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Large funnel cloud hung over Clovis; no touchdown

August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A massive funnel cloud loomed over the Clovis area Thursday evening but it didn’t touch down in the southeastern New Mexico city. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/19mPhDY ) showed video of a large dark-gray funnel cloud over Clovis. Meteorologist Amanda Martin of the National Weather Service’s Albuquerque office told the Clovis News...

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Okla. woman falls from truck on I-40 in New Mexico

August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified an Oklahoma City woman who is hospitalized in critical condition after falling out of a tractor-trailer truck as it drove on Interstate 40 west of Albuquerque. New Mexico State Police say investigators...

Albuquerque police arrest 2 in motel shooting case

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say they have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of another man at an Albuquerque motel. Officer Tasia Martinez says arrest warrants were issued for 19-year-old Lloyd Aguilar and 20-year-old Jose Rios. The...

NM court upholds religious leader’s convictions

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the convictions of a New Mexico religious group leader for sexual misconduct with teenage followers. Wayne Bent, 72, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for criminal sexual contact with a...

Santa Fe legislator Stephen Easley dies at age 60

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Rep. Stephen Easley, a Santa Fe Democrat in his first term in the New Mexico Legislature, has died at the age of 60. House Speaker W. Ken Martinez said Easley died Wednesday after a prolonged illness. The cause of death or details of...

Hobbs teens recovering after being hit on sidewalk

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police say two teenagers are in stable condition after being hit by a vehicle while walking along a sidewalk in Hobbs. Police spokesman Mike Stone says the two 14-year-old boys were walking in the 1100 block of East Broadway on Tuesday...

Gov. Martinez unveils river protection plan

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (1)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Making New Mexico’s dwindling water supplies more sustainable is the driving force behind a plan announced Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez and other state officials. The New Mexico River Stewards Initiative aims to protect the...

NM faces civil rights complaint over unemployment

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s newly implemented online system for unemployment claims discriminates against workers who don’t speak English, the elderly, the disabled and others without computer skills, according to a federal civil...

NM man convict of impersonating officer, assault

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man was convicted Wednesday of impersonating a police officer and sexually assaulting a woman stemming from a bizarre episode in rural San Juan County. A jury found Eric Kenneth guilty of kidnapping, aggravated assault with a...

Albuquerque police: Man killed in parking lot

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they have made two arrests in connection with the death of a man who was found stabbed in a store parking lot. Officer Tasia Martinez identified the two men who were arrested Wednesday as 51-year-old Abelardo...