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Police: Man arrested after collision that kills 1, injures 3

March 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One person was killed and three others severely injured when a suspect fleeing Albuquerque police lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a family’s SUV that was stopped at a traffic light on the city’s northwest side. Ofimiano Herrera’s sedan landed halfway on top of the SUV, leaving firefighters to...

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More than 40 seek Albuquerque school superintendent job

March 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 40 applicants from New Mexico and across the country are seeking to become the next superintendent for Albuquerque Public Schools. Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education released Monday the names of the applicants...

California man gets prison sentence in bank fraud scheme

March 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison in a multi-state bank fraud scheme case and ordered to pay more than $30,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Kevin Cohn, of Rialta, also was...

Albuquerque police: Homeowner fatally shoots intruder

March 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a homeowner in southwest Albuquerque fatally shot an intruder. According to police, a caller told a 911 dispatcher that her husband had shot someone trying to break into their residence Monday morning. Responding officers...

Warming trend in Pacific could mean wet New Mexico spring

March 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A warming trend in the Pacific Ocean indicates New Mexico could be in for a wet spring, meteorologists said Saturday. National Weather Service officials said they observed a rare set of temperature conditions along the West Coast...

Albuquerque teacher spotlighted on ‘Ellen’ for generosity

March 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

Sonya Romero is photographed with her Kindergarten class doing some stretching exercises, Friday, March 20, 2015, in Albuquerque. Romero, a teacher at Lew Wallace Elementary School, was recently invited to be on the Ellen DeGenres show for her hard work at...

Alamogordo woman’s 2 dogs seized after mauling other dog

March 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo woman is facing charges after her two dogs allegedly mauled another dog to death. The Alamogordo Daily News said Saturday (http://bit.ly/1CJGVGN) that 37-year-old Desiree Romeyn is facing two fourth-degree felonies...

Thousands turn out for 26th Bataan Memorial Death March

March 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — More than 5,000 people are taking part in an annual walk honoring those who died in the Bataan Death March. The Las Cruces Sun-News says (http://bit.ly/1DLayZX) the thousands of marchers include 12 prisoners of war survivors will be...

Albuquerque boy’s family needs money to cover surgery trip

March 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a 7-year-old Albuquerque boy is trying to raise money to get to a Missouri hospital for a surgery that could allow him to walk. KOB-TV in Albuquerque (http://bit.ly/1IbJba7 ) says Alex Swetland’s parents need...

Hiker dies after falling off trail in Sandia Mountains

March 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage girl hiking in the Sandia Mountains has died after falling off a trail. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Williamson says the 17-year-old hiker succumbed to injuries suffered in the fall Saturday...