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Suspect in alleged sex assault arrested in Navajo

September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A man sought in a sexual assault case in New Mexico’s San Juan County has been arrested in the community of Navajo. County Sheriff’s deputies say 26-year-old Peter Andrew Ernst was taken into custody Thursday. Ernst was wanted on warrants for criminal sexual penetration and failure to register as a sex [&hellip...

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New Mexico regulators approve power plant proposal

September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State environmental regulators on Thursday signed off on a proposal that calls for shutting down part of a coal-fired power plant that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest. The proposal was negotiated earlier this...

$37K worth of paintings reported stolen in NM

September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are looking for paintings that were stolen from a storage unit in Pojoaque that were valued at about $37,000. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials took a report of the reported burglary Wednesday. The victim says...

German woman killed in crash on New Mexico freeway

September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Lemitar man is in custody for allegedly driving impaired and causing a freeway crash that killed a woman from Germany. New Mexico State Police say 37-year-old Keith Bailey has been booked into the Socorro County...

Court: Malpractice law covers doctors’ businesses

September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Businesses formed by doctors are covered by a state law that caps the damages that victims of medical malpractice can collect from health care providers, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Thursday. The state Supreme Court said...

Carlsbad teen arrested in fatal shooting of cousin

September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old Carlsbad boy died late Wednesday after he was accidently shot by his teenage cousin, police said. According to Carlsbad police, the 15-year-old boy thought he had cleared the handgun before he pulled the trigger about 9...

Santa Fe police have images from stolen iPad

September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police have what could be very helpful evidence in identifying the person who stole an iPad, an iPod Touch, a laptop and three hard drives from a home on Aug. 20. Police say the victim called police after syncing his device...

City, county split on plan for NM power plant

September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County commissioners and the Farmington City Council are taking opposite positions on a plan to shut down two for the four units of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington. The Daily Times...

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Many vets’ caregivers cut out from federal benefit

September 4, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photos Above: Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody. J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to...

State Briefs

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Judge upholds gay marriage ruling LOS ALAMOS (AP) — A judge has upheld a ruling that a northern New Mexico county must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson upheld the decision Wednesday and told the Los...