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Man found at NM motel died from blunt force trauma

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a man found dead inside a Fort Sumner motel last weekend died from blunt force trauma. They have been investigating the death of 21-year-old Anthony Sandoval since De Baca County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the body Sunday at the Coronado Motel. Investigators say Sandoval and another [&hellip...

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Albuquerque officer involved in fatal crash fired

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque police officer facing criminal charges for a February crash that killed a 21-year-old woman has been fired, Police Chief Ray Schultz said Friday. Schultz said Sgt. Adam Casaus was terminated after an internal probe...

UNM revokes frat’s charter over conduct violations

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has revoked the charter of a fraternity over several violations of the student code of conduct. School officials made the announcement Friday concerning Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which had been suspended...

NM senators want expanded hours for port of entry

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s U.S. senators are asking the federal government for 24-hour daily operation of a port of entry at Santa Teresa, along the international border with Mexico. Democratic Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter...

Smoke, dust and humidity produce Albuquerque haze

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A combination of wildfire smoke, dust from windy conditions and higher humidity is combining to produce haze and poor air quality in Albuquerque and areas north and south of the city. Albuquerque issued a health alert for poor air...

High winds damage roof of VFW hall in Carlsbad

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A 47-mph wind gust peeled back part of the metal roof on a VFW hall in Carlsbad. About 120 people were playing bingo inside the hall at the time of Thursday night’s storm and all escaped unharmed, although many were shaken by the...

Smoke, dust and humidity produce Albuquerque haze

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A combination of wildfire smoke, dust from windy conditions and higher humidity is combining to produce haze and poor air quality in Albuquerque and areas north and south of the city. Albuquerque issued a health alert for poor air...

5 men honored to helping stop attack at NM church

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five men have been honored by the city of Albuquerque for helping stop an assailant during a stabbing attack at a Catholic church. The men were recognized Friday for their efforts last month in holding down a 24-year-old man who...

Judge keeps trustee on Vaughan case

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has rejected an attempt to remove the trustee seeking clawbacks against investors in a Ponzi scheme that bilked hundreds of investors out of $75 million. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

NM couple accused of prescription drug trafficking

May 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Truth or Consequences couple is in custody for allegedly trafficking in prescription drugs. Prosecutors say Michael Capps and his wife appeared in Las Cruces federal court Thursday morning on criminal complaints charging them with...