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SF officer out following domestic violence arrest

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe police officer has resigned after an internal investigation into criminal charges stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife led to a recommendation that he be fired. Police Chief Ray Rael told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/OfJNyx ) on Friday that the investigation “sustained” the allegations...

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Man held in shooting death of stepfather in Hobbs

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Hobbs say a 22-year-old man is jailed on an open count of murder following the shooting death of his stepfather. Hobs police spokesman officer Mike Stone says Keith Haney was arguing with 47-year-old Frankie Vine at a home just...

2-year-old on life support after Albuquerque crash

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has a broken neck and is on life support following a crash in Albuquerque involving a suspected drunken driver. Albuquerque police spokesman officer Robert Gibbs says Vincente Griego was in a car seat in the back of...

NM man arrested in vast child porn network

August 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who authorities say talked about raping, butchering and cooking children has been charged in a massive child porn investigation that started in Massachusetts and has led to 46 arrests in seven countries. Richard...

Former NM state senator dies at 84

August 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico state senator Aubrey Dunn Sr. has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 84. Family members tell the Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/NOJxr9) that Dunn died Thursday evening in Wichita Falls, Texas, where...

Lujan Grisham to resign county commission seat

August 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham says she is resigning so voters will have the opportunity to pick her replacement if she wins her bid for Congress. The Democratic nominee to replace Rep. Martin Heinrich in...

New Mexico getting federal funds for flood repairs

August 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At the request of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster for Lincoln and Sandoval counties and the Pueblo of Santa Clara for post-fire flooding from this year’s monsoon season. The...

NM livestock virus outbreak prompts show rules

August 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A debilitating virus infecting livestock in New Mexico prompted regulators on Friday to issue stringent new rules requiring health certificates for animals brought to public events like fairs and rodeos. Health officials are also...

Border Patrol agent pleads guilty in firearms case

August 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in west Texas has pleaded guilty to conspiring to buy firearms and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition to be smuggled into Mexico. New Mexico federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Ricardo Montalvo of El...

Report: Curry Co. jail short-staffed, outdated

August 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An investigative report shows Curry County jail officers placed an inmate in a cell next to a rival despite multiple warnings that the two be separated. Inmate Jaime Perez was then attacked with a broom handle by the other inmate, who...