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Albuquerque parents jailed in alleged child abuse

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque mother and her boyfriend are facing child abuse charges after their 1-year-old daughter was hospitalized with severe injuries. KOB-TV reports family friends of parents Daniel Aragon and Shelby Lujan said Saturday the little girl had been taken off life support and had died. Both are 21. Police reports obtained...

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Albuquerque officer subject of battery probe

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is the subject of an aggravated battery investigation for an off-duty incident in a Hooter’s restaurant parking lot that left a man with facial and rib fractures. Prosecutors in Albuquerque have...

Panel to screen candidates for vacant judgeships

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent commission meets next month to evaluate candidates for two vacant state district judgeships in Albuquerque. The Judicial Nominating Commission will recommend lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible...

No protesters, just 1 kill at NM coyote contest

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CORRECTS DATE TO SATURDAY, NOV. 10 INSTEAD OF FRIDAY, NOV. 16 – In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 photo, Esteban Marquez, second from left, a supporter of a coyote hunting contest organized by Gunhawk Firearms, engages in a heated discussion with...

5 years for SF man in fatal hit-run, other crimes

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 27-year-old Santa Fe man who pleaded guilty to a series of charges that included leaving the scene of a fatal accident has been sentenced to five years in prison. The sentencing for Leandro Anaya on Friday included tearful testimony...

San Juan Co. inmates protest over milk shortfall

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Inmates angered when milk ran short during breakfast at the county jail in Farmington began refusing to obey orders and triggered a brief confrontation with detention officers that ended with jailers shooting them with paint...

Man settles sex abuse suit against Catholic church

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has settled a suit he filed against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a Catholic ministry group that helps troubled priests over molestation he claims he suffered at the hands of a priest beginning in the mid-1960s....

Albuquerque group to appeal NM nuke waste OK

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An environmental group says it will ask an appeals court to overturn a state decision allowing nuclear waste that requires special handling and containers to be stored at a federal facility near Carlsbad. The Albuquerque-based...

NM offers driver’s license identifying veterans

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is adding a feature on its driver’s licenses to indicate that someone is a veteran. State officials said Friday the designation will make it easier for veterans to provide proof they served in the military without...

Court denies attempt to tap NM plains for water

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has ruled against a commercial venture that sought to drill more than three dozen water wells in western New Mexico. In a ruling issued Friday, the court found the state engineer was justified in rejecting the...