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Hobbs police: Death of man in freezer tied to meth

February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Hobbs are identifying a man whose body was found in a kitchen freezer and they say he died accidentally from methamphetamine. According to police, the body of 22-year-old Everett Willford was found in the freezer on Sept. 3 when officers responded to a call about a suspicious odor coming [&hellip...

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Groups say authorities failed 9-year-old NM boy

February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — African-American community and civil-rights groups are calling for action in the wake of reports that authorities didn’t adequately respond to previous signs of trouble involving the family of a 9-year-old boy who died in...

3 held after shots fired during Rio Rancho chase

February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rio Rancho police say three people are in custody following an attempted armed robbery at a bank ATM and then a chase during which shots were fired at police. Police say the attempted robbery occurred Sunday morning at a Bank of...

Bill repealing NM driver’s license law stalls

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that would have stopped New Mexico from granting driver’s licenses to most immigrants without proper documentation stalled Saturday on a tie vote by a House committee. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

NM couple found dead from gunshot wounds

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — Federal and tribal authorities are investigating the death of a man and woman found shot to death in western New Mexico. The FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety say the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered in the...

NM road closed after officer-involved shooting

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Rio Rancho have temporarily closed a highway after police arrested three robbery suspects in a high-speed chase. Rio Rancho police say a man reported being robbed at an ATM at 10 a.m. Police say officers spotted a...

NM school now Native American Baccalaureate school

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo high school has become the first Native American International Baccalaureate school in the country. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1gVrm5K) Navajo Preparatory School had its application approved last month...

NM man caught stealing wire from burnt building

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man is in jail after attempting to rip copper wire off a downtown Albuquerque building destroyed by a fire. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nmKOGb) police arrested Ron Pacheco after he gave chase Saturday. Witnesses told...

Court rules judge must resign, never serve in NM

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court has granted a state judicial commission’s motion compelling a Columbus judge to resign on the condition he never serve in any judicial capacity again. The New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision...

NM man accused of rape, abuse of 4-month-old baby

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 19-year-old man remain jailed Sunday after Albuquerque police said he beat and raped his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter. Authorities arrested Elijah Fernandez on charges of child abuse resulting in great bodily harm and...