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2nd NM man arrested in shooting death of Colo. man

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Deputy U.S. Marshals have tracked down and arrested a New Mexico man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in southwest Colorado. The Marshals Service says 19-year-old Tommy Mitchell was arrested after being tracked to a trailer park in Farmington, N.M. on Friday. Officers from several agencies were [&hellip...

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Dem challenger to Bernalillo DA pulled from ballot

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The candidate challenging Bernalillo County’s district attorney in June’s Democratic primary has been stricken from the ballot by a judge. Jennifer Romero’s nominating petitions were short by one valid signature...

Eastern NM farmers could plant less this spring

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Roosevelt County wheat farmer Rick Ledbetter checks the sprinklers on his irrigated winter wheat crop on April 1, 2012 in Portales, N.M. Ledbetter said spring wheat will be his main crop when planting for the upcoming season, because it is a money-maker due...

Ex-Santa Fe officer pleads to 10 charges

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe police officer has pleaded no contest to 10 misdemeanor charges and agreed never to be a police officer again. Michael Eiskant entered the pleas to two counts of attempted false imprisonment, one count of stalking,...

PNM seeks approval for new pollution controls

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico is seeking permission from state regulators to install new pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station. The utility is under a mandate by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to trim...

PNM seeks approval for new pollution controls

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico is seeking permission from state regulators to install new pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station. The utility is under a mandate by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to trim...

Court affirms murder conviction in tip jar killing

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of an Albuquerque man for killing a restaurant owner in front of her young son and then stealing a tip jar containing less than $4. The state’s highest court...

PD: Waitress at Carlsbad Denny's shot and killed

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad police say they still don’t know why a man walked into a Denny’s and opened fire killing a waitress. Police said 34-year-old Rachel Rodriguez died Thursday morning after suffering multiple gunshot wounds as she was...

Airline drops service to Alamogordo airport

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Airlines has dropped service to Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport. Airport coordinator Randy Hill tells the Alamogordo Daily News there wasn’t sufficient passenger interest. New Mexico Airlines was the only...

Anthony police chief relieved of duties

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — The southern New Mexico town of Anthony is looking for a new police chief. Mayor Arnulfo Castaneda tells El Paso television station KDBC that Police Chief Steven Foldy was terminated Wednesday night. The mayor would not elaborate why...