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Arrest made in shooting at Albuquerque strip club

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of two suspects wanted in an Albuquerque strip club shooting late last month now is in custody. Albuquerque police announced Wednesday night that 33-year-old Isaac Montoya is being held on suspicion of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and tampering with evidence. Police still are searching for the second...

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Partially decomposed body found in Albuquerque

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a partially decomposed body has been found in a dirt field in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say a citizen called in about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to report the discovery of a body on top of a mattress in the open field...

NM court rules against residents suing oil company

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Court of Appeals has ruled against a group of current and former Hobbs residents who sued an oil company because of illnesses and other damages. The court on Tuesday upheld a Lea County District Court decision not to...

Ex-NM corrections officer pleads guilty in assault

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico corrections officer has pleaded guilty to a criminal civil rights charge. Federal authorities say 40-year-old Demetrio Juan Gonzales was accused of striking and choking a DUI suspect at the Bernalillo County...

Santa Fe man claims $1 million Powerball prize

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A newly retired Santa Fe judge has come forward to claim a $1 million prize in the multi-state Powerball game. New Mexico Lottery officials say Michael Vigil was one winning number away from taking the $40 million jackpot in last...

Border governors meeting in Albuquerque

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is hosting a meeting of border governors in Albuquerque this week. Martinez, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and governors from three Mexican states are expected at the gathering, which opened with a private reception...

Former pueblo governor, developer indicted

October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former governor of the Santa Ana Pueblo and a real estate developer from Pecos have been indicted on charges they embezzled at least $3.6 million from a group formed by the state’s 19 pueblos to develop the old Albuquerque...

Plan calls for shuttering part of NM power plant

October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Months of wrangling over the best way to curb pollution from a coal-fired power plant that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest have given way to a proposal that could see New Mexico transition to cleaner sources of...

NM horse trainer suspended in doping case

October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A horse trainer has been suspended from racing in New Mexico for 21 years and fined $23,000 after four horses he trained tested positive for an exotic, potent painkiller. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PLFEnR) that...

Grand jury: Glorieta police shooting was justified

October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe County grand jury found that a state police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a man that drew criticism after another officer took a cellphone photo of the dead man and shared it with colleagues. District...