MENU

El Paso man convicted of drug trafficking in NM

May 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An El Paso man has been found guilty of heroin trafficking after a four-day federal trial in Albuquerque. U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Friday that a federal jury convicted 43-year-old Francisco Burciaga after a retrial of his 2008 arrest. Prosecutors say officers found 32 pounds of heroin in Burciaga’s vehicle...

Read More

Woman surrenders newborn at Las Cruces woman

May 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say a 24-year-old woman walked into a hospital in the southern New Mexico city and surrendered her newborn daughter, saying she didn’t want the baby. Police say the woman acted legally in relinquishing custody...

Fast-moving New Mexico blaze causes evacuations

May 31, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

A firefighter watches a 1,400-acre wildfire northeast of Castaic, Calif., Friday May 31, 2013. Crews battling this wildfire in the mountains north of Los Angeles took advantage of cool morning weather Friday to make progress but scattered flames continued to...

NM high court orders back pay for state workers

May 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of state workers are owed back pay totaling millions of dollars, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Thursday in a victory for unions representing public employees. The state Supreme Court affirmed a Court of Appeals...

2 arrested in NM after 3 pipe bombs found in SUV

May 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a man and woman are in custody after three pipe bombs, two firearms and 20 pounds of marijuana were found in their vehicle in New Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol officials say an SUV towing a trailer was stopped on...

Man arrested in Albuquerque homicide case

May 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in an Albuquerque homicide case involving a woman’s body found in the trunk of a burning car. Albuquerque homicide detectives arrested 20-year-old Shaun Ryals on Wednesday. The body was found...

Couple in their 70s found dead in Albuquerque home

May 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of a couple in their 70s who were found in their Albuquerque home. Albuquerque police say the bodies were discovered just before noon Thursday by the couple’s son. He saw them through a...

Albuquerque proposal would allow vehicle seizure

May 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal being considered by the Albuquerque City Council would let police seize vehicles used in prostitution-related crime, including solicitations by so-called Johns in their vehicles. According to the Albuquerque Journal...

Santa Fe grand jury indicts ‘El Dentista’

May 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An unlicensed tooth doctor who called himself “El Dentista” has been indicted on charges of illegally practicing dentistry, possession of dangerous drugs and other charges stemming from allegations he operated a mobile...

Wildlife Center seeing more starving animals

May 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From a family of bobcats to songbirds and raptors, the Wildlife Center in northern New Mexico says it is seeing a rise in starving and thirsty animals, the result of prolonged drought that is drying up food and water supplies....