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NM state police finishing joint border operation

July 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police and federal agents are wrapping up an aggressive effort to round up illegal weapons and stall narcotic trafficking in New Mexico’s Bootheel area. The New Mexico State Police Aircraft Section is finishing Sunday its participation an “Operation Ridge Line,” a joint field operation with the New...

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Albuquerque police: Claims wrong over damaged home

July 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police released a video Saturday that disputes an attorney’s claim that authorities prevented a resident from re-entering a home damaged during a SWAT standoff with her grandson. A video, recorded from a...

2 survive small plane crash near Taos

July 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state police said two people have survived a small plane crash near Taos. Police said the small single-engine plane went down Saturday morning. Authorities said two passengers in the plane survived and were transported to a...

Roswell officer arrested for DWI, placed on leave

July 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell police officer who is the daughter-in-law of Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon is facing drunken driving charges. Stephanie Coon was arrested early Friday morning after authorities say she hit a car in Roswell. Police say when...

Report: Santa Fe inmate who died admitted drug use

July 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe police report says a woman who died at the Santa Fe County jail this week was arguing with her boyfriend about her own alcohol and drug use before getting arrested. The Santa Fe New Mexico reports (http://bit.ly/M7IB4t) that...

Group warns NM residents about 'spice'

July 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group is warning Albuquerque residents about the dangers of a synthetic form of marijuana known as “spice.” KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/L0aq8O) that the group Rebel Dolls Ink passed out fliers this week in Southeast...

Seeding to begin next week on NM Little Bear Fire

July 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A special team assigned to survey the damage of the Little Bear Fire in southern New Mexico says aerial seeding will begin on parts of the burn scar next week. There will be at least two phases of seeding on about 12,000 acres of...

NM attorney general criticizes GOP records request

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A request made by the New Mexico Republican Party under the state Inspection of Public Records Act drew fire Friday from Democratic Attorney General Gary King. The party sent the request to King’s office two weeks ago seeking...

Hundreds sign up for NM wildfire notices

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About 2,000 people from around New Mexico and as far away as Russia have signed up for an online notification system aimed at giving the public the latest information about wildfires burning around the state. The system is being...

NM inmate hospitalized after in prison attack

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico inmate is being treated at a Texas hospital after he apparently was assaulted by two other prisoners. State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Jose Rivera was found unresponsive in his cell early Friday....