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Habitat for Humanity in Carlsbad hit by burglary

December 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Habitat for Humanity in southeastern New Mexico says its home construction site has been burglarized and the theft will likely impact the group’s efforts. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://goo.gl/AMgviO) that burglars struck the Habitat home construction in Carlsbad this week and stole expensive power tools. Officials...

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NM state police, advocates meet over van shooting

December 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Advocates are pressing for more discipline in the New Mexico State Police shooting of a minivan full of children during a chaotic October traffic stop near Taos. A group of residents met Friday with State Police Chief Pete Kassetas in a...

Ski runs open at Angel Fire, Sandia

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The list of New Mexico ski resorts open for the season is getting longer. Angel Fire Resort in northern New Mexico and Sandia Peak Ski Area just outside of Albuquerque opened Friday as the latest blast of winter crossed the state....

Authorities: NM woman is killed by a pit bull

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Valencia County woman is dead after being attacked by a pit bull. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/IUNQnn) that the incident occurred Friday just south of Belen. According to the county Sheriff’s Department, the...

Great Lakes Airlines ending flights from Clovis

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Citing low passenger numbers, Great Lakes Airlines is ending its federally-subsidized flights between Clovis and Denver International Airport. Officials with the Wyoming-based airline say there are less than four passengers per trip on...

Report: Inmate spent final hours pleading for help

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Transcripts of interviews with inmates indicate a woman who died in the Santa Fe jail last year had spent her final hours crying and pleading for medical help as she suffered from withdrawal from heroin. And while an autopsy lists the...

Police: Man shot, killed during attack with hammer

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police had charged officers with a 10-inch hammer, Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks said Friday. Andy Jack Snider, 37, ignored commands and ran toward officers until he was shot by Officer Hector...

Bishops defend NM’s assisted suicide law

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops is coming out in defense of a state law that prohibits assisted suicide, saying the statute is meant to protect life. The bishops issued their statement Friday, one day after closing...

Rescued dog set for foster home

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Raphael, the mixed-breed dog from Pojoaque whose bony portrait has generated thousands of Facebook followers, left the Santa Fe Animal Shelter Friday for a foster home. The leggy canine had been at the shelter since late October, when...

Lawsuit: NM officer fired for prostitution report

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Department of Public Safety officer says he was fired after informing his supervisor that a fellow officer was having sex with prostitutes, according to a lawsuit filed in state district court. In court papers...