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Smoke, heat make it hard to size up Jaroso Fire

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Smoke, intense heat and rugged terrain were making it difficult Thursday for fire managers in northern New Mexico to size up a blaze that was racing across thousands of acres of dead and downed trees deep in the Pecos Wilderness. Officials had estimated that the Jaroso Fire had ballooned to 12 [&hellip...

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Church Rock man gets prison for 2011 beating death

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Church Rock man has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in federal prison for second-degree murder. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Danny Dan Don Brown also was ordered by a judge Thursday to pay $1,200 restitution to cover the cost of the...

New wildfire burning in NM southwest of Cimarron

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — There’s another wildfire burning in New Mexico now. State Forestry officials say the White Peak’s fire has charred an estimated 850 acres about 14 miles southwest of Cimarron. The lightning-caused fire began Thursday...

Ex-detective back on stand in ex-NM officer case

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A lead investigator in the case of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife came under aggressive questioning Thursday from a defense attorney who suggested that the investigator was trying to anger and scare...

Court rules against grandmother in child porn case

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors can use photographic evidence from a seized camera against an Albuquerque grandmother and her boyfriend, who allegedly had sex with the woman’s 4-year-old granddaughter. The...

State prison to cut well water use as of July

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state penitentiary complex south of Santa Fe uses millions of gallons of water a month. But as of July, the complex will hook up to the county water system and use its wells only for backup. New Mexico Department of Corrections...

NM woman pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Beclabito woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a stabbing last year. Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Krisohn Adakai entered into a plea agreement Thursday. They say she’s facing an 11-year sentence in...

Albuquerque apartment complex burned by fire

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A police officer was treated for minor smoke inhalation after he and two other government workers rescued a baby and other occupants of a small apartment complex destroyed by fire Thursday. The police officer, a Bernalillo County...

Fire in northern NM is now 60 percent contained

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

JEMEZ, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the Thompson Ridge fire in northern New Mexico now is 60 percent contained. That’s 10 percent higher than earlier Wednesday and officials say the fire grew by only about 90 acres. It now is at 22,900 acres. The fire...

5-year-old girl in Roswell found living in filth

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Roswell say they’ve found a 5-year-old autistic girl living in filth and confined in a small room similar to a cage. But the girl’s mother tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/18yWJ1m ) she was just trying to keep her...