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SF owner wants pit bulls in Chihuahua attack saved

December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer for a Santa Fe man who owns two American pit bull terriers accused of killing a Chihuahua and attacking the small dog’s owner has told a judge he doesn’t want them back but hopes they can be sent to a rehabilitation center. Attorney Tom Clark told a municipal [&hellip...

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Man shoots self after fleeing from police in NM

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man shot himself in the head after being chased by officers, forcing the closure of a busy Albuquerque street for hours. Officer Robert Gibbs tells television station KRQE (http://bit.ly/Se3Rc7) that the chase started...

Santa Fe County OKs money for courthouse furniture

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County commissioners have approved $275,000 in spending to help furnish a new district courthouse, but it’s not clear when judges and other court workers will be able to move in. Chief Judge Raymond Ortiz tells The Santa...

Police await autopsy on 88-year-old Carlsbad man

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police said they were awaiting autopsy results to determine how an 88-year-old man found buried in pieces in his backyard died. A family member of Thomas Allumbaugh in Virginia called authorities on Friday because he had not been heard...

Farmington police officer recovering after crash

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man is facing charges after he allegedly ran a traffic light and his vehicle was hit by a police officer’s patrol car. San Juan County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the crash, which happened before...

Air Force study backs need for NM pipeline

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — One eastern New Mexico water official says support from Cannon Air Force Base may help in the effort to secure more federal funding for the $500 million Ute pipeline project. Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority chair Gayla...

Lawmakers seek to rekindle mining reform efforts

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 4, 2012 file photo shows the Newmont Gold Quarry pit in Battle Mountain, Nev. While the U.S. government reaps billions of dollars in royalties each year from fossil fuels extracted from federal public lands and waters, it does not...

Body of 88-year-old man found buried in yard

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police in Carlsbad say they have found the body of a missing 88-year-old man buried in pieces in a backyard. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/X7UHu5 ) police used a cadaver dog to find the body of Thomas Allumbaugh on...

Rio Arriba sheriff investigating double slaying

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Rio Arriba County are investigating a double slaying in the community of Hernandez. Sheriff’s spokesman Jake Arnold says two men were slain execution-style Monday evening. Arnold identified the victims as...

Border agents make marijuana bust in NM

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Agents working a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in southern New Mexico seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a weekend bust. Authorities say the drugs were found Sunday in four metal containers fabricated inside the gas tank...