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Police: 'West Mesa' tip line used to link enemies

August 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of people are using a special tip line to link family members, ex-boyfriends and former bosses to the 2009 West Mesa serial killings, according to Albuquerque police. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/TF3SCx ) that police have received thousands of tips from people who are using the line to get people they don’t...

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Obama gives interview to ABQ radio station

August 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama has yet to make Albuquerque a campaign stop. But he will be giving the state’s largest city a little attention on Friday. The president has given the “Morning Mayhem” team at KOB-FM an...

2 years Las Cruces teens who robbed 81-year-old

August 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Three Las Cruces teens will spend two years in juvenile detention for a purse-snatching that left an 81-year-old woman in a wheelchair. Victim Mary Inez Garcia told Judge Jacinto Palomino at a Tuesday hearing that she hopes the...

NM regulators approve PNM charge for renewables

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have approved a request by the state’s largest electric provider to add a charge to customers’ bills to pay for renewable energy. The Public Regulation Commission approved the charge Tuesday. Public...

Arizona man changes plea in fatal accident in NM

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man charged with vehicular homicide in New Mexico has changed his plea to no contest. Authorities say 24-year-old Nathaniel Saltclah, of Window Rock, will be facing up to 6½ years in prison when he’s sentenced....

Construction still under way at 4 Santa Fe schools

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Construction remains under way at four public schools in Santa Fe as the first day of school approaches. Kristy Janda-Wagner, executive director of operations for Santa Fe Public Schools, told the Santa Fe New Mexican...

Democrats in New Mexico Senate launch PACs

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A few Democrats serving in the New Mexico Senate have launched political action committees to counter Gov. Susana Martinez’s financial clout. Democratic Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino of Albuquerque told The Albuquerque Journal...

Santa Fe man cited for shooting at prairie dog

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty after a witness reported him shooting a pellet gun at a prairie dog from a truck. Police tell The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/TzZO6j) that 71-year-old Bruce Wienke...

3 NM officers under investigation for May arrest

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque police officers are the subject of internal affairs and criminal investigations into stun gun use during an arrest. Police reports cited by The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/ShEz6Q) say Officers Shad Solis,...

Teen booked on suspicion of vehicular homicide

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A teen who was the driver in a rollover crash in Bernalillo County that killed one of his passengers has been booked on suspicion of vehicular homicide and drunken driving. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/NwtpLt) that...