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Albuquerque police say homeowner shot intruder

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a suspected burglar who was shot and wounded by a homeowner is expected to survive. Police say 34-year-old Glenn Bransford entered the home Thursday through a back door, waking the sleeping homeowner who first hid in a bathroom. The homeowner, George Robles, then confronted Bransford and fired twice....

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2 men linked to immigrant smuggling ring, used NM

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men, including an active member of the U.S. Army, have been linked to a “transnational criminal organization” involved in smuggling immigrants through New Mexico, according to federal court documents. A criminal...

Complaint: Son admits to dismembering NM dad, 88

August 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The son of an 88-year-old New Mexico man has admitted to killing his father and dismembering the body on the floor of his bedroom with an electric tree trimming chain saw, authorities said. Carlsbad police said Steven Michael...

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Feds green light state regulation of marijuana

August 29, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo Rachel Schaefer, of Denver, smokes marijuana Dec. 31, on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, in Denver.   WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said...

Gay marriage lawsuit targets Los Alamos Co.

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE (AP) — County clerks across New Mexico are joining a lawsuit that allowed same-sex couples to be married and plan an appeal to get a statewide decision by the Supreme Court on whether gay marriage is legal. The executive director of a group...

Counties to appeal NM gay marriage ruling

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — County clerks across New Mexico on Thursday joined a lawsuit that allowed same-sex couples to be married, and the move by the local officials clears the way for an appeal to the Supreme Court that could provide a statewide decision on...

Court upholds PRC’s energy efficiency decision

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is upholding a decision by state regulators to allow Public Service Company of New Mexico to earn a profit on operating expenses related to the utility’s energy conservation programs. The court issued...

Former NM man is accused of 2 rapes in Montana

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to raping a New Mexico teenager in 1997 has been accused of two sexual assaults in Montana. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/16Y3D9l) says 41-year-old Toby Griego was arraigned Monday in Billings on 26...

NM critics bash service to addicts, mentally ill

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Services to drug addicts and mentally disabled residents are being disrupted as New Mexico nonprofits are taken over by companies brought in by state authorities, critics of a state audit say. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Boston man wins $1 million hole in 1

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Talk about karma. A Boston man who makes an annual trek to Albuquerque to play in a charity golf tournament hit a $1 million hole-in-one. Using a rented 8-iron, Jeff Barton sunk the shot from 150 yards out during Corley’s...