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Man fatally shot at home by Farmington officer

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Farmington man who was fatally shot by a police officer on New Year’s Day. Police say 49-year-old Mark Chavez was shot Tuesday afternoon outside a Farmington home after he refused to put down a blunt weapon an aggressively advanced on an officer. They say [&hellip...

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Prostitution ring case to go to NM high court

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case involving two college professors accused of helping run an online prostitution ring. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/U889T2) that the state’s highest court...

Police say smartphones spread word on DUI stops

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say some motorists — including some planning to drive drunk — now use their smartphones to avoid sobriety checkpoints. Officer Robert Gibbs says smartphone applications, texting and social media are...

Portales police probe counterfeit money ring

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Portales police are investigating a counterfeit money ring in the area. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/VYwy7V ) that Police Chief C. Douglas Jones is calling it a serious problem. Authorities say they have received 16...

Writer hitches ride with Albuquerque pilot

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When you hear that Amber Nolan is a “sky hitchhiker,” you might envision someone with a backpack sitting on a cloud with her thumb outstretched. Not quite. The 28-year-old travel writer and aviating adventurer calls...

Winter Weather in New Mexico

January 1, 2013 • Local News, News, State NewsComments (0)

Snow coveres the Jemez Mountains set against the badlands near Chimayo, Monday. (AP Photo) [/auth...

New Mexico state parks offer free day for new year

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Parks system is offering free guided hikes at six sites for New Year’s Day. The offer is part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes occurring in all 50 states. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports...

6 take oath of office for Bernalillo County

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say four Bernalillo County commissioners, the county clerk and county treasurer have taken their oaths of office. Bernalillo County officials say the ceremony was held Tuesday at the Second Judicial District Court in...

Gov. Susana Martinez’s father dies

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The father of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has died after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80. The governor’s office says Jacobo “Jake” Martinez passed away just before 5 p.m. Monday. The...

NM agency tallies renewable energy tax credits

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials reviewed and processed thousands of requests in 2012 for tax credits and other funding aimed at boosting renewable energy development in the state. The growth over the past year included 50 new megawatts of wind...