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Teenage girl accused in Hatch crash that killed 2

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl is jailed without bond after a car crash that killed two people in Hatch. Court documents show the teen has been accused of negligent child abuse resulting in death, vehicular homicide, great bodily harm by vehicle, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, driving without a license and [&hellip...

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Clovis police: 2 men arrested in bank robbery case

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two men are in custody in connection with a bank robbery in Clovis. The FBI says US Bank branches were robbed Tuesday in Clovis and Santa Fe. Clovis police say 25-year-old Matthew Gonzales is being held on suspicion...

NM water panel accused of violating meetings act

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former head of the Interstate Stream Commission is accusing the agency of violating the New Mexico Open Meetings Act in its deliberations regarding the future of the Gila River. Norm Gaume filed a lawsuit Wednesday in state...

Mora County continues ban on oil, gas drilling

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Mora County commissioners voted to continue an oil and gas drilling ban that has triggered lawsuits from the industry while gaining the support of residents concerned about pollution. The ban adopted in an April 2013 ordinance made the...

New Mexico candidate uses ‘Breaking Bad’ in ad

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico candidate for state auditor is hoping some “Breaking Bad” references will put him into office. Democrat Timothy Keller released Wednesday a campaign ad using the Albuquerque car wash from the hit AMC-TV...

Booming New Mexico border town eyes becoming city

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Residents in a booming border town want to incorporate as a new municipality amid an annexation threat from a nearby troubled city. An organizer of incorporation efforts said Tuesday that a provisional government for Santa Teresa has...

Deputies: Man offered Mountain Dew to escape DWI

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities says an Albuquerque man arrested for drunken driving tried to get out of his predicament by offering deputies a free gift in exchange — Mountain Dew. KOAT-TV reports (http://goo.gl/uozhEj) that Luis Rodriguez-Neri was...

Democrat holds money edge in attorney general race

October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With the election less than a month away, Democrat Hector Balderas holds a more than 8-to-1 campaign cash advantage over Republican Susan Riedel in New Mexico’s race for attorney general. Balderas spent nearly $334,825 in the...

Las Cruces man accused of attacking his mother

October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Las Cruces man is accused of attacking his 71-year-old mother with a knife and a barstool. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 40-year-old William Tyson Mosley is being held on a $150,000 cash-only bond on...

UNM cancels student Africa trip over Ebola fears

October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has canceled a student trip to Africa partly out of concern over Ebola. KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/OTXevD) that school officials recently told nursing students the planned “Project Helping...