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Police: Man shot, killed during attack with hammer

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police had charged officers with a 10-inch hammer, Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks said Friday. Andy Jack Snider, 37, ignored commands and ran toward officers until he was shot by Officer Hector Marquez on Sunday, Banks said. “It was Snider’s decision to attack [&hellip...

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Bishops defend NM’s assisted suicide law

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops is coming out in defense of a state law that prohibits assisted suicide, saying the statute is meant to protect life. The bishops issued their statement Friday, one day after closing...

Rescued dog set for foster home

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Raphael, the mixed-breed dog from Pojoaque whose bony portrait has generated thousands of Facebook followers, left the Santa Fe Animal Shelter Friday for a foster home. The leggy canine had been at the shelter since late October, when...

Lawsuit: NM officer fired for prostitution report

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Department of Public Safety officer says he was fired after informing his supervisor that a fellow officer was having sex with prostitutes, according to a lawsuit filed in state district court. In court papers...

15 Albuquerque men indicted for drug trafficking

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say 15 Albuquerque men have been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties. The 15-count superseding indictment was unsealed Thursday following an early morning multi-agency law...

Fallen NM sheriff’s sergeant honored at memorial

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Family, friends and law enforcement officers from across the state gathered Thursday to honor a Sandoval County sheriff’s sergeant who died after being struck by a vehicle during a snow storm. Sgt. Robert Baron’s memorial...

Judge to consider evidence in NM right-to-die case

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could be a month before a ruling is issued in a challenge against New Mexico’s assisted suicide law. State District Judge Nan Nash said she has a lot of information to consider after hearing closing arguments Thursday. Two...

NM senators seek protections for Organ Mountains

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich on Thursday reignited a decade-old effort to seek federal protections for a mountain range that borders one of the state’s largest cities as well as other scenic areas in Dona Ana...

Police: Suspect arrested in Las Cruces arson case

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man suspected of lighting the fire that eventually destroyed a Las Cruces mobile home this week is in custody. Las Cruces police say 43-year-old Anthony Garret Madison was arrested Wednesday and was being held on $15,000 bond on...

Outside of Roswell’s UFO museum to face makeover

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell is getting a makeover. Executive Director Mark Briscoe says the exterior will be redone with new stucco to make it look like one big building. Also, the marquee is getting a...