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Man pleads guilty to robbing NM pharmacy of drugs

July 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing seven years in prison after pleading guilty to the armed robbery of a pharmacy last year. Prosecutors say 43-year-old James Phillip Tafoya entered into a plea agreement Tuesday. They say he pleaded guilty to using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. Tafoya was [&hellip...

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Warrant issued for man in Farmington shooting

July 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police say a 26-year-old man wounded in a Saturday night shooting in which another man died will be arrested once he’s released from the hospital. According to The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1e7hnTQ ), Detective Sgt....

NM teens accused of stealing car of grandmother

July 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say a 15-year-old girl and two friends are accused of forcing their way into the home of the girl’s grandmother, taking the keys to her car and stealing it. According to the Las Cruces Sun-News...

Albuquerque police investigating woman’s death

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police received a call Monday afternoon that an adult female had shot herself. Officers and paramedics arrived and found a woman who was...

NM monsoons strong, but drought lingers

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For a few hours, the Rio Grande was grand again. But weather officials say despite the fierce storm that hit Albuquerque with hurricane-force winds and pounding rains over the weekend, New Mexico’s drought is far from over....

NM tourism on the rise

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico tourism is on the rise and visitor spending has hit an all-time high of $5.9 billion. Martinez says a record 32 million people visited the state last year, the third straight year New Mexico has...

Officials: NM boy diagnosed with West Nile

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a 13-year-old boy from San Juan County has been diagnosed with the West Nile virus. The New Mexico Department of Health said Monday the boy is the first human case of West Nile virus infection identified in the...

Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers leader resigns

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chairman of Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers has resigned after his arrest on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving in a minor traffic accident. Pat Davis told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/16vDhxf) on Monday that he...

Albuquerque police chief leaves with mixed legacy

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — He was brought in as a reformer. A former Albuquerque police officer who then-Mayor Marty Chavez lured back from Scottsdale, Ariz., to clean up a police department rocked by low morale, scandal and intense media scrutiny. Things...

Teen fatally shot at friend’s birthday party

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy at a friend’s birthday party in the Dona Ana County community of Rodey. Investigators say 27-year-old Efren Rey of Salem is suspected of...