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NM couple sues Army over arroyo cleanup dustup

December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe County couple has sued the Army Corps of Engineers over the government’s threats to take legal action against them for cleaning up an arroyo on their 20-acre property. Lawyers representing Peter and Francoise Smith sued this week to stop the Corps from requiring them to get a Clean [&hellip...

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Santa Fe settles police shooting case for $100,000

December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe County Commission has agreed to pay $100,000 to the estate of a sword-wielding man shot a decade ago by a sheriff’s deputy. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TXBOMY ) Tuesday’s settlement means...

SF owner wants pit bulls in Chihuahua attack saved

December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer for a Santa Fe man who owns two American pit bull terriers accused of killing a Chihuahua and attacking the small dog’s owner has told a judge he doesn’t want them back but hopes they can be sent to a...

Man shoots self after fleeing from police in NM

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man shot himself in the head after being chased by officers, forcing the closure of a busy Albuquerque street for hours. Officer Robert Gibbs tells television station KRQE (http://bit.ly/Se3Rc7) that the chase started...

Santa Fe County OKs money for courthouse furniture

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County commissioners have approved $275,000 in spending to help furnish a new district courthouse, but it’s not clear when judges and other court workers will be able to move in. Chief Judge Raymond Ortiz tells The Santa...

Police await autopsy on 88-year-old Carlsbad man

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police said they were awaiting autopsy results to determine how an 88-year-old man found buried in pieces in his backyard died. A family member of Thomas Allumbaugh in Virginia called authorities on Friday because he had not been heard...

Farmington police officer recovering after crash

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man is facing charges after he allegedly ran a traffic light and his vehicle was hit by a police officer’s patrol car. San Juan County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the crash, which happened before...

Air Force study backs need for NM pipeline

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — One eastern New Mexico water official says support from Cannon Air Force Base may help in the effort to secure more federal funding for the $500 million Ute pipeline project. Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority chair Gayla...

Lawmakers seek to rekindle mining reform efforts

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 4, 2012 file photo shows the Newmont Gold Quarry pit in Battle Mountain, Nev. While the U.S. government reaps billions of dollars in royalties each year from fossil fuels extracted from federal public lands and waters, it does not...

Body of 88-year-old man found buried in yard

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police in Carlsbad say they have found the body of a missing 88-year-old man buried in pieces in a backyard. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/X7UHu5 ) police used a cadaver dog to find the body of Thomas Allumbaugh on...