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NM jury awards $58.5 million in tanker accident

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors who wanted to send a message to the trucking industry awarded $58.5 million to the estate and family of a Carlsbad man fatally injured in a 2010 accident when his vehicle collided with an oil industry tanker. The award in a wrongful-death suit stemming from the death of Kevin [&hellip...

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Probe into police crash turned over to DA

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The case of an Albuquerque police officer who was involved in a fatal crash has been turned over to the district attorney for review. Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston says his traffic investigators have completed an...

Evans leads Saint Louis past New Mexico St 64-44

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Saint Louis is carrying on the memory of Rick Majerus the best way it knows how: by advancing in the NCAA tournament. Dwayne Evans had 24 points and six rebounds, Cody Ellis scored 12 points and the fourth-seeded Billikens...

NM senator seeks AG’s opinion on Skandera actions

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is asking for an attorney general’s opinion on the legality of actions taken by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s embattled public education secretary. Sen. Linda Lopez, of Albuquerque, made the...

Motorcycle gang member arrested in NM assault case

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcycle gang member has been arrested in New Mexico for an alleged sexual assault on a young boy last year. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday that Jordan Dennis was in custody on suspicion of criminal...

Kirtland AFB postpones sending furlough notices

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base is putting the brakes on its plan to send furlough notices Friday to thousands of civilian employees at the Albuquerque base. Base officials had said approximately 2,100 Kirtland workers would start getting...

NM high court upholds murder conviction, sentence

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a man’s conviction and sentence in a 2008 killing in Chaves County. The unanimous ruling Thursday was issued in the case of Allen C. Dwyer Jr. He pleaded no contest to first-degree felony...

Police say man found dead was shot by neighbor

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they aren’t making an immediate arrest in the shooting death of a man early Tuesday morning. Police identify the dead man as 23-year-old Jonathan Mitchell. According to police, a neighbor shot Mitchell...

Suspect in stabbing at NM laundromat is arrested

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A suspect in the stabbing of a woman at a Farmington laundromat last week is in custody. Farmington police say 27-year-old Sophie Yazzie is being held on $40,000 bond on suspicion of attempted homicide. Police were dispatched to the...

Las Cruces man accused of shooting neighbors’ dog

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man suspected of shooting his neighbors’ dog has been arrested. Las Cruces police say 50-year-old Tony A. Sanders is being held on $5,000 bond at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on suspicion of extreme cruelty...