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Lawmaker proposes bill on replacing Navajo speaker

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Newly proposed legislation in the Navajo Nation Council sets up a process for appointing a replacement for Speaker Johnny Naize if he is removed from office. The bill on naming a successor is sponsored by council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd. The bill references Navajo law that mandates that the replacement speaker [&hellip...

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Fire danger levels high across parts of NM

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Land managers are warning that fire danger levels are high across parts of New Mexico thanks to dry conditions and gusty winds. State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the potential for fire is especially high in eastern and...

Suspect’s family ‘heartbroken’ over NM shooting

January 16, 2014 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Nine year old Raelynn Holloway, hugs her mother Rhiannon Holloway, left, during a prayer vigil for the victims of the Berrendo Middle School shooting in Roswell, N.M., Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014. Officials and witnesses say a 12-year-old boy drew a shotgun from a...

Mobile home in domestic violence standoff burns

January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they don’t know where a domestic violence suspect is following a fire that burned an Albuquerque mobile home. Albuquerque police say they’ve issued an arrest warrant for 27-year-old Joel (Jo-elle)...

Suspect arrested after ramming police car in NM

January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who rammed a vehicle into an Albuquerque police car and then barricaded himself in a home now is in custody. Albuquerque police say 23-year-old Jonathan Zottnieck climbed out of a window and was arrested behind the home...

Man gets prison in rape of ex-girlfriend in Clovis

January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint before pointing a weapon at Clovis police has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Paul Villanueva was sentenced Tuesday and will serve at...

NM man convicted of tipping smugglers gets prison

January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUEQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Albuquerque has sentenced the husband of a former federal prosecutor to prison on convictions that he leaked word of a smuggling investigation and lied to investigators. According to the U.S. Attorney’s...

NM police: Shot suspect did not fire at officers

January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police says a 40-year-old man shot and killed by state police did not fire at officers as previously reported. State Police spokesman Damyan Brown told the Albuquerque Journal (http://goo.gl/ZkoXAG) on Monday that...

‘Longmire’ to return to NM for 3rd season

January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The television series Longmire is returning to New Mexico. The New Mexico Film Office says the A&E Network drama is scheduled to begin production on its third season this spring Officials say the series will be filmed in and around...

Vigil draws hundreds after New Mexico shooting

January 14, 2014 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Law enforcement personnel set up a perimeter after a shooting at Berrendo Middle School, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Roswell, N.M. A shooter opened fire at the middle school, injuring at least two students before being taken into custody. (AP Photo/Roswell...