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2 NM police officers hurt after responding to call

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is hospitalized in serious condition after being injured while trying to arrest a man accused of domestic violence. Police say the female officer was struck in the head multiple times in Thursday afternoon’s attack. They say a male officer was struck in the face by the suspect [&hellip...

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State finds no fraud by mental health provider

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King’s office said Thursday that authorities found no fraud by a behavioral health provider in Alamogordo that came under scrutiny in an investigation into Medicaid billing by nonprofit mental health...

NM couple face child abuse charges for filthy home

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Child abuse charges accuse a Farmington couple of keeping their home so filthy that conditions endangered their children. A police officer went to the family’s home after a school teacher noticed dog feces on the clothing of...

NM couple sentenced in federal housing funds case

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Taos County Housing Authority executive and her husband have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay more than $786,000 restitution for conspiring to steal federal funds. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Carmella Martinez...

Suspicions death of man investigated in Santa Fe

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Fe are investigating a suspicious death. Police say a 74-year-old man was found dead in his home where his belongings appeared to be scattered. According to police, officers went to the home Wednesday night after...

State sued over developmentally disabled services

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Family members and legal guardians of developmentally disabled New Mexicans sued Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration Wednesday over cuts in services. The lawsuit filed in federal district court seeks to restore the services...

Santa Fe grand jury finds NMSP shooting justified

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe grand jury has found New Mexico State Police were justified in last year’s fatal shooting of a woman after a car chase. Jeanette Anaya was shot in the head and back after police say she aggressively backed her car...

New Mexico mother indicted in son’s beating death

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque mother has been indicted on several charges after police say she repeatedly kicked her 9-year-old son, resulting in his death. Prosecutors announced the indictment of 38-year-old Synthia Varela-Casaus on Wednesday. A...

Geothermal plant now operating in Hidalgo County

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new geothermal plant located in southwestern New Mexico is providing electricity to PNM Resources, the state’s largest utility. The Lightning Dock plant constructed in Hidalgo County by Cyrq Energy Inc. began production in...

Santa Fe police: Man sought in stabbing kills self

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say a man sought in a stabbing attack on his wife has been found dead. Police say 34-year-old Raymond Garcia committed suicide and was found late Tuesday at his former residence in Albuquerque. He had been sought in the...