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Gallup police investigate death of area prosecutor

December 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Police in Gallup are investigating the death of a high-ranking prosecutor. They say the body of Chief Deputy Assistant District Attorney Jim Bierly was found about 1 a.m. Thursday in his home. Gallup Police Deputy Chief John Allen says the case is being investigated as “an apparent suicide.” The Gallup Independent [&hellip...

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Martinez skips Las Cruces visit over dad’s illness

December 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has cancelled a speaking engagement in Las Cruces because her father is ill. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/VDvZQH ) Martinez was set to speak at a luncheon hosted by the Las Cruces Business...

Homeowners appeal Santa Fe County church deal

December 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A group of Santa Fe-area homeowners is appealing Santa Fe County’s decision to allow construction on Seagram’s whiskey heir Jeffrey Bronfman’s property where church members drink a hallucinogenic tea as a sacrament....

Survey: Many Albuquerque officers wanted DOJ probe

December 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 40 percent of officers supported a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department, according to results of a survey done just a month before the DOJ announced on Nov. 27 it would...

Tenn. man killed in accident at NM truck stop

December 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve identified a man killed late last week after being run over at southern New Mexico truck stop as a Tennessee resident. The Luna County Sheriff’s Office says 42-year-old Charles Surber Jr. of...

No charges in teacher dragging of blind SF student

December 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Santa Fe says she’s decided not to charge a special education teacher who dragged a blind student down a hallway. District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco said Wednesday that although the video...

Santa Fe sheriff investigating double homicide

December 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in a Christmas night shooting that left two men dead. Sheriff’s officials say 18-year-old Joe C. Rivera is wanted in connection with the double...

Environmentalists to sue over capture of wolves

December 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are filing another lawsuit over the federal government’s handling of endangered Mexican gray wolves, this one seeking to stop a policy that calls for the capture of any wolves that cross the border into New...

New Mexico teen pleads not guilty in 2 deaths

December 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his adoptive mom and sister in Tucumcari has pleaded not guilty to two first-degree murder charges. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ToAK2P) that the teen waived his right to a...

Federal prosecutors collect $8.7 million in NM

December 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico collected $8.7 million during the last fiscal year in cases in which money was owed to the federal government or to victims of crimes. The Albuquerque Journal reports...