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New Mexico court tells judge she must step down

December 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says a District Court judge for three northern New Mexico counties must step down after losing a retention election. The justices ruled unanimously Monday that the election results stand and that Judge Sheri Raphaelson must give up her judicial post on Dec. 31. Raphaelson serves in [&hellip...

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Man accidentally shot with officer’s stray bullet

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A police officer’s gun accidentally went off as he crept through a broken window during an Albuquerque burglary investigation, wounding a man in an apartment below, officials said Monday. Police emphasized the shooting was...

Court clears way for dairy hearings in Roswell

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hearing on proposed changes to the way New Mexico’s dairy industry deals with wastewater will be held in Roswell after all. The state Supreme Court on Monday upheld an earlier decision by the Water Quality Control Commission to...

Art exhibit planned for New Mexico female inmates

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Organizers are planning an art exhibit featuring work by female inmates as part of a larger effort to prepare them for life after release from incarceration. Women inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center and girls from the...

Police: Man fatally shot at Las Cruces smoke shop

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say an armed man who entered a smoke shop is dead after being shot by a store employee. Police say the shooting occurred Sunday night at the DCP’s Smoke Shop on South Solano Drive. According to police,...

Major Albuquerque construction project finished

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and others are celebrating the completion of a $93 million project aimed at smoothing travel through a major Albuquerque traffic corridor. Officials are scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting event Monday evening...

14-year-old calls 911 after mom screams for help

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana authorities say a 40-year-old man was arrested and accused of attacking his live-in girlfriend after the woman’s 14-year-old son responded to his mother’s screams for help and went to a neighbor’s house to...

Waste bacteria found in San Juan County rivers

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Preliminary results from a study of the San Juan and Animas rivers in northwestern New Mexico’s San Juan County reportedly has found high levels of bacteria associated with human waste. The Daily Times reports...

Atari’s ‘E.T.’ game joins Smithsonian collection

December 16, 2014 • National News, State NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History shows one of the decades-old Atari ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ game that was found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M. The Atari game cartridge unearthed earlier...

Albuquerque may summon retired police officers

December 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Retired police officers could be back on the job as Albuquerque officials try to deal with a severe staff shortage. Mayor Richard Berry will lobby state lawmakers next month to approve legislation allowing retired officers to come...