Man ordered to stand trial in Farmington killing

May 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One of two Kirtland brothers charged in the killing of a man repeatedly shot while in a parked car with his family at a mall has been ordered to stand trial. A judge on Wednesday ordered 28-year-old Luis Ramirez bound over for trial on murder and other charges in the April [&hellip...

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NM man in ‘toe stalker’ case claims he’s in danger

May 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico shoe salesman accused of trying to cut off his ex-girlfriend’s big toe is asking a judge to reconsider his request to be released. An attorney for Daniel Anaya says his client is facing threats from other...

Santa Fe to debut new police cruisers

May 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Police Department is going with the classic colors of black and white. The department on Thursday plans to unveil its new fleet of police cruisers, which includes two new Dodge Chargers, 18 Ford SUVs and five Ford...

Editor of The New Mexican to retire

May 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The editor of The New Mexican says he plans to retire after more than 21 years of guiding Santa Fe’s daily newspaper. The New Mexican reports ( that Rob Dean told the newsroom staff on Tuesday that his last...

Santa Fe Institute taps Bingaman as newest trustee

May 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prestigious nonprofit research and education center in Santa Fe has tapped former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman to serve as its newest trustee. The Santa Fe Institute announced Wednesday that Bingaman has been elected to a three-year...

Authorities: Campfire sparked blaze in Sandias

May 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire that has charred about 50 acres in the Sandia Mountains was sparked by an abandoned campfire. The Piedra Fire was spotted last week in a rugged area north of Albuquerque. Two air tankers, two helicopters...

BLM to impose fire restrictions in 2 NM districts

May 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is planning to enact fire restrictions across more than 6 million acres of federal land in New Mexico. Officials say the restrictions will take effect Saturday. They will cover 15 counties that span parts...

Firefighter collapses, dies while working in NM

May 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

MAYHILL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they don’t know what caused a 26-year-old firefighter to collapse and die while working on a forest project in southern New Mexico. Lincoln National Forest officials announced the death of Daniel Davidson on...

Hung jury declared in NM driver’s license case

May 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors were not able to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused in a driver’s license scam that involved Chinese foreign nationals who were in the U.S. illegally. The Albuquerque Journal reports (

Settlement reached in deadly Santa Fe DWI crash

May 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit has been settled in the case of a girl killed when her family’s van was hit by a vehicle driven by a Santa Fe surgeon. The family of 4-year-old Yuliana Aremi Reyes Vasquez filed the lawsuit against Dr....