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Chavez murder trial stalls over evidence fight

June 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The trial of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife stalled Monday over a defense attorney’s complaint that key evidence and documents have been withheld. State District Judge George P. Eichwald told jurors to go home without hearing any new testimony as attorneys argued over the evidence in [&hellip...

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Las Cruces council to mull repeal of impact fees

June 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The City Council in Las Cruces will consider Monday whether to repeal impact fees for major road and drainage improvements. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/124CPSx) that the council adopted major road and drainage...

Reports show 236 oil, gas sites failed inspections

June 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About 85 percent of 276 oil and gas well sites inspected in southeastern New Mexico over the past six weeks have failed to pass after-the-fact electrical safety inspections. Correction notices were issued to those sites that...

‘Crazy dog lady’ starts pet rescue

June 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Pat Huntley was 15 years old when she determined her English setter, Mr. Chips, must be the smartest dog in the world. “He would open the fridge door on his own and take a steak,” Huntley said with a laugh. “I thought,...

Northern NM wildfire continues to grow

June 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in northern New Mexico that forced about 100 Boy Scouts to relocate to another camping area has grown to more than 1,000 acres. State Forestry officials say the Whites Peak Fire grew Saturday to 1,111 acres — more than 1.7...

NM concerned about Valles Caldera legislation

June 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and members of the state Game Commission don’t like the idea of turning over management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve to the National Park Service. They met with...

Report: Man threated to use bomb in burrito in NM

June 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been arrested after authorities say he threatened to blow up the Albuquerque FBI field office with explosives folded into a burrito. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/14C56Fd) that 50-year-old Brian DeMarco...

Santa Fe board set to vote on school name

June 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe school board is set to vote on naming a new city school after a women’s rights and bilingual education advocate. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/12MCpYr) that the board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on...

Parents of NM girl found living in filth charged

June 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico parents of a 5-year-old autistic girl found living in filth and confined in a small room similar to a cage each have been order held $500,000 bail. The Roswell Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19agRUh) the Chaves County...

Scouts moved in Philmont due to new NM wildfire

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in northern New Mexico has prompted about 100 Boy Scouts to relocate to another camping area within the Philmont Scout Ranch as a precaution. State Forestry officials say the Whites Peak Fire has charred between 900 and...

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