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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 arguments wrapped up in a state district court trial over a right-to-die challenge [&hellip...

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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...

15 Albuquerque men indicted for drug trafficking

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say 15 Albuquerque men have been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties. The 15-count superseding indictment was unsealed Thursday following an early morning multi-agency law...

Fallen NM sheriff’s sergeant honored at memorial

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Family, friends and law enforcement officers from across the state gathered Thursday to honor a Sandoval County sheriff’s sergeant who died after being struck by a vehicle during a snow storm. Sgt. Robert Baron’s memorial...

Judge to consider evidence in NM right-to-die case

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could be a month before a ruling is issued in a challenge against New Mexico’s assisted suicide law. State District Judge Nan Nash said she has a lot of information to consider after hearing closing arguments Thursday. Two...

NM senators seek protections for Organ Mountains

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich on Thursday reignited a decade-old effort to seek federal protections for a mountain range that borders one of the state’s largest cities as well as other scenic areas in Dona Ana...

Police: Suspect arrested in Las Cruces arson case

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man suspected of lighting the fire that eventually destroyed a Las Cruces mobile home this week is in custody. Las Cruces police say 43-year-old Anthony Garret Madison was arrested Wednesday and was being held on $15,000 bond on...

Outside of Roswell’s UFO museum to face makeover

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell is getting a makeover. Executive Director Mark Briscoe says the exterior will be redone with new stucco to make it look like one big building. Also, the marquee is getting a...

Ex-mayor of NM border town out from prison early

December 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former mayor of a New Mexico border town has been released after serving part of his sentence for his role in a smuggling ring that shipped 200 guns to Mexican drug cartels. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1bZeAQq )...