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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 1,000 acres as of Friday afternoon. The lightning-caused fire began Thursday morning [&hellip...

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Ex-mistress in NM officer murder trial takes stand

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — One of many mistresses of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife testified Thursday that he told her he was in the shower when he heard a gunshot. In two days of testimony that concluded Friday, Rose Slama...

Santa Fe residents finding ways to beat the heat

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of Santa Fe are trying to beat the heat after temperatures in the mid-90s for the past three days. Monday’s high of 98 was only one degree below the hottest day in all of June 2012. About 500 people are going swimming...

Fire reaches evacuated NM village; buildings saved

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HILLSBORO, N.M. (AP) — A fire in southern New Mexico has reached the historic mining town of Kingston but a fire management team spokesman says crews have protected buildings and that none have burned. The lightning-caused Silver fire is burning in a rugged...

Las Vegas judge spares pit bull that bit woman

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has spared a bit bull that bit a woman multiple times. The Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/19zYj2B ) reports that Municipal Court Judge Eddie Trujillo has ordered the dog’s release and returned to Franchesca...

Claims seek payment for damages from 2011 NM fire

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government is being asked to cough up more than $60 million for damages from the 2011 Las Conchas fire and subsequent flooding in northern New Mexico. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/11ESx7P ), the...

Smoke, heat make it hard to size up Jaroso Fire

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Smoke, intense heat and rugged terrain were making it difficult Thursday for fire managers in northern New Mexico to size up a blaze that was racing across thousands of acres of dead and downed trees deep in the Pecos Wilderness....

Church Rock man gets prison for 2011 beating death

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Church Rock man has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in federal prison for second-degree murder. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Danny Dan Don Brown also was ordered by a judge Thursday to pay $1,200 restitution to cover the cost of the...

New wildfire burning in NM southwest of Cimarron

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — There’s another wildfire burning in New Mexico now. State Forestry officials say the White Peak’s fire has charred an estimated 850 acres about 14 miles southwest of Cimarron. The lightning-caused fire began Thursday...

Ex-detective back on stand in ex-NM officer case

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A lead investigator in the case of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife came under aggressive questioning Thursday from a defense attorney who suggested that the investigator was trying to anger and scare...