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NM man caught stealing wire from burnt building

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man is in jail after attempting to rip copper wire off a downtown Albuquerque building destroyed by a fire. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nmKOGb) police arrested Ron Pacheco after he gave chase Saturday. Witnesses told investigators Pacheco entered the building which houses the National Institute of Flamenco and was yanking off...

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Court rules judge must resign, never serve in NM

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court has granted a state judicial commission’s motion compelling a Columbus judge to resign on the condition he never serve in any judicial capacity again. The New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision...

NM man accused of rape, abuse of 4-month-old baby

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 19-year-old man remain jailed Sunday after Albuquerque police said he beat and raped his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter. Authorities arrested Elijah Fernandez on charges of child abuse resulting in great bodily harm and...

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FBI, CPD searching for bank-robbing pair

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Carlsbad Police Department are looking for the man and woman who robbed a Western Commerce Bank branch, Friday, and then fled on a blue Harley Davidson motorcycle. The man is described as a tall heavy-set male, possibly...

Woman found guilty in shooting

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO (AP) — The last of three suspects to be tried in the 2011 killing of a woman outside a busy Alamogordo Burger King was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that a Lincoln County jury read the verdict...

State Briefs

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

Albuquerque chile on its way to Denver, Seattle ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — While Denver may have lost the Super Bowl, the city is getting something from Albuquerque. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on Friday packed up a shipment of red and green chile for Denver...

Woman found guilty in NM Burger King shooting

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The last of three suspects to be tried in the 2011 killing of a woman outside a busy Alamogordo Burger King was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1ecG3t0) that a Lincoln...

Congressmen propose improving CBP training

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce and Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke announced plans Saturday for a bipartisan bill to improve training for agents at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Pearce, a Republican, and O’Rourke, a Democrat,...

FBI search for suspects in Carlsbad bank robbery

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities and Carlsbad police are searching for a couple suspected of robbing a bank and fleeing on a motorcycle. The FBI says a man and a woman walked into Western Commerce Bank on Friday around 2:40 p.m. and the man pointed...

Murder charges dropped in Farmington shootout

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A judge has dismissed murder charges in the case of a bystander who was killed during a Farmington shootout targeting his neighbor. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1geBCRI) Chief District Judge John Dean dropped the charges...