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Rio Grande water users could be in for another tough year

April 10, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Cities and farmers that depend on water from the Rio Grande could be in for another tough year. Snowpack from the mountains that feed the waterway is halfway gone, and there has been little to no precipitation in the last month. That means federal officials will be managing the river for [&hellip...

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Albuquerque man gets 15-year prison term in gun, ammo case

April 10, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Paul Anthony Turrieta received an enhanced sentence Thursday due to his...

DA: Las Cruces man fatally shot himself with stolen gun

April 10, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — District Attorney investigators say a Las Cruces man fatally shot himself with a stolen police gun during a confrontation with officers last year. An autopsy also shows 29-year-old Jose Salas was shot multiple times by Las Cruces...

Albuquerque police: 3 arrests made in Jan. 4 shooting of man

April 10, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say three people have been arrested in a January shooting of a man that left him in critical condition. They say 20-year-old Isaiah Martinez was taken into custody Thursday while 19-year-old Raul Tena Jr. and...

New, bigger University of New Mexico hospital to be proposed

April 10, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of patients are turned away from the University of New Mexico Hospital each year, and others are kept in the emergency department for days because of a lack of beds, officials seeking to expand the hospital said this week....

Former jail official gets probation in inmate sex case

April 10, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former supervisor at a New Mexico jail who admitted sexually assaulting three female inmates has been sentenced to five years of probation The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 70-year-old John Greene was sentenced Thursday in...

Man with firearm is arrested at Navajo Technical University

April 9, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CROWNPOINT, N.M. (AP) — Tribal police say a man with a firearm has been arrested without incident at Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint. Students at the school were on lockdown after an armed man was reported near the student housing on campus about...

State official: Power plant proposal not in public interest

April 9, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico hearing examiner declined Wednesday to give his blessing to a plan for filling the void that will be left by the partial closure of an aging coal-fired power plant that supplies more than 2 million customers in the...

Prosecutors in Albuquerque police shooting want gag order

April 9, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors want a judge to limit what lawyers for two Albuquerque police officers charged with murder in a fatal shooting can tell the news media. A motion filed Tuesday by the Bernalillo County district attorney’s office...

Clovis man fined $8K for catching 160 times his trout limit

April 9, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man has agreed to pay a fine of more than $8,100 for catching 160 times the limit in trout. Bounchanh Bounsombath was arrested in May 2014 after New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conservation officers seized the trout...