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Hundreds sign up for NM wildfire notices

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About 2,000 people from around New Mexico and as far away as Russia have signed up for an online notification system aimed at giving the public the latest information about wildfires burning around the state. The system is being tested by what has so far been a busy season. The number [&hellip...

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NM inmate hospitalized after in prison attack

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico inmate is being treated at a Texas hospital after he apparently was assaulted by two other prisoners. State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Jose Rivera was found unresponsive in his cell early Friday....

Roswell police officer accused of aggravated DWI

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Roswell police officer has been accused of aggravated DWI after allegedly crashing into a parked car. Roswell police say Stephanie Coon crashed her personal vehicle early Friday. She was off-duty at the time. KOB-TV...

NM authorities looking for probation violator

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a man on probation is wanted for his alleged involvement in a SWAT situation at his girlfriend’s home in Albuquerque. State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Mark Anthony Carlson...

NM teen injured in apparent pipe bomb explosion

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say a local teenager lost parts of two fingers and sustained other injuries while trying to detonate a pipe bomb. Authorities say the 14-year-old boy was somewhat uncooperative during questioning Thursday. He was...

NM family told to repair home damaged in shootout

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — The family of an Albuquerque man who authorities say killed himself after a shootout with police has been given 30 days to repair extensive damage to their home. The city sent a letter to 20-year-old Santiago Chavez’s...

Family of man branded with swastika settles suit

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The family of a Navajo man branded with a swastika has settled its lawsuit against McDonald’s. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/NbSvju ) reports Friday that the amount of the settlement is confidential. Authorities say...

Navajo police officer shoots possible suspect

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Navajo Nation law enforcement officer has shot and wounded a possible murder suspect in New Mexico. The FBI, New Mexico State Police and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the shooting. They...

Officials: NM bosque fire blamed on fake cigarette

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Corrales officials say a fire that burned more than 350 acres of the wooded area along the Rio Grande was most likely sparked by an electronic cigarette. Village Administrator John Avila says an employee apparently dropped the device...

Romney campaign set to open 4 New Mexico offices

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Romney campaign is set to begin its push in New Mexico with four new offices throughout the state as it races to catch up with the Obama operation, the Republican National Committee announced Thursday. Rick Wiley, national...