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3 women arrested in death of Chimayo man

October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women were booked on first-degree murder and aggravated burglary charges in the fatal beating and stabbing of a man at his home in Chimayo. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TjpMZy ) that 64-year-old Rudy Montoya was found beaten and stabbed in his home Friday. The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department...

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Santa Fe places new restrictions on panhandling

October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Changes to Santa Fe’s rules for panhandling put new restrictions on nonvocal or “passive” solicitations and gives police the power to issue citations to aggressive panhandlers who follow people, block their path or...

Tucumcari man charged in woman’s death

October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the killing of a Tucumcari woman whose remains were found in rural Quay County. New Mexico State Police say 45-year-old Frank Keller of Tucumcari has been charged with murder, tampering with evidence and...

Skydiver breaks sound barrier in record jump

October 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. Felix...

San Juan Co. jail official worry about furloughs

October 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A large number of furloughs being granted to inmates at the San Juan County jail has led to worries that inmates are bringing contraband back into the jail. Jail records show judges have allowed more than 300 inmates to take...

US Airways Tampa-Phoenix flight diverts to NM

October 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A US Airways flight from Tampa, Fla., to Phoenix has made a precautionary landing in Albuquerque, N.M., after the pilots reported a crack in the plane’s windshield. Airline spokesman Davien Anderson says the Airbus A319 did...

NM Balloon race command center serves as liaison

October 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As balloons in the America’s Challenge long-distance gas balloon race neared Oklahoma City on Oct. 8, two men inside a plain, white trailer more than 500 miles away stayed on alert in Balloon Fiesta Park. This is the race...

Carlsbad mental health center faces payment probe

October 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit center that provides mental health services in Eddy County is being investigated for its billing practices and may be forced to close if its funding is cut off. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/SZfSlo )...

AF delays sending F-22s from New Mexico to Florida

October 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is delaying the planned transfer of F-22 fighters from a New Mexico base to one in Florida because of a defense spending freeze. The stealth fighters now based at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo were...

Ex-Albuquerque officer gets probation for 2 DWIs

October 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer who was facing nearly two years in jail for a pair of drunken driving arrests instead will serve probation. April Sanchez also faced charges of vandalism from the first arrest in July 2011 where...