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NM's Interstate 25 reopens after weather closure

March 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Transportation says the state highway patrol has reopened the southbound lanes of Interstate 25 between Raton and Raton Pass. The interstate in the Raton area was closed for part of Tuesday due to extreme winds and snowy conditions. Northbound lanes were reopened earlier in the [&hellip...

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Mayor-elect blamed in lap dance vid arrested again

March 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The mayor-elect of a troubled New Mexico border town has been arrested — again. Daniel Salinas, of Sunland Park, was arrested overnight Monday on bribery and conspiracy charges alleging he gave acting Police Chief Luis Monarez...

NM hotel owners plead guilty in nanny slaves case

March 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The owners of a New Mexico hotel have pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting illegal immigrants. Prosecutors say 47-year-old Elina Sihombing and her 55-year-old husband David Girle were arrested last May after two nannies claimed they...

State audit of border town to take 3-4 weeks

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It will take three to four weeks to complete an audit of a troubled New Mexico border town and determine whether the state should take the unprecedented step of overseeing the financial management of the community, state officials said...

ABQ police fatally shoot man

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have shot and killed a man in northeast Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Gzs2KZ ) police are investigating the shooting of a man identified as Daniel Tillison, also known as Oreo. Police...

NM police make 38 DWI arrests over holiday weekend

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they arrested more than three dozen people on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Lt. Robert McDonald says there were 38 arrests in...

Police: Puppy taken from NM 4-year-old returned

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A puppy stolen from a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl has been returned to her. Albuquerque police say two women snatched a poodle out of a girl’s arms Tuesday in front of her house. Olivia Lippert says the women took the puppy...

Eddy County appoints warden

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The acting warden of the Eddy County Detention Center has accepted the jail’s top position. Shawn Funk began his new duties Monday. County Manager Allen Sartin says he made the decision after conducting a thorough recruitment...

38 suspected DWI offenders nabbed by state police

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they arrested 38 suspected DWI offenders over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Officers conducted 15 DWI sobriety checkpoints throughout the state. Authorities say that drivers who appear to be impaired...

Curry County commissioners making less than others

March 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Curry County lawmakers make less money than commissioners in at least two similar-size New Mexico counties. But they make far more than commissioners in Roosevelt County and the city of Clovis. The Clovis News Journal...