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Man found dead under crane boom in Albuquerque

June 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found dead under a crane boom in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Fire Department says a man who died was found trapped under a crane boom at a location in northwest Albuquerque Tuesday morning. Workplace-safety officials will investigate...

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NM AG King says slaughter of some horses illegal

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, who has been a vocal opponent of plans by a southeastern New Mexico company to resume domestic horse slaughter, says state law could prohibit the operation. In an opinion issued Monday, King...

San Felipe Pueblo man sentenced for child abuse

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A San Felipe Pueblo man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for child abuse. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Robert Chavarillo also was sentenced Monday to one year of supervised release. Chavarillo and his girlfriend...

Los Alamos County moves into new headquarters

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos County staff members have moved into new headquarters. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/14M4gm5) that the move into the new building is complete. The building is open for business and scheduled for an open...

2 accused of burglarizing home, shooting at NM man

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities say two men are in custody in connection with a home burglary and shooting in Rincon. County sheriff’s say 24-year-old Joseph Anthony Lucero and 31-year-old Marcelino Venegas both are being held on...

NM high court OKs search warrants by telephone

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in New Mexico can obtain search warrants over the telephone from a judge, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. Judges don’t have to see in writing the sworn statement from authorities that provides the probable cause for...

Farmington man gets prison term for drugs, weapons

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison in a drug and firearms case. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Lindsey Joe Brown II also was sentenced Monday to five years of supervised release. Brown was indicted in...

NM contractor sentenced on tax evasion conviction

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 60-year-old Albuquerque woman who worked as an environmental compliance contractor for the state of New Mexico has been sentenced on a conviction for evading federal taxes The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Shelda...

Albuquerque officer recorded beating suspect fired

June 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer caught on video last year beating a surrendering suspect and firing a stun gun at another was recently fired, the department announced Friday. Department spokeswoman Tasia Martinez told KRQE-TV...

New US citizens naturalized at Aztec ruins

June 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Ten immigrants have been naturalized as U.S. citizens at an Aztec Ruins National Monument ceremony. The Farmington Daily-Times reports (http://bit.ly/14H7Qh3) that the newest citizens took an oath of allegiance Friday at the...