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Los Lunas man shot by Valencia County deputy dies

May 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas man who authorities say was shot by a sheriff’s deputy after he swung a metal pipe has died. The Valencia County Sheriff’s office said Gabriel Martinez was pronounced dead Thursday at UNM Hospital shortly following the shooting. Authorities say the 24-year-old was involved in a dispute with [&hellip...

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Arizona tribe tangled up over ballot flap

May 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for the chairman of Arizona’s White Mountain Apache Tribe, as four candidates who were denied a spot on the ballot question the outcome of a recent tribal council election. David Jordan, a New...

NM seeks federal waiver for transmission line

May 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility, the state’s transmission authority and Power Network New Mexico have filed a request with federal regulators that would clear the way for a new transmission line to funnel solar-...

Bernalillo County inmate dies in apparent suicide

May 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center has died from an apparent suicide. Corrections officers said Joshua McGinty was found Wednesday in a cell after what authorities called a suicide...

Aztec Ruins to join National Geographic trail

May 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Aztec Ruins National Monument is slated to play host to a National Geographic “geotourism” trail of the Four Corners. The launching of a geotourism trail is scheduled June 2 at the ruin site in Aztec. N.M. The launch will...

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....

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...