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More police to patrol New Mexico State Fair

September 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State police say there will be an increased law enforcement presence at the New Mexico State Fair. New Mexico State Police Lt. Kevin Bruno tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/1wu1YdN ) that more officers are patrolling the fairgrounds this year. Albuquerque police will also be using high-tech camera trailers throughout the area. The...

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Protest rally against NM police shooting contest

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a dozen demonstrators stood outside a shooting range Saturday morning where Albuquerque is hosting a national police shooting contest. The group Albuquerque Justice held a rally for more than two hours in a parking lot...

Companies tied to Spaceport up for space contract

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two of the three companies competing for more than $3 billion to launch “space-taxi” flights have ties to southern New Mexico’s Spaceport America, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1D4Run1) Saturday....

Heavy rain soaks southern New Mexico

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Parts of southern New Mexico are seeing nearly a year’s worth of rain in just one day thanks to intense storms. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1D55ey3 ) that forecasters say Loving picked up 8 inches of rain by...

Carlsbad police arrest 3 in school bomb threats

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police in Carlsbad have arrested three students in separate bomb threat cases. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1q11OlA) that two students were taken into custody Friday evening for allegedly making bomb threats...

Santa Fe burglary caught on cell video sentenced

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A serial burglar caught on cellphone video breaking into a Santa Fe home has been sentenced to prison. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1qSye5u) Friday that 20-year-old Dariush Esfandi received a 4 ½-year sentence as...

FBI searching for man who robbed Albuquerque bank

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who robbed an Albuquerque bank at gunpoint. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says a man with a bandanna covering his face entered the BBVA Compass Bank in northeast Albuquerque just after 9 a.m. Friday....

‘Breaking Bad’ actor to host show at former school

September 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — “Breaking Bad” actor Steven Michael Quezada is going back to his former school. Quezada is scheduled to return to Eastern New Mexico University on Monday for a comedy act. The show is a kickoff event for the...

Judge critical of county for 2012 election delays

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Sandoval County to provide adequate voting machines for the general election to prevent long delays for voters as happened two years ago. U.S. District Court Judge William Johnson on Friday directed...

Authorities: 2 inmates escape from New Mexico jail

September 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two jail inmates who have escaped from the Grant County Detention Center in New Mexico. County authorities say Adam Martinez and Tyler Cole escaped sometime after 9 p.m. Thursday. Detention center...