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Motorcyclist killed after collision in Belen

November 24, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a 16-year-old boy has died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a vehicle in Belen. Authorities say a motorcycle driven by Tanner Wooley hit the passenger side of a car at the intersection of Third and Reinken shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. They say [&hellip...

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New Mexico man among 32 new Rhodes Scholars

November 24, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man whose passions are pediatric oncology and researching cancer cell growth is among the 32 American students selected as the newest U.S. Rhodes Scholars. Peter N. Kalugin, of Albuquerque, will use the scholarship to...

1 dead, 1 in custody in Raton shooting

November 24, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting another man in a Raton neighborhood. Police say officers responding to calls of shots fired shortly before noon Saturday found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds....

Autopsy reports in Las Cruces plane crash released

November 24, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Four people killed in an air ambulance crash west of Las Cruces in August died from a combination of burns, smoke inhalation and blunt force trauma, according to autopsy reports. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported...

EPA says Farmington plant violating law

November 24, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington officials are disputing the Environmental Protection Agency’s claim that a local power plant violated water pollution laws. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1zaxFql) that the EPA said Friday that the agency is...

North Dakota’s largest city showing its spirits

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s largest city is about to have a homegrown liquor. Construction has started on a micro-distillery in downtown Fargo that will produce whiskeys, bourbons, gins and vodkas and feature a century-old bar from a small North...

La Mesilla man sentenced in PlayStation killing

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A La Mesilla man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing a man he suspected stole his PlayStation. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1uozgEU) that 23-year-old Eric Rodriguez received his sentence Friday as...

Albuquerque officer in shooting stripped of badge

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old woman and did not record the encounter as required has been placed on administrative leave. Officer Jeremy Dear recently was stripped of his badge and gun but officials...

Albuquerque officer in shooting stripped of badge

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old woman and did not record the encounter as required has been placed on administrative leave. Officer Jeremy Dear recently was stripped of his badge and gun but officials...

Eddy County deputy resigns after DWI arrest

November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An Eddy County Sheriff’s Office deputy has resigned a day after being arrested for DWI. The Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1vzEtRh) that 32-year-old Jeffrey Clifton handed in his resignation Friday morning. Carlsbad police...