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Suit alleges excessive force by Albuquerque police

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mentally disabled man who was shot by an Albuquerque police officer has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TqRR3H ) that the lawsuit filed last week by Russell Tenorio alleges, among other things, that the police department used excessive force and seeks unspecified...

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Santa Fe Raptor Center running out of money

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit group in Santa Fe that aims to rehabilitate wild birds of prey that have been injured by flying into barbed wire fences, being shot or by other causes is facing a funding crisis. The Santa Fe New Mexican quotes...

Police: NM man stabbed man over loud child

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing attempted murder charges after police say he stabbed his neighbor because the victim’s young niece was too loud. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/UUN7Ro) that Marco Rodriquez was ordered held last...

1 girl in Connecticut shooting from Rio Rancho

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the school children killed in a mass shooting in Connecticut attended school in Rio Rancho last year before her family moved. Rio Rancho Public School District officials confirmed that Emilie Parker went to Maggie Cordova...

Plans to privatize Cannon housing delayed

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A plan to privatize housing at Cannon Air Force Base will be delayed but officials expect the 50-year deal to update and add housing won’t interfere with growth at the Clovis base. Construction of 677 new homes and renovations on...

Enviros worry about Arizona’s control of wolves

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists pushing for the release of more Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico are worried federal regulators are allowing Arizona to control the process and severely limit releases. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Late Albuquerque-raised rocker honored by school

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Renowned rock drummer Randy Castillo will have his name adorn the performing arts center at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. Castillo died at in 2002 from cancer at age 51 after years playing with Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and...

Storm makes driving tough; icy I-40 briefly closed

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Drivers across much of New Mexico are facing tough road conditions as a wintry storm that led to the brief closure of a stretch Interstate 40 leaves the state. The state Transportation Department closed a stretch of I-40 about 70...

NM woman’s Santa collection a jolly sight

December 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lots of families have beloved holiday decorations, but Jeri Gonzales takes Christmas collectibles to another level. If you visit her red-painted living room between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, you’ll be greeted by hundreds...

Wife of Marine shot by NM state police sues

December 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a Marine veteran who killed himself after being shot by a state police officer near Santa Fe two years ago is suing New Mexico, state police and an officer, and she is disputing the police version of the events. Diego M....