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Authorities: Woman whose throat was cut by husband has died

February 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Lee Acres woman whose throat was cut by her husband has since died from her injuries. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2m82613) that 49-year-old Roselyn Dennison died Sunday afternoon. Dennison’s husband, 50-year-old Johnson Mud, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death and is...

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The Latest: Discussion delayed on powers for oil regulator

February 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on increasing New Mexico’s regulatory powers over oil and gas drillers (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A New Mexico Senate panel is delaying its first deliberations about increasing the state’s authority to impose...

Las Cruces police: Restaurant robbery staged by ex-employee

February 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former employee who reported an armed robbery at a Las Cruces restaurant allegedly is the person who planned the crime and conspired with relatives to stage it. Las Cruces police say the 26-year-old woman arranged with two...

New Mexico lawmaker withdraws bill to ban wildlife traps

February 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that would outlaw the trapping of wildlife on public land in New Mexico is being rewritten in response to criticism at a legislative hearing. Democratic Sen. Pete Campos of Las Vegas withdrew the initiative Tuesday and said it...

Dona Ana County man accused of injuring his 2-month-old son

February 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say they’ve arrested a Dona Ana County man suspected of injuring his 2-month-old son. They say the baby remains hospitalized with three fractured ribs and multiple subdural hemorrhages. Police say...

DA clears Las Cruces police officer in January shooting

February 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Dona Ana County District Attorney’s office has cleared a Las Cruces police officer in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding fugitive. Authorities on Friday announced the outcome of the review into the Jan. 24 shooting,...

US Bishops join Mexico colleagues, denounce ‘Santa Muerte’

February 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bishops in the United States are denouncing the skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte — a figure Roman Catholic leaders in Mexico routinely have attacked for the deity’s connection to violence and the illicit drug...

New Mexico bill would ban drones near power plants, airports

February 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker has proposed banning drones from flying within 500 feet of power plants, refineries and other such critical-infrastructure facilities. Violations under the bill by Republican Sen. Greg Baca of Belen would be...

New Mexico Senate endorses popular-vote system for president

February 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would join a movement to elect U.S. presidents by popular vote under a bill approved by the state Senate. The Senate voted Monday in favor joining an inter-state compact that requires Electoral College voters to cast ballots...

Man from Anton Chico dies in one-vehicle accident

February 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTON CHICO, N.M. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has died in a one-vehicle accident near Anton Chico. New Mexico State Police say 19-year-old Mario Maestas of Anton Chico ran off the roadway Sunday morning on State Road 451, overturned his vehicle and collided...