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Authorities: NM deputy shot man near Los Lunas

May 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The Valencia County Sheriff’s office says one of its deputies has shot a man during a confrontation. Authorities said the deputy shot the suspect Thursday on Lakeview Street behind the Smith’s grocery store off N.M. 6. near Los Lunas. Witnesses told KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/IHh0FW) that the man ended up in a [&hellip...

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Sandia ships final barrels of radioactive waste

May 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandia National Laboratories on Wednesday shipped its final four truckloads of radioactive legacy waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad. Gov. Susana Martinez was on hand for a press conference marking the final...

NM ghost town struck by tragedy set to reopen

May 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, a sign announces the entrance to the Steins Railroad Ghost Town, in New Mexico’s Bootheel and located on a well-known drug trafficking route from the Mexico-New Mexico border in Steins, N.M. Nearly a year...

SF police investigate possible pit bull attack

May 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police are investigating whether a pit bull is to blame for the death of a 74-year-old pawn shop owner The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/JgQQ8f ) the man’s 27-year-old son called police Wednesday evening to...

Man arrested for strangling dog

May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Alamogordo have arrested a 55-year-old man who they say strangled his dog. The Alamogordo Department of Public Safety says officers arrested Ronnie Chavez Tuesday after responding to a report of a man choking a large...

Sen. Rand Paul backs Sowards in NM Senate race

May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Greg Sowards has landed an endorsement from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a favorite of the tea party. Sowards campaign announced the endorsement on Wednesday in a move to energize conservative and tea party...

Albuquerque police to expand use of cameras

May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are going to require officers to use cameras to record all encounters with the public. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/KO6kVn) that the department is slated to put the new requirement, an expansion...

NM horse racing industry backs reforms, oversight

May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The horse racing industry Wednesday lined up behind a proposal to adopt tougher oversight and penalties at the state’s tracks, which were recently identified as having the worst safety record in the nation. Horse and track...

NM Guard members recall extraordinary rescue

May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Of the nearly 1,500 missions the New Mexico National Guard flew in Afghanistan in the past 10 months, no one will forget the one of Jan. 12 — especially not Capt. Kevin Doo, Spc. Mark Edens and Sgt. Robert Hardisty. Last Jan. 12,...

NMHU police chief gets ‘no-confidence’ vote

May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Officers with New Mexico Highlands University police and security department have given their chief a vote of no-confidence following a dispute over an officer monitoring system. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/KqBnkH) that...