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Border Patrol seizes $160K in marijuana

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized nearly $160,000 worth of marijuana in two separate drug busts over the holiday weekend in southern New Mexico. In the first case, Deming agents followed footsteps through the desert that led to two juveniles who were hiding in the brush. They were in the [&hellip...

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Pipe bombs prompt authorities to form task force

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies from across the state have stepped up efforts to find a suspect who threw two pipe bombs at an Albuquerque probation and parole office last month. Officials with New Mexico State Police, the state Department...

Court OKs life sentence in 2007 Farmington murder

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the resentencing to life imprisonment of a Farmington man who as a teenager killed an elderly San Juan County resident. The court on Monday rejected arguments by Oden Gutierrez that his sentence to...

Amber Alerts have broader reach

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The increasing use of Amber Alerts and their dissemination across media platforms like text messages is raising questions about whether overuse may water down their effectiveness. Two Amber Alerts issued in October were notable partly...

Feds investigate deadly NM train derailment

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating the cause of a deadly freight train derailment in southwestern New Mexico. A spokesman with the Federal Railroad Administration says five investigators were at the site Monday. There...

Stepfather gets prison time for NM boy’s death

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has received the maximum sentence for killing his 5-year-old stepson. Albuquerque television station KOAT reports (http://bit.ly/1bdMfQ5) Richard Gutierrez was sentenced Monday to 36 years in prison, with six of...

Lawsuit: 73-year-old left in solitary confinement

December 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials left a 73-year-old woman in solitary confinement for nearly five weeks and deprived her of medication for thyroid cancer and serious mental health issues, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. The...

Police: Albuquerque officer shoots suspect

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a suspect is in critical condition after being shot by an officer. Authorities say the officer shot the suspect Sunday afternoon in Northeast Albuquerque following a call from a woman who reported that the...

Plane carrying cadets makes safe emergency landing

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A plane carrying several cadets and officers from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs made a safe emergency landing in the northern New Mexico city of Las Vegas due to ice build-up on the aircraft. The Las Vegas...

El Dorado man accused of choking woman Sunday

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested after he choked a woman who had given him a ride from a Santa Fe bar to his vehicle. Police say the 26-year-old woman agreed early Sunday to give 21-year-old Ryan Catron of El Dorado a ride to his...