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Lawsuit: NM inmate raped by prison captain

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A civil rights lawsuit says a former inmate of a New Mexico prison was repeatedly raped by a captain and prison authorities thwarted a federal investigation into the rapes. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Valencia County district court on behalf of the former inmate alleges that a now retired captain [&hellip...

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Jury gives guilty decision in deputy killed case

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe jury decided Tuesday that a man convicted of killing a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy is guilty of aggravated circumstances in the murder, setting up a hearing for a possible death penalty. The guilty decision...

Gov. Martinez’s PAC reports raising $77K

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s political organization raked in more than $77,000 during a five-week period as she aims to make GOP gains in the New Mexico Legislature. Susana PAC reported Monday raising the money during the reporting...

Body found on NMSU campus IDed as restaurant owner

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A body found at New Mexico State University has been identified as a Las Cruces businessman who operated restaurants not far from campus. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/JG4kMt ) reports NMSU Police say 32-year-old La Var...

Nageezi man pleads guilty in NM highway crash

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Nageezi man who drove drunk and triggered a November crash that killed two people on U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/IUY9CS) reports that...

Funeral held for Las Cruces toddler killed by dog

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Mourners will gather in Las Cruces to remember a baby girl who was fatally mauled by her family’s dog. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/JYwtMS) reports the funeral for 15-month-old Jazilyn Mesa is scheduled for Tuesday at...

Funeral held for Las Cruces toddler killed by dog

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Mourners will gather in Las Cruces to remember a baby girl who was fatally mauled by her family’s dog. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/JYwtMS) reports the funeral for 15-month-old Jazilyn Mesa is scheduled for Tuesday at...

Los Lunas man injured in attempted copper theft

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A man is recovering in a Los Lunas hospital after suffering severe burns trying to steal copper wire. Los Lunas Police spokesman Lt. Vince Torres told KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/JyTwjQ) on Tuesday that Dennis Vega is extremely lucky to be...

State begins partial takeover of Sunland Park

May 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Monday began a partial takeover of the troubled border town of Sunland Park after the state auditor released a report accusing officials of using the town’s multi-million-dollar budget as personal slush funds....

Second canine rabies case confirmed in Carlsbad

May 15, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say 11 people are receiving vaccinations after being exposed to a dog that had rabies. The Department of Health announced Monday that it confirmed rabies in the 8-year-old dog. The animal developed signs of...