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Burglary suspects heard confessing all on 911

October 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say three people accused of burglarizing a Roswell home were caught after unknowingly confessing all to 911. KRQE-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1oHdMqY) Friday that police located the suspects last month based on what an emergency dispatcher heard. Investigators say 37-year-old Aaron Burrell somehow pocket dialed 911. In the...

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Farmington shooting suspect arrested for drugs

October 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A 17-year-old Farmington boy accused in a fatal shooting has been arrested on unrelated drug charges. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1DMs24Y) that police took the youth in custody earlier this month after searching a...

Santa Fe to address residents’ ‘food challenges’

October 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe officials are rolling out a plan to help area residents get access to healthy food. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bitly.com/1nEIAIj) that a Food Policy Council made up of local and county officials announced Friday...

Annual Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage planned

October 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The Diocese of Las Cruces is organizing its annual pilgrimage to Mount Cristo Rey in Sunland Park. The Stations of the Cross procession is scheduled Sunday for pilgrims to walk up and down the mountain from sunrise to sunset. A...

Balderas, Riedel vie to be New Mexico’s AG

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The race to be New Mexico’s attorney general pits state Auditor Hector Balderas, a rising star in the Democratic Party, against Republican Susan Riedel, a former prosecutor and judge with more than two decades of legal...

New Mexico man pleads guilty in federal fraud case

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Ojo Caliente man has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and mail fraud charges. Prosecutors in New Mexico say 43-year-old Gerald Archuleta admitted to a role in a scheme to defraud the federal and state Unemployment Insurance...

Police: ‘Explosive device’ hit New Mexico mosque

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an unknown suspect has thrown what appears to be Molotov cocktail at an Albuquerque mosque. Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said the explosive device was tossed Friday morning at a window of the Islamic Center...

Duran: Sharpie pens not banned at NM voting sites

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran says her office has not banned Sharpie pens from marking New Mexico ballots on Election Day. Her office said Friday state officials recently ordered Paper Mate felt tip markers for counties...

Bernalillo County woman contracts West Nile virus

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say the first clinical case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Bernalillo County. They say a 45-year-old woman was hospitalized briefly with the more severe neuro-invasive form of West Nile, but now is...

Lawsuit over school funding set for 2015 trial

October 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging New Mexico’s public school financing is moving ahead after a state district judge rejected a request by the Public Education Department to dismiss the case. A trial is scheduled for November 2015 in the case...