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Memorial planned for fallen NM sheriff’s sergeant

December 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A memorial service is planned for a Sandoval County sheriff’s sergeant who died after being struck by a vehicle during a snow storm. Family, friends and law enforcement officers from the area will be gathering Thursday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho for a memorial service to [&hellip...

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Jury continues deliberations in death penalty case

December 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors resumed deliberations Monday on the punishment for an Arizona inmate who kidnapped and murdered a retired Oklahoma. The federal panel is considering whether John McCluskey should be executed or sentenced to life in prison for...

Assault suspect fatally shot by Albuquerque police

December 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man sought in an assault was fatally shot by officers after a foot chase and confrontation. Interim Chief Allen Bans said the man died after being shot Sunday night when he allegedly pointed a weapon at...

NM revenues up $84M in current budget year

December 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico expects strong enough revenue growth to allow for a possible 5 percent budget increase next year for public education and other government programs, according to a financial forecast Monday that will guide spending decisions...

Man accused in hatchet attack in Valencia County

December 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO COMMUNITIES, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man attacked his girlfriend and her mother with a hatchet after he broke into his girlfriend’s home in the Valencia County town of Rio Communities. Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Lynn says...

Farmington buys armored vehicle for police to use

December 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The city of Farmington has bought an armored vehicle for police officers to use in responding to SWAT calls and other emergency situations. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/199wPjQ) that the city bought the vehicle...

1 person dies in plane crash in Los Alamos

December 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A plane crashed Sunday morning in a canyon about a mile south of the Los Alamos Airport. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/1kpMDRc) that at least one person died as result of the single-engine Aviat Husky crashing in...

Concerns raised on proposed Navajo gaming compact

December 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Laguna Pueblo is raising concerns about a provision in the Navajo Nation’s proposed new gaming compact with the state of New Mexico that would let the Navajos have two additional casinos. Skip Sayre, who handles sales and...

New Mexico’s high school graduation rate improves

December 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s high school graduation rate improved during the last school year, but the state remains near the bottom in national rankings when compared with rates from other states. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

More than 70 vying for Rio Rancho police chief job

December 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — More than 70 people have applied to be the next police chief of Rio Rancho. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/zKyVpe) that’s the number of applications the city clerk’s office by Nov. 30 had received. Once...