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Man indicted on homicide, other charges in students’ deaths

January 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old man faces homicide and other charges stemming from Albuquerque collision which killed two New Mexico students. The District Attorney’s Office announced Friday that a grand jury Thursday indicted Joshua Leal on multiple charges, including two counts each of homicide and great bodily harm. According to...

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Offenders who fled from work detail in Albuquerque sought

January 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are seeking two offenders who fled from a work detail in northwest Albuquerque. According to the New Mexico State Police, the offenders fled on foot from a transport team Thursday night near the intersection of Fourth...

Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drug smugglers are turning “trusted travelers” into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the...

New Mexico Republicans reshuffle House committees

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House of Representatives voted along party lines Thursday to revamp the way the chamber operates as part of a Republican-led effort to make the legislative process more efficient. Approval of the resolution to...

Top judge says New Mexico courts overburdened, underfunded

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico courts are heavily overburdened and need millions more in funding, the state’s top judge said Thursday. Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Vigil told legislators during the State of the Judiciary address that courts...

Acoma Pueblo facing 10 years in prison in sex offender case

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Acoma Pueblo man has pleaded guilty to failing to update his sex offender registration. Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Mervin Hayah entered his plea Thursday and is facing up to 10 years in prison. Hayah has been in federal...

Suspect in shooting of Albuquerque officer indicted

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A homeless man has been indicted on charges related to the shooting and wounding of an Albuquerque police officer during a traffic stop, prosecutors said Thursday. The Second Judicial District attorney’s office said a grand...

Another group pulls out of PNM’s power plant proposal

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A third group is withdrawing its support of Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s plan to shut down half of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington. Western Resource Advocates notified state regulators in a filing...

Correction: Apartment Fire-Fatality story

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story Jan. 21 about a disabled man trapped in a Jan. 16 apartment fire, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Albuquerque Fire Department, reported erroneously that the man had died. The Fire Department...

Mutilated bodies of dead dogs found at Valencia County dump

January 23, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the dumping of the bodies of four mutilated dogs in a Valencia County dump may be related to training of a fighting dog. The dogs’ bodies were found at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station near Meadow Lake after...