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Marshals Service: Dozens of fugitives apprehended in roundup

February 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in New Mexico say they arrested dozens of violent fugitives in the latest phase of a statewide operation. The U.S. Marshals Service says federal, state and local officers apprehended 24 violent fugitives during the second phase of “Operation Desert Snow.” That phase of the operation was...

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Four Corners sees spike in marijuana seizures

February 26, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New statistics show that a Four Corners regional narcotics taskforce has seized around six times as much marijuana in 2014 than the previous year. The Daily Times reports (http://goo.gl/jw2OWJ) that the Region II Narcotics Taskforce...

Police: 2 dead inside home in Belen were man and his nephew

February 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the identities of two bodies found inside a home in Belen and say they are a man and his nephew. Belen police say a family friend discovered the bodies and called 911 around 12:30 p.m. Monday. Police on...

Feds face lawsuit over Rio Grande levee project

February 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An environmental group that has been pushing the federal government to let the Rio Grande flow freely through New Mexico is taking aim at a $287 million levee project along the river. WildEarth Guardians on Tuesday filed a lawsuit...

Roswell man pleads guilty to meth and cocaine trafficking

February 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking charges and could face a life prison sentence. Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Simon Nicholas Sais entered his plea Tuesday without a plea agreement....

New Mexico Senate OKs forced mental-illness treatment bill

February 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has passed a proposal that would require some New Mexico residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment. Senators approved Tuesday by a 30-11 vote a measure strongly supported...

New Mexico gets nearly $16M in tribal gambling revenues

February 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — American Indian tribes that operate casinos in New Mexico shared with the state nearly $16 million in gambling revenues during the last quarter. The New Mexico Gaming Control Board released the 2014 fourth quarter numbers Tuesday....

New Mexico joins other states in grappling with drones

February 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

Steve Klein, right, lobbyist for the Wyoming Liberty Group, addresses the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne. Klein spoke in favor of a bill the committee ultimately voted down which would have placed...

Clarification: Attorney’s Death Probe story

February 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about a lawsuit over the death of an Albuquerque lawyer, The Associated Press reported the family of Mary Han respected a judge’s decision that it must pay the city of Albuquerque $5,000 in attorneys’...

250 Albuquerque students don’t meet vaccine requirements

February 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque public school district’s move to enforce New Mexico’s vaccination requirement resulted in at least 250 students being kept out of school. Citing concerns about measles, the district had sent letters home...