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State says it can’t round up Placitas horses

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) — The head of the state livestock board says it can’t roundup free-roaming horses from the mountain hamlet of Placitas. The Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District agency on Monday ordered the state to remove the horses. But the Albuquerque Journal reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/12EV08A ) that the board’s executive...

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Jurors hear ‘suicide’ ruling in ex-NM officer case

June 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

in this June 11, 2013 photo, medical investigator Patricia Garcia-Sais, second from left, testifies about a gun found in 2007 at the Los Lunas home of Levi Chavez, right. Chavez is standing trial in Sandoval County for killing his wife and trying to make it...

NM governor urges local fireworks restrictions

June 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez urged local governments on Tuesday to restrict fireworks because of dry conditions and the risk of wildfires. Martinez asked mayors and county commissioners in a letter Tuesday to take quick action this...

NM man gets 10-year prison term in child sex abuse

June 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Tohajiilee man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for child sex abuse. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Nathan R. Platero also was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque to 10 years of...

Isleta Pueblo man pleads guilty in fatal car crash

June 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Isleta Pueblo man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with a 2012 car accident. Prosecutors say 34-year-old James Anzara pleaded guilty Tuesday at a federal court in Albuquerque. They say...

Dad arrest for shooting son outside NM church

June 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a 59-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting of his son outside an Albuquerque church. State Police say William Chavez is jailed in Quay County after being taken into custody Tuesday while driving...

Man found dead under crane boom in Albuquerque

June 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found dead under a crane boom in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Fire Department says a man who died was found trapped under a crane boom at a location in northwest Albuquerque Tuesday morning....

NM AG King says slaughter of some horses illegal

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, who has been a vocal opponent of plans by a southeastern New Mexico company to resume domestic horse slaughter, says state law could prohibit the operation. In an opinion issued Monday, King...

San Felipe Pueblo man sentenced for child abuse

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A San Felipe Pueblo man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for child abuse. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Robert Chavarillo also was sentenced Monday to one year of supervised release. Chavarillo and his girlfriend...

Los Alamos County moves into new headquarters

June 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos County staff members have moved into new headquarters. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/14M4gm5) that the move into the new building is complete. The building is open for business and scheduled for an open...