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Santa Fe senior center evacuated after bomb scare

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Santa Fe senior center was briefly evacuated New Year’s Eve after a man left a backpack under a Christmas tree. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/TExv7p ) that an employee at Ponce de Leon called police Monday afternoon after a man came in asking for his [&hellip...

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Boxing ring memorial erected at Tapia gravesite

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Johnny Tapia’s gravesite in Albuquerque now has a unique memorial, thanks to family and friends of the late boxer. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/U4Bmyo ) a small replica boxing ring has been set up at the site to pay tribute...

NM mother found son after fatal dog attack

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PINE HILL, N.M. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy in northwestern New Mexico who died after being mauled by dogs was found face-down and unresponsive by his mother, a police official said Sunday. Cibola County Undersheriff Tony Mace said one of the nine dogs...

Man accused of providing heroin in overdose death

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of providing heroin to another man who died of a drug overdose now faces drug charges in federal court. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/RmyJpf) that 23-year-old Joseph Dyson is charged with distribution...

Albuquerque police chief seeks survey results

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two officials in Albuquerque want the city’s police union to turn over documents from a recent survey of officers that found that the agency was suffering from low morale and that an overwhelming majority of officers...

Bills at NM Legislature to confront corruption

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some of the proposals filed by New Mexico lawmakers before the start of the Legislature’s annual session include bills that aim to confront political corruption and drunken driving. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

Alamogordo man writes about cancer survival

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — There is always a silver lining with local author and cancer survivor Keith E. Gerber. When Gerber was diagnosed with stage four melanoma, his life was forever changed. “On July 23, 1992, I was told I had less than a year to...

Former Sunland Park manager reaches plea deal

December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Sunland Park city manager faces five years of supervised probation for his role in a political scandal that involved a secretly recorded video of a mayoral candidate getting a topless lap dance. The Las Cruces Sun-News...

NM cities announce gun disposal programs

December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque and Santa Fe city officials are moving forward with plans for gun disposal and buyback programs. Cities across the country have started similar programs in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Connecticut. Albuquerque...

Undersheriff: NM boy dies following dog mauling

December 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PINE HILL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an 8-year-old Cibola County boy who was attacked by a pack of dogs. Undersheriff Tony Mace tells the Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/VoIuRd) that Tomas Jay Henio was attacked by nine dogs...