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Man pleads not guilty in shooting death of Navajo officer

April 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man accused of gunning down a tribal police officer in a remote corner of the nation’s largest American Indian reservation pleaded not guilty Thursday to several charges, including murder. Kirby Cleveland, 32, will remain in federal custody pending trial, which has yet to be scheduled. He faces murder and weapons...

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Albuquerque community resists proposed school sports cuts

April 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Teachers, coaches, parents and students gathered at the Albuquerque School Board meeting Wednesday to show their opposition to cuts in middle school sports. The cuts are part of the district’s plan for its projected $25...

Authorities: Human remains found inside a Mesilla Park home

April 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say human remains have been found inside a Mesilla Park home. Sheriff’s detectives were called to the scene Tuesday morning when a woman who was cleaning out the house reported finding...

Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in fatal head-on wreck

April 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Laguna Pueblo man with prior DWI convictions has been convicted of second-degree murder in a 2015 fatal head-on collision on the Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation in the Albuquerque area. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says...

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Albuquerque construction contractor announces US Senate bid

April 19, 2017 • Local News, State NewsComments (0)

Above: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich introduces himself at Wednesday’s monthly luncheon of the Chaves County Republican Women at the Elks Lodge in Roswell. Rich is the first GOP candidate to announce a bid to take on incumbent Democrat U.S....

Audit: US grant funds misused to pay for medical marijuana

April 19, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit by independent investigators with the U.S. Justice Department has determined a New Mexico program that helps crime victims allowed federal grant funds to be used to reimburse the purchase of medical marijuana by crime...

Clovis investigating possible tampering with ambulance drugs

April 19, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis officials say possible tampering has prompted them to remove and replace all drugs on the Fire Department’s 11 ambulances used for emergency calls. The Eastern New Mexico News (https://goo.gl/v4KsJB) reports that police...

Santa Fe requests local proposals for Wells Fargo deposits

April 19, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe is looking to spread its city accounts to community banks and credit unions now that its contract with Wells Fargo is set to expire in December. The city wants to spread about $210 million in various accounts to community...

Sheriff’s Dept.: Man throws knife, sets self himself on fire

April 19, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

MESILLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man threw a knife at a town marshal in a Las Cruces suburb and then set himself on fire. The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department says 48-year-old Gaspar Ayala-Arellano doused himself with gas and used a lighter...

New Mexico assets capture attention of oil and gas giants

April 18, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this April 24, 2015 file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. As New Mexico’s elected leaders wrangle over raising taxes to plug a budget shortfall, major energy companies have quietly spent more than $13 billion in recent months to...