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2 dead after collision with stolen vehicle

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say two people are dead after a truck that was reported stolen crashed into their vehicle. Officer Fred Duran says officers found the pickup and an overturned sedan shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Bellamah Avenue and Rio Grande Boulevard. Duran says officers saw two [&hellip...

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Woman’s child abandonment conviction overturned

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An appellate court ruling says it’s not a crime under New Mexico’s child abandonment law to put a 2-year-old child to bed in a locked bedroom and ignore the child’s cries during the night. The state Court of Appeals...

New Mexico governor appoints new cabinet members

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will have four new cabinet members when she begins her second term in office. She announced Friday that Scott Verhines is stepping down as state engineer. She has appointed Tom Blaine to the post. Blaine is...

Groups offer $15K reward in Clovis murder

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two groups are offering a $15,000 reward in hopes of solving the mystery of a Clovis woman found dead in a park. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/eJ5clM) that Curry County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous group of area...

New Mexico governor appoints new cabinet members

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will have four new cabinet members when she begins her second term in office. She announced Friday that Scott Verhines is stepping down as state engineer. She has appointed Tom Blaine to the post. Blaine is...

Groups offer $15K reward in Clovis murder

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two groups are offering a $15,000 reward in hopes of solving the mystery of a Clovis woman found dead in a park. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/eJ5clM) that Curry County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous group of area...

1 injured after small plane crashes in Los Lunas

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one person was injured after a small plane flipped over while landing at the Mid Valley Airpark in Los Lunas. New Mexico State Police say the right tire of the fixed wing plane gave way while the pilot was landing the...

New Mexico immigrants hopeful after Obama move

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Immigrants in New Mexico say they are encouraged by President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration but believe more reforms are needed. Barbara Gomez, a member of the University of New Mexico student group Dream...

Los Alamos director denies lab hid facts on leak

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of Los Alamos National Laboratory is denouncing a published report that exposed missteps at the lab that played a part in a radiation leak at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository. Lab director Charlie...

New Mexico man pleads guilty in a kidnapping case

November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Deming man has pleaded guilty in a federal court to conspiracy, kidnapping and firearms charges. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Jessie A. Hopper Jr. entered his plea Friday without a plea agreement. Hopper and two co-defendants were...