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Las Cruces man arrested for mass shooting threat

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been arrested for threatening a mass shooting at New Mexico State University in May. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://goo.gl/KeQC99) that federal authorities took 19-year-old Zachary Hess into custody Monday and charged him with making a threat online. According to unsealed documents, authorities say...

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Las Cruces man arrested for mass shooting threat

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been arrested for threatening a mass shooting at New Mexico State University in May. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://goo.gl/KeQC99) that federal authorities took 19-year-old Zachary Hess into custody...

Food bank, humane society partner for pets

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — The Espanola Valley Humane Society and the northern New Mexico food bank are teaming up to make sure low income New Mexicans also have food for their pets. The humane society and The Food Depot said Tuesday they will launch an 18-month...

Santa Fe City Council to consider pot measure

August 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council is considering a proposal that would put a measure decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana on the November ballot. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1tUOtiS) that officials will hold a public hearing...

Man arrested in Albuquerque on kidnapping charge

August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man considered by federal authorities as one of New Mexico’s most wanted violent fugitive offenders now is in custody. Albuquerque police say Daniel M. Romero was arrested Monday after leading officers on a high-speed chase....

Audit: NM agencies have $10M in military gear

August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Defense program which loans local law enforcement agencies surplus military gear has sent $10.2 million worth of weapons, helicopters and armored trucks to New Mexico, according to an audit of the equipment. The...

Documents: FBI wanted NM sheriff’s badge for DNA

August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Federal agents were looking for a New Mexico sheriff’s badge during a May raid to test it for DNA in connection with an encounter with a motorist, newly released court documents said. According to unsealed court documents, FBI...

Report: New Mexico pedestrian deaths rank high

August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report says New Mexico was the nation’s fifth most deadly state per capita for pedestrians in 2011 with alcohol as a key factor. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/kbUBls) that an analysis by the Mid-Region...

Court eyes tossing charges in NM van shooting

August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed state appeals court order would dismiss charges against a Tennessee woman whose van was chased and shot at by a New Mexico State Police officer during a chaotic October traffic stop. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

EPA takes comment on permit for Four Corners plant

August 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

NENAHNEZAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant. The operator of the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington plans to upgrade two units at the coal-fired...