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Reward increased in Las Cruces animal cruelty case

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say additional reward money is being collected as the search continues for whoever was responsible for setting fire to a cat last month. Police spokesman Dan Trujillo says Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1,000 and another $600 has been deposited into an account [&hellip...

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NM not affected much by president’s insurance move

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Most New Mexicans facing the cancellation of their individual health insurance will see no change because of President Barack Obama’s decision to allow private insurers to continue offering existing policies for another year. The...

Chaparral man accused of negligent child abuse

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CHAPARRAL, N.M. (AP) — A Chaparral man is accused of felony negligent child abuse after his 4-year-old son was left unattended in a minivan. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies say 30-year-old Eleazar Macias is being held on a $10,000 surety bond. A...

Authorities called to APS superintendent’s home

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Embattled Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks was taken to the hospital this week following a domestic call to Bernalillo County sheriff’s officials. According to recording of the call and a written...

NM officials give districts leeway on grad rules

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State education officials have agreed to let school districts develop their own high school graduation requirements after complaints that New Mexico’s changes might prevent thousands of students from graduating, at least for the...

Albuquerque police officer shoots suspect

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer who shot a man early Friday during a traffic stop radioed that the suspect had confronted him with a gun before he opened fire, Chief Allen Banks said. The incident was the latest in a series of...

NM law enforcement to start Holiday Superblitz

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico law enforcement agents will be targeting drunken drivers, speeders and those who aren’t wearing their seat belts throughout the holiday season. The state Transportation Department says the Holiday Superblitz begins...

Gallup men sentenced for fatal 2010 car crash

November 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Gallup man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in connection with a fatal car accident in 2010. Prosecutors said Thursday that 53-year-old Thomas Benally also must pay nearly $3,500 restitution with a co-defendant for...

Mexican woman gets prison term in NM meth case

November 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican woman has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for drug trafficking in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Reyna Carizoza received a 97-month prison term Thursday followed by four years of supervised...

Governor proposes fix to child abuse reporting law

November 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday she’ll ask the Legislature to fix a legal loophole created by a recent court decision narrowing who must report suspected cases of abuse and neglect. The governor’s target is a ruling by...