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Albuquerque police officer fatally shoots woman

April 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a truck was shot and killed during a chase with Albuquerque police, making her the third person in five weeks to be killed by officers and the first since the department was put under federal orders to reduce the use of deadly force and reform [&hellip...

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Court upholds dismissal of corruption case

April 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico prosecutor who lost a legal challenge seeking to revive a public corruption case against former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron said Tuesday that he is considering taking it to the state’s highest court. The...

Albuquerque man charged in wife’s death

April 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing a murder charge after police found his wife dead inside their home while making a welfare check. Officer Tasia Martinez says officers were dispatched early Tuesday to check on Larry and Geraldine...

High court to hear legislator election case

April 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court is expediting a hearing in an election challenge that removed Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint from the June 3 primary election ballot. The court on Tuesday set an April 29 hearing on an appeal...

Senators seek support for Southwest Chief route

April 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three U.S. senators are seeking support for capital improvements to Amtrak’s long-distance routes, including one that passes through New Mexico and Colorado. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Mark Udall of...

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

April 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

This June 2013 photo provided by the University of North Florida Office of Research shows a drone at the Blue J area in northwestern New Mexico. Researchers outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial...

UNM’s Crusoe Gongbay suspended, facing charges

April 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico says running back Crusoe Gongbay is facing rape charges and has been suspended from the team. University officials issued a statement Monday night saying the 20-year-old turned himself in to campus...

Court urges rewrite of child pornography law

April 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court on Monday overturned more than two dozen convictions in separate child pornography cases in a ruling that drew sharp criticism from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor. The state...

Democratic incumbent legislator bumped from ballot

April 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint, a maverick lawmaker who has sided with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on several high-profile legislative votes, was removed from the June 3 primary election ballot on Monday by a judge who...

Albuquerque police officer fatally shoots woman

April 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police said an officer shot and killed an auto theft suspect early Monday, the third shooting by officers in the troubled department in just over a month and the first on the heels of a federal investigation that faulted...