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Police: Lovington student dies from accident

August 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old Lovington high school student has died after falling off a moving vehicle on campus. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/q2Yb4g) that the that the female teen suffered injuries to her head Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas Lovington Municipal Schools Superintendent Darin...

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Family: Man shot by Bloomfield police unarmed

August 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — The family a Bloomfield man fatally shot by police says he was unarmed. The Daily Times reports (http://goo.gl/vrtJAZ) the son of Jonathan Rogers said Thursday his father did not have a firearm in his hand when he was killed....

Bernalillo County changes immigration-check policy

August 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county no longer will keep inmates in jail while their immigration status is being checked if there’s no order to keep them in custody for other reasons once they’ve posted bail....

$350K buyout for Albuquerque ex-school chief OK’d

August 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has approved a $350,000 buyout for former Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks who resigned earlier this month. The judge ruled Friday that the settlement was in the best interest of the...

Complaint: 3 New Mexico guard had sex with inmates

August 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Three Sierra County Detention Center jail guards are facing charges they harassed and threatened female inmates into having sex with them. KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/yxeaOe) a criminal complaints filed Thursday says...

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is banning drones

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad Caverns National Park has adopted the ban on drones. Officials say anyone caught using model airplanes, quadcopters or other types of drones within the park’s boundaries could face fines and possible jail time. National...

Man pleads guilty to 4 robberies in New Mexico

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank and three businesses during a two-day crime spree in 2011. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Daniel Lujan, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty Thursday to a four-count superseding indictment....

FBI offering reward in attack on Iraqi woman

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI is offering a reward in a case involving a man who assaulted and robbed an Iraqi Catholic refugee in Albuquerque and yelled obscenities about Muslims. The agency announced Thursday it will offer a $2,000 reward for the...

Deputies: 2 men beat dairy employee over firing

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers are facing charges of beating and stabbing a Chaves County dairy worker who had been tasked with firing one of the suspects, authorities said. Ismael Chairez, 21, and 18-year-old Esequiel Chairez, 18, were arrested this...

Dona Ana County commission may censure treasurer

August 29, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County commissioners are scheduled Friday to consider possibly reprimanding county Treasurer David Gutierrez. A hearing on the possible censure of Gutierrez is the only topic on the agenda for a special meeting. According to...