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Clovis, NM police charge CA man in fatal stabbing

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Clovis, N.M., say they’ve charged a California man with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a friend who was with him on a visit to a relative’s house. A statement from Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney says 35-year-old Chip Fox of San Luis Obispo was being held [&hellip...

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Bloomfiels-area girl in coma after suspected abuse

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County deputies are questioning the family of a 5-year-old girl who was taken to a hospital suffering from apparent abuse and remains in a coma. Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Cory Tanner tells the Farmington Daily Times...

Santa Fe couple sue resort after fall

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe couple is suing an area resort for injuries they say they received were hurt in a fall down a steep hill after employees abandoned them. Erlinda and Freddie Herrera say in their suit against the Bishop’s Lodge...

New Mexico couple guilty in tax evasion case

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho, N.M., couple face up to five years in federal prison after they were convicted of three counts each of tax evasion. The U.S. attorney’s office in Albuquerque says a jury found former lobbyist 49-year-old Joseph...

Writer Nichols in rare appearance at NM film fest

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Writer John Nichols, known for his New Mexico trilogy of novels that included “The Milagro Beanfield War,” has made a rare appearance to promote a new documentary based on his life. The 72-year-old Taos, N.M.-based...

NM crews to help with Western wildfires

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 100 New Mexico firefighters have been deployed to help with blazes burning throughout the West. The New Mexico State Forestry Division is coordinating the dispatch of crews and engines from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Raton, Red...

17 indicted for trafficking drugs in New Mexico

August 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say 17 people have been indicted for trafficking drugs in New Mexico’s Lincoln and Otero counties. Federal authorities announced two indictments in the cases Friday after a 10-month undercover investigation. One...

Agency picks former state official as interim CEO

August 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former state budget director was named Friday to serve as interim CEO of the New Mexico Finance Authority as it copes with fallout from a forged audit that’s led to fraud arrests and investigations by state and federal...

New Mexico DPS police officer dies of heart attack

August 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Public Safety says one of their motor transportation police officers has died after suffering a heart attack. DPS officials say 41-year-old Robert Potter died Thursday night at Memorial Medical Hospital....

Feds propose jaguar critical habitat in NM, Ariz.

August 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are proposing to designate more than 1,300 square miles in New Mexico and Arizona as critical habitat for the jaguar. The largest cat native to the Western hemisphere, the jaguar was placed on the federal...