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FBI offering reward in attack on Iraqi woman

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI is offering a reward in a case involving a man who assaulted and robbed an Iraqi Catholic refugee in Albuquerque and yelled obscenities about Muslims. The agency announced Thursday it will offer a $2,000 reward for the capture of a suspect who stole $20,000 in gold during the violent [&hellip...

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Deputies: 2 men beat dairy employee over firing

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers are facing charges of beating and stabbing a Chaves County dairy worker who had been tasked with firing one of the suspects, authorities said. Ismael Chairez, 21, and 18-year-old Esequiel Chairez, 18, were arrested this...

Dona Ana County commission may censure treasurer

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County commissioners are scheduled Friday to consider possibly reprimanding county Treasurer David Gutierrez. A hearing on the possible censure of Gutierrez is the only topic on the agenda for a special meeting. According to...

NM winery gets federal grant for chile wine

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico winery has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the federal government to expand production of its chile-infused wines. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced the funding during a visit to St. Clair Winery in Deming on Wednesday. With...

WWII Albuquerque vet’s family gets lost medals

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a late World War II Albuquerque veteran who had lost his service medals has received replacements. KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/wgTJvr) that the New Mexico National Guard presented the family of George Ayala a Bronze...

Activists protest police shooting contest in NM

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Activists say they want a planned police shooting contest in Albuquerque canceled, especially after the city has been under scrutiny for police excess force. Advocates held a rally Wednesday in downtown Albuquerque to call for the...

Prosecutors ask to drop case against sheriff’s son

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will seek to dismiss charges against the son of a northern New Mexico sheriff after they were both arrested for allegedly roughing up a driver during an off-duty traffic stop, authorities said Wednesday. In a...

New Mexico’s infant mortality rate drops

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The infant mortality rate in New Mexico has dropped significantly last year, but health officials said this week that the change is not rare. The latest figures show a decrease from 6.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012 to...

Shiprock man gets 6 years for drunk-driving death

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Shiprock man has been sentenced to six years in prison for killing a passenger while driving under the influence of alcohol. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 39-year-old Alvert Miller was sentenced...

I-40 in Laguna closed after deadly semi crash

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAGUNA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say part of Interstate 40 in Laguna has been shut down due to a fatal crash involving two semi trucks. New Mexico State Police say both trucks crashed around midnight Wednesday, killing a 59-year-old man at the scene. He is...