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San Juan deputies seize starving horses near Aztec

December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in San Juan County have seized four emaciated horses from a property outside Aztec they say were at risk of dying as a winter storm moved in. Sheriff’s officials say they took the horses to a local veterinarian for treatment until they’re healthy enough to be released. Spokeswoman Beth [&hellip...

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Miss Las Cruces steps down after DWI arrest

December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A woman named Miss Las Cruces last month has resigned after her arrest on suspicion of aggravated DWI. Pageant officials issued a statement from 22-year-old Sarah J. Richardson Wednesday saying her actions aren’t consistent...

Bicyclist gets $2.1M verdict but half the blame

December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque bicyclist has won a $2.1 million judgment for injuries he received in a crash with a delivery truck but will likely collect only half that amount because a jury said he was partly to blame. Bicyclist Simon Lees...

NM probation officer is accused of sexual assault

December 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico probation officer has been accused of sexual assault. A federal grand jury in Albuquerque indicted 35-year-old Gordon Chavez on charges related to the sexual assault of a probationer whom he supervised....

State: New Mexico ad campaign has 3-to-1 return

December 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state tourism department’s $1.2 million “New Mexico True” campaign has brought taxpayers $3 for every dollar spent, a success that Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson said she will use to seek a doubling of her...

Albuquerque police launch officer steroid probe

December 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Detectives are investigating allegations of steroid use among Albuquerque police officers just as the department faces its own federal probe into excessive force, Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said Wednesday. At a news...

United to starts flights between Santa Fe, Denver

December 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Municipal Airport officials say United Airlines will begin offering flights from Santa Fe to Denver on May 1. Wednesday’s announcement comes weeks after the airport teamed up with Great Lakes Airlines to offer four daily...

Speaker of NM House of Representative Lujan dies

December 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Lujan, one of the most powerful and longest serving state legislators in New Mexico history and the father of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, died late Tuesday at age 77 after a long battle with lung cancer, a spokesman for...

Judge won’t release Deming man, son in gun case

December 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to release a Deming man and his son from jail before they are sentenced for making false statements during a 2011 firearms sting at their gun store. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack turned away requests...

Tiles falling in UNM’s Pit

December 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico is putting up banners inside The Pit. But they are being installed to show more than support for the Lobo basketball team. Officials say the banners were designed to protect fans from falling tiles. In the...