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Authorities: Suspect fires at deputies after crash, arrested

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials say a man who allegedly shot at deputies after crashing a stolen vehicle in southwest Albuquerque is in custody. Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson says the suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon without incident and is being interviewed. The man’s name hasn’t...

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Disabled Albuquerque man trapped in apartment fire has died

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a disabled Albuquerque man who was trapped in his apartment during a fire last week has died. Albuquerque Fire Department officials announced the death Wednesday, but the name of the man in his 60s still hasn’t...

CBP: Nearly 14 pounds of cocaine seized at New Mexico port

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say nearly 14 pounds of cocaine has been seized at the Columbus port of entry in New Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers asked if the driver of a car was transporting anything from Mexico. The driver...

Judge to hear comment on Albuquerque police settlement

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear comments from advocacy groups on a proposed settlement between the city of Albuquerque and the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul the city’s police force. U.S. District Judge Robert Brack is...

Cibola County jail guard accused of having sex with inmate

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A warrant issued for a Cibola County jail lieutenant accuses him of having sex with a female inmate. KOAT-TV (http://goo.gl/3zDjPW ) reports that a warrant issued last week accuses David Sanchez of kidnapping, criminal sexual...

2 groups back away from plan on New Mexico power plant

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two of the half-dozen organizations that endorsed a utility’s plan to shut down half of a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico are pulling out. The Albuquerque Journal (http://goo.gl/iELhNd ) reports that...

Martinez makes another run at driver’s license law

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez says she wants the Legislature to repeal a law that allows the state to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally. Martinez took aim at the law during her State of the...

Senator seeks water class for New Mexico students

January 22, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High school students would be able to earn credit for taking an elective course covering water management and conservation under a bill introduced by a New Mexico lawmaker. Sen. Michael Padilla is proposing the class as part of a...

Sheriff’s spokesman: Suspect fires at deputies after crash

January 21, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County deputies are searching for a man said to have shot at deputies after crashing a stolen vehicle in southwest Albuquerque. Sgt. Aaron Williamson says deputies tried to stop the vehicle near Isleta Boulevard and Rio...

Cibola County jail guard accused of having sex with inmate

January 21, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A warrant issued for a Cibola County jail lieutenant accuses him of having sex with a female inmate. KOAT-TV (http://goo.gl/3zDjPW ) reports that a warrant issued last week accuses David Sanchez of kidnapping, criminal sexual...