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Long lines, shortage of machines plagued NM voting

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New voting systems triggered long voting lines and a shortage of voting machines in some polling sites in New Mexico. In Rio Rancho, some voters found themselves Tuesday in three-hour lines and continued waiting into early Wednesday morning. The long lines sparked a visit for Gov. Susana Martinez who passed [&hellip...

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Wife indicted for man’s death at NM student party

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a man who was shot and killed at a foreign-exchange student party in Albuquerque has been indicted for murder. A grand jury indicted this week 30-year-old Amy Herrera for the murder of her husband, 37-year-old Marc...

Valles Caldera center, shuttle system proposed

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Valles Caldera Trust is proposing a 10,000-square-foot visitor center and a new shuttle system aimed at reducing traffic. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/SAUs9J) that the trust on Monday issued a final environmental...

Ex-Navajo police officer sentenced for sex abuse

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Navajo Police Department officer has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for sexually abusing a woman in his custody in 2009. Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., say 31-year-old Lawrence Etsitty received a...

NM man gets prison time in assault on Navajo man

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Tohatchi man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for assaulting a man on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Ronald Yazzie was sentenced by a federal judge in Santa Fe to a 51-month prison...

Bosque Farms couple dead from murder-suicide

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BOSQUE FARMS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say the deaths of a couple last week in their Bosque Farms home appear to be a murder-suicide. Rio Rancho police received a report of a domestic disturbance in progress last Thursday and notified Bosque...

Dulce man sentenced in 2008 death of his young son

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for the death of his 3-year-old son. Prosecutors say a federal judge in Santa Fe sentenced 31-year-old Jay Rutherford Paiz, of Dulce, to a 262-month prison...

NM man held on $1M bail in Lovington field murders

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Lovington man is being held on $1 million cash bond in connection with the murders of two men found dead in a field. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SrageI) that Lea County Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested 27-year-old Pedro...

‘Ether Man’ gets 156 years for NM rapes

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado inmate suspected of being the “Ether Man” serial rapist has been sentenced to 156 years in prison on rape charges in New Mexico. Howard Bruce was sentenced Tuesday in an Albuquerque court after pleading guilty...

NM man who left child during traffic stop indicted

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man police says abandoned his 2-year-old daughter during a traffic stop, then held another family hostage to avoid an arrest, has been indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury. The 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office...