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NM police investigate officer-involved shooting

March 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Farmington that landed a suspect in the hospital. The suspect was taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center, but state police spokesman Tony Lynn said the person’s injuries were not life-threatening. Lynn did not release any other details about...

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NM man pleads guilty in daughter’s alcohol death

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Beclabito man accused of causing the death of his juvenile daughter by serving her alcohol has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Stanford Benally entered a plea agreement Friday in federal...

NM reaches settlement over massive tire dump

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

WAGON MOUND, N.M. (AP) — A massive tire dump that stretches through a remote arroyo in northeastern New Mexico will be cleaned up as part of a settlement reached with a ranching operation. State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and Environment Secretary Dave...

NM woman pleads guilty to child abandonment

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Pojoaque Pueblo woman has pleaded guilty to a child abandonment charge. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Alma Garcia entered her plea Friday in federal court in Albuquerque. They say Garcia was accused of abandoning her young child in...

Santa Fe, Double Eagle airports to lose towers

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday that Santa Fe is among 149 airports around the country set to lose funding for their air traffic control towers because of federal budget cuts. It was not immediately clear what...

NM jury awards $58.5 million in tanker accident

March 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors who wanted to send a message to the trucking industry awarded $58.5 million to the estate and family of a Carlsbad man fatally injured in a 2010 accident when his vehicle collided with an oil industry tanker. The award in a...

Probe into police crash turned over to DA

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The case of an Albuquerque police officer who was involved in a fatal crash has been turned over to the district attorney for review. Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston says his traffic investigators have completed an...

Evans leads Saint Louis past New Mexico St 64-44

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Saint Louis is carrying on the memory of Rick Majerus the best way it knows how: by advancing in the NCAA tournament. Dwayne Evans had 24 points and six rebounds, Cody Ellis scored 12 points and the fourth-seeded Billikens...

NM senator seeks AG’s opinion on Skandera actions

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is asking for an attorney general’s opinion on the legality of actions taken by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s embattled public education secretary. Sen. Linda Lopez, of Albuquerque, made the...

Motorcycle gang member arrested in NM assault case

March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcycle gang member has been arrested in New Mexico for an alleged sexual assault on a young boy last year. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday that Jordan Dennis was in custody on suspicion of criminal...