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Court rules against grandmother in child porn case

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors can use photographic evidence from a seized camera against an Albuquerque grandmother and her boyfriend, who allegedly had sex with the woman’s 4-year-old granddaughter. The court ruled Thursday that authorities properly took the digital camera during a 2007 search of an...

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State prison to cut well water use as of July

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state penitentiary complex south of Santa Fe uses millions of gallons of water a month. But as of July, the complex will hook up to the county water system and use its wells only for backup. New Mexico Department of Corrections...

NM woman pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Beclabito woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a stabbing last year. Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Krisohn Adakai entered into a plea agreement Thursday. They say she’s facing an 11-year sentence in...

Albuquerque apartment complex burned by fire

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A police officer was treated for minor smoke inhalation after he and two other government workers rescued a baby and other occupants of a small apartment complex destroyed by fire Thursday. The police officer, a Bernalillo County...

Fire in northern NM is now 60 percent contained

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

JEMEZ, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the Thompson Ridge fire in northern New Mexico now is 60 percent contained. That’s 10 percent higher than earlier Wednesday and officials say the fire grew by only about 90 acres. It now is at 22,900 acres. The fire...

5-year-old girl in Roswell found living in filth

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Roswell say they’ve found a 5-year-old autistic girl living in filth and confined in a small room similar to a cage. But the girl’s mother tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/18yWJ1m ) she was just trying to keep her...

Fire managers prep for NM blaze to make ‘hard run’

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the steep and narrow canyons of the Pecos Wilderness north of Santa Fe ballooned to more than 12 square miles on Wednesday. Fire managers said it’s still too dangerous to put any firefighters on the ground....

Silver Fire approaches evacuated old mining town

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HILLSBORO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighter in southwestern New Mexico are trying to keep a wildfire from reaching an old mining town whose 45 or so residents have already been evacuated. The Silver fire in southwestern New Mexico grew Wednesday and sent a blanket...

Suit filed in New Mexico over Hepatitis A outbreak

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed in New Mexico against an Oregon company linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak. A spokeswoman for Seattle-based food safety lawyer Bill Marler says the suit was filed Wednesday in New Mexico’s Bernalillo...

Feds decide not to release wolves in Arizona

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s back to captivity for a pair of Mexican gray wolves that federal wildlife managers had planned to release in Arizona’s Apache National Forest. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that the male and...