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Police: Man fatally shot at Las Cruces smoke shop

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say an armed man who entered a smoke shop is dead after being shot by a store employee. Police say the shooting occurred Sunday night at the DCP’s Smoke Shop on South Solano Drive. According to police, responding officers found the dead man lying on the store’s [&hellip...

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Major Albuquerque construction project finished

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and others are celebrating the completion of a $93 million project aimed at smoothing travel through a major Albuquerque traffic corridor. Officials are scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting event Monday evening...

14-year-old calls 911 after mom screams for help

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana authorities say a 40-year-old man was arrested and accused of attacking his live-in girlfriend after the woman’s 14-year-old son responded to his mother’s screams for help and went to a neighbor’s house to...

Waste bacteria found in San Juan County rivers

December 16, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Preliminary results from a study of the San Juan and Animas rivers in northwestern New Mexico’s San Juan County reportedly has found high levels of bacteria associated with human waste. The Daily Times reports...

Atari’s ‘E.T.’ game joins Smithsonian collection

December 16, 2014 • National News, State NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History shows one of the decades-old Atari ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ game that was found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M. The Atari game cartridge unearthed earlier...

Albuquerque may summon retired police officers

December 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Retired police officers could be back on the job as Albuquerque officials try to deal with a severe staff shortage. Mayor Richard Berry will lobby state lawmakers next month to approve legislation allowing retired officers to come...

San Juan County police cadets learn new tactics

December 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

KIRTLAND, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement training officials in San Juan County are teaching cadets a new model for use of force following guideline changes earlier this year. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1xf4buH) that the new lesson model...

Bird count seeks New Mexico numbers amid changes

December 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of New Mexico bird enthusiasts are expected to take part in the longest-running citizen science survey of birds. The National Audubon Society launched Sunday the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count as species like the Black...

WNMU approves locked-in tuition rates for students

December 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Western New Mexico University is raising its tuition but guarantees it will then remain unchanged for a student’s entire college career. The university’s Board of Regents unanimously approved an initiative Friday that...

4 injured in wrong-way car crash in Las Cruces

December 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say three people were hurt after a wrong-way driver traveling more than twice the speed limit on a Las Cruces road crashed into another vehicle. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/12Jgwd7) that police say the...