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Judge boosts bond for peeping Tom suspect

September 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man nearly beaten to death after a homeowner says he found him naked and peeping into a room with teen girls inside has made his first court appearance after nearly three weeks in a hospital. Dylan Maho faces a felony voyeurism charge for the Sept, 5 incident. The 29-year-old [&hellip...

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Another human bone found in New Mexico vacant lot

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials say another human bone has been found in a vacant lot where other bones were first discovered eight months ago. Authorities say the bone appears to belong to the same woman, who remains...

NWS: Storms pushed NM out of ‘extreme drought’

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much of New Mexico remains beset by drought, but the recent heavy rains brought some relief — especially in the driest areas. The National Weather Service said Tuesday that 75 percent of the state remains under moderate to severe...

Medicaid agency seeks less money in NM next year

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The agency managing New Mexico’s largest health care program is asking for less — not more — state money to operate in the upcoming budget year. It’s the first time in more than a decade the Human Services Department...

NM group backs higher minimum wage to help kids

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group advocating for policies to help children and low-income families recommends New Mexico raise its minimum wage and boost spending on early childhood programs, including child care and pre-kindergarten. New Mexico Voices for...

Deputies: NM man in late wake up attack arrested

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of beating his girlfriend and threatening to cut her 3-year-old daughter’s throat because the girlfriend didn’t wake him up in time for work has been arrested. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s...

NM offers ‘birds and bees’ line for sex questions

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Teens and their parents in New Mexico can now turn to a state-sponsored text messaging service for answers to questions about the birds and the bees, also known as sex. According to the state Department of Health, its BrdsNBz...

Lawmakers oppose gay marriage, file NM court brief

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican legislators are urging New Mexico’s highest court to declare that state law prohibits same-sex marriage. Nearly two dozen current and former GOP lawmakers made the legal pitch to the state Supreme Court in a...

NM police rescue shoplifting suspect from arroyo

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque have rescued a shoplifting suspect who fell into a fast-moving arroyo while trying to flee. Officers were dispatched to the K-Mart on reports of a shoplifting incident Sunday night. They reportedly chased...

Man sentenced for robbing 5 businesses in NM

September 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to robbing five Albuquerque-area businesses at gunpoint during a three-month span has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Julio Francia, of Albuquerque, also was...