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The Latest: Man faces first-degree murder in officer death

August 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the cross-state motorcade procession for a fallen New Mexico police officer (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities say an Ohio fugitive will be charged with first-degree murder in the death of a New Mexico police officer. A spokesman for Dona Ana District Attorney Mark D’Antonio confirmed the pending [&hellip...

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Woman enters plea deal in Rio Rancho policeman shot case

August 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman accused of participating in the fatal shooting of a Rio Rancho police officer last year has pleaded guilty to two felony counts. Tabitha Littles faced six felony charges in connection with Officer Gregg “Nigel”...

Procession for fallen officer travels across New Mexico

August 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A procession for a police officer fatally shot during a traffic stop in a small New Mexico village crossed the state Monday as the officer’s body was transported along a 225-mile route, and dozens lined stretches of a major...

Navajos renew call for reimbursement from EPA mine spill

August 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is renewing the tribe’s call for the federal government to reimburse farmers for damaged caused by a massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado. Begaye was among the tribal, state...

Director: New Mexico spaceport positioned for next frontier

August 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Dec. 9, 2014, file photo, Christine Anderson, executive director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, poses for a photo at the end of the taxiway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. Anderson is resigning, saying she still believes in the commercial...

The Latest: Sheriff takes over duties in Hatch; town mourns

August 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Jesse D. Hanes. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Jameson says that Hanes is suspected of gunning down Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez, 33, during a traffic stop...

Santa Fe man acquitted in fatal crash pleads guilty to DWI

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man who was acquitted in 2011 of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed four teenagers has pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving charge. Scott Owens was sentenced Wednesday to 364 days in jail, but 330 days were...

New Mexico high court to hear arguments over pollution rule

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in a case over contested water regulations that address groundwater pollution by copper mines. Attorneys for the state and environmental groups will make their case...

Probe targetting high-crime in Albuquerque nets 98 arrests

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say 104 people have been charged with violating federal firearms and drug trafficking after a four-month, multi-agency investigation that aimed to curb high violent crime rates in the Albuquerque area. The investigation...

Court sides with efforts to certify Hatch chiles

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

Green chile from Hatch, N.M., goes on sale Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at a roadside roasting stand in Santa Fe, N.M. A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider a decision in favor of an association of green chile growers in the Hatch Valley of Southern...