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Judge rules death-scene photos don’t violate privacy rights

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a New Mexico State Police officer did not violate any constitutional right to privacy when he used his personal cellphone to take pictures of a Santa Fe-area man killed by police and then texted them to friends. Samuel Pauly, 34, who lived in Glorieta, was [&hellip...

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Police shoot, kill suspect in Las Cruces

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police have released the name of a robbery suspect who was fatally shot by officers in Las Cruces. They say 36-year-old Juan Gabriel Torres of Las Cruces was armed with a knife when he was shot Sunday afternoon on a bridge over...

Man pleads guilty to robbing bank in Albuquerque last year

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Albuquerque last year and is facing up to 20 years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Joshua Abeyta pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque. Abeyta was...

New Mexico governor reiterates opposition to tax increase

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will not consider any tax increases as the state seeks to close a projected budget shortfall during an upcoming special session of the Legislature, her spokesman reiterated Monday. State government needs...

Uber expands Spanish-speaking service to New Mexico

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Uber on Monday extended its option for customers to request a Spanish-speaking driver to New Mexico — the nation’s most Hispanic state by percentage of population. The ride-hailing company said the launch of uberESPAÑOL...

Curry County jail administrator gets reinstated after suit

August 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered that a Curry County jail administrator who was fired in 2013 be reinstated to his job, if he still wants it. Fifth Judicial District Court Judge William Shoobridge also awarded pre-judgment interest of more than...

Pedestrian fatally hit by car in Albuquerque

August 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Albuquerque and police say the driver will likely not face charges. Police spokesman Fred Duran says the incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Friday in the area of Central...

Albuquerque school: No calling students ‘boys and girls’

August 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque elementary school is taking a new transgender bathroom policy further, instructing teachers to no longer address students as “boys and girls.” KOB-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2bEXkDh) Friday that teachers...

Endangered hawks back nesting on NMSU campus

August 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A hawk species under federal protection is nesting at New Mexico State University for a fourth year in a row, reigniting concern about safety for the public and the birds. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2bvMIcn) that...

Fatal 2014 Albuquerque police shooting of teen under review

August 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A civilian Albuquerque police board will review the internal investigation into the fatal 2014 police shooting of a teenage girl. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2bw2Drj) that the nine-person panel will be looking at...