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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 say it occurred about 3 a.m. Wednesday in the vicinity of Two Grey Hills, [&hellip...

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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...

Report: NM ex-judge case still under review

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in Santa Fe said they are reviewing a case involving a retired Albuquerque criminal judge who was accused then cleared of raping a prostitute, a newspaper reported. District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco...

Volunteer for NM cheerleading squad gets probation

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cheerleading squad volunteer for a Catholic high school in Albuquerque was placed on probation after pleading no contest to allegations that she took thousands of dollars from the squad for her private business. The Albuquerque...

Fire destroys NM chapel, damages adjoining church

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a chapel in Los Alamos and caused significant damage to an adjoining main church. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/Ou4Osb ) that the cause of Wednesday’s blaze at the New Beginnings Fellowship...

Utility inadvertently diverted irrigation water

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The water utility in Albuquerque inadvertently diverted farmers’ irrigation water from the Rio Grande for more than a week in late June and used it for the city’s drinking water supplies. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Inmate awaiting release from NM jail found dead

July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman awaiting release from the Santa Fe County jail was found dead in her cell. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/N0yOuc) that the cause of death for 33-year-old Eusemia Rodriguez is unknown and under investigation....

Blaze near Carlsbad Caverns 50 percent contained

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CALSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning on the western border of Carlsbad Caverns National Park is now 50 percent contained. Fire officials said Wednesday crews were able to take advantage of rain, higher humidity and cooler temperatures to battle the...

NM auditor looking into state drug court program

July 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The State Auditor’s Office says it is investigating a complaint of money missing in the First Judicial District’s Drug Court Program. The probe was launched after State District Judge Sheri Raphaelson reportedly made the...