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Las Cruces teen finds owner of wallet with $2,300

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces teenager found more than $2,300 in cash in a shopping cart and then found the wallet’s owner. Authorities say 13-year-old Marcos Gonzales-Nunez was at a grocery store with his family when he spotted a wallet beneath the flap in a shopping cart that doubles as a bench [&hellip...

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Woman accused of bringing drugs into Hobbs prison

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a New Mexico prison to an inmate. Officials at the Lea County Correctional Facility in Hobbs say Ramona Lucero was taken into custody Thursday. They say she was a...

2 Cibola County men plead guilty in meth case

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Cibola County men have pleaded guilty to federal methamphetamine trafficking charges. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Anthony Lusk, of San Rafael, and 26-year-old Peter Valdez, of Grants, entered into plea agreements Thursday. They...

NMSU president could choose school’s new provost

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — It appears that Daniel Howard may be in line to be the next provost at New Mexico State University. The Las Cruces Sun-News says NMSU President Garrey Carruthers has discussed the position with Howard. The 58-year-old Howard is a...

Demo Party leader leaves email question unanswered

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Democratic Party Chairman Sam Bregman says he did nothing improper with an email apparently hijacked from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s campaign account. Bregman issued a statement Thursday saying it was...

NM discovers it doesn’t have DNA for some inmates

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Department of Corrections has determined that DNA wasn’t collected as required from numerous state prison inmates, a lapse that hinders investigations into unsolved crimes. A department audit determined that 138...

Carruthers, Howard have discussed NMSU opening

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Newly appointed New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers says he’s already discussed the open position of university provost with a Colorado academic who also was a finalist for the NMSU presidency. Carruthers...

FBI links Democratic consultant to hijacked email

June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic political consultant controlled a computer account that contained email allegedly hijacked from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s campaign system, according to federal records made public Wednesday. FBI affidavits,...

NM village runs out of water due to drought

June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The village of Magdalena is scrambling now that its sole drinking water well has gone dry. The water table has dropped almost 20 feet since January due to the persistent drought that has plagued nearly all of New Mexico for the last...

Police: Man fatally shoots himself in NM store

June 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man walked into a store in New Mexico and then fatally shot himself in the head. Las Vegas police investigators are at the scene of Wednesday afternoon’s shooting, trying to piece together the events...