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Albuquerque waiter won’t be tried in drugging case

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of drugging a woman nearly four years ago while he was waiting tables at an Albuquerque restaurant is no longer facing charges. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13NeKJ2) that a Sandoval County judge dismissed the case Friday against Damon Morgan because prosecutors were taking too long to go to trial. In [&hellip...

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Police ID 2 killed in head-on crash near San Ysidro

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SAN YSIDRO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified the driver and passenger killed in a crash on U.S. 550 in Sandoval County after a pursuit by law enforcement was called off. New Mexico State Police said Friday that 30-year-old Barbara M. Arriola and...

UTEP cheerleading coach arrested for DWI

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a cheerleading coach for the University of Texas-El Paso was arrested for driving while intoxicated the day before the team’s New Mexico Bowl match-up. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1sJx0IW) that court records...

Lawsuit: Deputies falsely held Rio Rancho woman

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandoval County Sheriff’s deputies roughed up a Rio Rancho woman and falsely arrested her for child abuse, a new federal lawsuit said. According to the lawsuit recently filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, deputies...

Bloomfield man accused of fatally stabbing his wife

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Bloomfield man accused of fatally stabbing his wife now is in custody. San Juan County Sheriff’s officials say 56-year-old Steve Barela is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder along with resisting,...

New Mexico listeria cases include 3 newborn boys

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of listeria illnesses in New Mexico linked to prepackaged caramel apples include three newborn boys who were infected in the womb. New Mexico Department of Health epidemiologist Paul Ettestad said Friday that the newborns...

Man arrested in Las Cruces hit-and-run that injured 2 girls

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a driver suspected in a hit-and-run crash in Las Cruces that injured two teenage girls has been arrested. Las Cruces police say 81-year-old Rudalfo Villegas was taken into custody Thursday evening. He’s being...

Albuquerque police: 3 arrested in fatal shooting

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they’ve made three arrests in a fatal shooting. Police say the arrests were made in the Wednesday night killing of 22-year-old Andrew Junquiera. Police said the three people arrested include a male...

Cops: 2 killed in crash on US 550 near San Ysidro

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SAN YSIDRO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead following a crash that occurred on U.S. 550 in Sandoval County, reportedly after a law enforcement chase had been halted. According to New Mexico State Police, two people were dead at the scene and...

New Mexico county offers online crime reporting

December 20, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office is taking part of its criminal reporting system online. The sheriff’s office says victims can now file temporary online reports for lost property, vandalism, theft or larceny,...