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NM streamlines command of military forces at fires

May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico National Guard senior officers can serve as commanders of active duty military forces assigned to help with wildfires and other emergencies in the state. The governor said Wednesday the agreement with the Defense Department should help streamline emergency response efforts. Her announcement came...

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Last defendant sentenced in NM drug case

May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the last of nine defendants charged in connection with a drug trafficking case in southern New Mexico has been sentenced. Sandra Portillo on Wednesday was ordered to serve 15 months in prison followed by three...

Man dies after attempted robbery, carjacking

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after crashing a vehicle he had carjacked following an attempted robbery at a convenience store in Albuquerque’s North Valley. Bernalillo County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson...

Albuquerque police dog sniffs out planeload of pot

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a pilot is facing felony charges after a drug-sniffing dog found a load of marijuana stashed on the man’s single-engine plane. Police and Homeland Security agents got a tip Monday that there was an...

NM, Arizona deputies share certification

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Deputies from New Mexico’s Hidalgo County and Arizona’s Cochise County are now certified to enforce laws in either county. A group of deputies from both sheriffs’ departments met Monday to get cross-certified....

Suspect in NM church stabbing attack indicted

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 24-year-old man who authorities say stabbed three people at an Albuquerque Catholic church because he thought a choir leader was a Mason has been indicted on an attempted murder charge, the Bernalillo County attorney’s...

NM seeks court ruling on hunting license quotas

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Game and Fish Department asked a federal court on Tuesday to lift a decades-old order preventing the agency from providing New Mexico residents with the majority of annual licenses to hunt bighorn sheep, ibex and oryx. The...

Farmington leads US in percentage of mobile homes

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An unusual honor has been bestowed on northwestern New Mexico’s Farmington region, along with two metro areas in western Arizona: A new report shows they’re the mobile home capitals of the country. The U.S. Census Bureau...

Police: Pipe bomb found near Clovis water valve

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Police say a pipe bomb found near a water main valve adjacent to the Clovis landfill has been destroyed by the New Mexico State Police bomb squad. Clovis police spokesman Capt. Patrick Whitney says the device was found by city workers...

NM man gets prison term for stealing from program

May 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who admitted stealing from a federally funded program to help people facing homelessness now faces a year in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 49-year-old Francis Louis Carrillo was sentenced Tuesday...