to a speedy trial. District Judge Monica Zamora granted a defense request to dismiss...

Arizona woman dies in I-40 rollover in New Mexico

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Arizona woman is dead after a rollover crash in New Mexico. New Mexico State Police responded to the accident on Interstate 40 east of Gallup shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday. Police say 21-year-old Susan Mendez of...

Canvassing board orders recount in statewide race

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The certification of New Mexico’s general election results is on holding pending a recount in the statewide race for land commissioner. The State Canvassing Board met Tuesday in Santa Fe and ordered a recount in the contest...

Lapel cameras coming to Roswell police

November 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police are set to become the latest law enforcement agency to require all officers to wear lapel cameras. KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/le39mD) that the department this week is putting in the final bid on 60 cameras. Officials...