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2 former officers plead not guilty in holding-cell beating

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two former Las Cruces police officers charged with aggravated battery in the beating of a man in a holding cell have pleaded not guilty. The District Attorney’s Office said ex-officer Danny Salcido entered his plea during an arraignment Monday in state District Court, while an attorney entered the plea for [&hellip...

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DOE names acting field office manager at nuclear repository

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has named one of its longtime employees as the acting director of the field office that oversees the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository. Dana Bryson is replacing Joe Franco, who...

DWI conviction rate decreases in Bernalillo County

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state report says convictions for drunken driving cases in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court have been falling sharply, with fewer than half of 2014 cases ending in a conviction. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

New Mexico Highlands University regents select new president

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Highlands University has a new president. The Las Vegas Optic (http://goo.gl/DkbGqo ) reports that the university’s regents on Monday unanimously selected Sam Minner from among six finalists. Minner was provost and...

Aspen-eating caterpillars won’t kill trees near Santa Fe

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of blackish-blue Western tent caterpillars have eaten the leaves of aspen trees in forests around Santa Fe. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1NqreGV ) that Santa Fe National Forest entomologist Andrew Graves...

No answers after woman apparently gave birth, no baby found

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Police say they are continuing to investigate the case of a Deming woman who showed up at an emergency room after giving birth but without a newborn baby. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/1HpuWCe ) that the 38-year-old woman...

Police searching for person who shot, killed teen at party

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a Manzano High School senior during a party. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1SUSyR9 ) that police believe someone fired multiple shots into a house where Jaydon...

Judge won’t block Santa Fe County tax hike

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A tax hike in the cities of Santa Fe and Espanola appears more likely to take effect this week. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1TVrMd0) that a judge late last week denied both cities’ request for a temporary...

New Mexico AG criticizes plan for San Juan plant

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is not a fan of a plan to keep an aging coal-fired plant going with a mix of coal, natural gas, nuclear and solar generation. The Daily Times in Farmington reported (http://bit.ly/1FHxtAp)...

1 injured, 1 arrested after shooting near Albuquerque club

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a suspected gang member has been caught after he allegedly shot someone and then initiated a high-speed chase. Police spokesman Fred Duran says the suspect got into a physical altercation with the victim...