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Albuquerque police: Man bit off part of man’s ear

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man is facing charges after he reportedly beat another man in downtown Albuquerque then bit off part of his ear. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SJCoJG) that authorities say Dustin Toledo bit the man’s ear Saturday morning after Toledo got into an argument with his girlfriend. Albuquerque police say Toledo was...

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NM dairies says fed farm proposal may bring relief

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Dairy farmers are hoping for federal help after severe drought and high feed prices have closed around 40 dairies in New Mexico. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/SZdS7U) that experts believe the U.S. Farm Bill could...

Las Cruces diocese investigates advance to lawyer

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Records show the Diocese of Las Cruces loaned its former contract attorney $385,000, but the money won’t be easily recovered. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UQhgHZ) that former general counsel Daniel Dolan died...

Albuquerque man arrested in alleged double-voting

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who allegedly tried to vote twice in the Nov. 6 election has been arrested on a felony forgery charge. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QnjDAB ) Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies arrested...

Albuquerque parents jailed in alleged child abuse

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque mother and her boyfriend are facing child abuse charges after their 1-year-old daughter was hospitalized with severe injuries. KOB-TV reports family friends of parents Daniel Aragon and Shelby Lujan said Saturday the...

Albuquerque officer subject of battery probe

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is the subject of an aggravated battery investigation for an off-duty incident in a Hooter’s restaurant parking lot that left a man with facial and rib fractures. Prosecutors in Albuquerque have...

Panel to screen candidates for vacant judgeships

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent commission meets next month to evaluate candidates for two vacant state district judgeships in Albuquerque. The Judicial Nominating Commission will recommend lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible...

No protesters, just 1 kill at NM coyote contest

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS DATE TO SATURDAY, NOV. 10 INSTEAD OF FRIDAY, NOV. 16 – In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 photo, Esteban Marquez, second from left, a supporter of a coyote hunting contest organized by Gunhawk Firearms, engages in a heated discussion with...

5 years for SF man in fatal hit-run, other crimes

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 27-year-old Santa Fe man who pleaded guilty to a series of charges that included leaving the scene of a fatal accident has been sentenced to five years in prison. The sentencing for Leandro Anaya on Friday included tearful testimony...

San Juan Co. inmates protest over milk shortfall

November 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Inmates angered when milk ran short during breakfast at the county jail in Farmington began refusing to obey orders and triggered a brief confrontation with detention officers that ended with jailers shooting them with paint...