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Closings set in fatal NM Burger King shooting

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday in the trial of a mentally disabled man in the shooting death of a woman outside a busy Alamogordo Burger King. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/16v3g67) that prosecutors are set to wrap up their closing remarks in the case involving Jonathan Montoya for [&hellip...

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Bandelier to open popular archaeological site

August 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — One of the most popular sites at Bandelier National Monument is set to reopen Monday. Accessible only by a series wooden ladders and steep stone steps, the kiva at the Alcove House site is located at the edge of a niche some 14...

Hopi Tribe blasts potential drilling near Chaco

August 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Hopi Tribe is blasting the idea of potential drilling near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/17RImR7) that Hopi Tribe has submitted critical comments to the Bureau of Land...

Steven Seagal talks ‘border security’ at NM event

August 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Marked for border protection? Hollywood actor turned reserve sheriff’s deputy, Steven Seagal, dropped by the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association Conference this week to talk about border security. KVIA-TV reports...

NM detective arrested for having sex with teen

August 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico police detective has been arrested on charges of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenager. The Las Cruces Police Department said Michael Garcia was arrested Friday in connection with allegations that he had...

NM Supreme Court opts to ‘admonish’ lawyer

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has decided to admonish but not suspend a Portales lawyer accused of trying to run down a district judge outside a county courthouse. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/179CMcD) that justices...

Gun show on Los Alamos school property questioned

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Some current and former educators in Los Alamos are questioning whether the community’s school system should continue to allow a gun show to be held in a gym in a long-closed school. The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club has...

911 tape in boy’s murder case might go to appeal

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The trial of a 10-year-old boy accused of killing his father has been postponed as lawyers await the fate of a 911 recording now in the hands of a New Mexico appeals court. In a decision issued Friday, Judge George Eichwald agreed...

Las Cruces mayor eyes county job

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Las Cruces says he has applied for a vacant Dona Ana County manager position. Ken Miyagishima said Friday he submitted his application and feels he has the experience for the job. The 50-year-old Democrat said he would...

Las Cruces police chief to step down

August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The chief of the Las Cruces Police Department had announced that is he stepping down. Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/14LLeNc) that Richard Williams said Friday he will retire after three years as the department’s...