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Santa Fe auction to feature Kit Carson items

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An auction in Santa Fe next month will feature a dozen of Kit Carson’s personal items. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/P9ZuGy) that the “Auction of Santa Fe at the Hilton Hotel” will feature Carson’s pack saddles. bridles, and his flintlock pistol, issued for use in the Mexican-American War....

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Ex-NM officer who married 15-year-old charged

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 29-year-old man accused of impregnating a 15-year-old girl while he was a Truth or Consequences police officer has been charged with statutory rape of a minor, even though he later married the girl. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Lawyer: NM school refused child of gay parents

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney says an Albuquerque Christian school has refused to enroll a student in its pre-K program because his parents are gay. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Qol7Kc) that attorney Shane Youtz says a couple he...

Deputies: NM brother admits robbing sister

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after sheriff’s deputies say he confessed to robbing his sister. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/Axbadj) that 25-year-old Joshua Malone was booked this week on burglary charges in...

Las Cruces business owner named regent at NMSU

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a Las Cruces business owner to the New Mexico State University board of regents. The governor selected Kari Mitchell to fill a vacancy on the university’s governing board created by the...

Numerous firearms stolen from New Mexico armory

July 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they’re investigating the theft of numerous firearms from the Rio Rancho Armory. City police say officers were dispatched to the armory on Wednesday after an alarm activated. When officers arrived, they saw that...

Court overturns Internet cafe gambling conviction

July 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has overturned a Las Cruces man’s conviction of running a gambling enterprise out of his Internet cafe. Michael Vento was convicted in 2009 of one felony count of commercial gambling, but the court...

Nev. man pleads guilty to bank heists in 3 states

July 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Nevada man has pleaded guilty to robbing three banks last year, including one in New Mexico and another in Arizona. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Justin A. Wolaver, of Las Vegas, entered a plea agreement Friday in an...

Police seek help in identifying body in Shiprock

July 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are seeking to identify a woman whose body was found in an irrigation canal in Shiprock. The FBI says no one matching the woman’s description has been reported missing in the area. The woman is believed to be Native...

101-year-old northern NM dam on brink of failure

July 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A century-old dam in northern New Mexico that holds a city’s water supply is riddled with holes and on the brink of failure. About 60 million gallons of water is leaking through the 101-year-old Peterson Dam in Las Vegas every...