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Las Cruces man gets life for killing ex-wife

November 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man who barged into his ex-wife’s home last year and stabbed her to death in front of two children has been sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years. Horace Carlos Solomon Jr. lashed out during Tuesday’s sentencing and angrily said he was railroaded but forgave his [&hellip...

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SF police make arrest in senior center homicide

November 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say they’ve arrested two people in connection with the death of a man found dead in a burned-out apartment at a senior center. Santa Fe police Capt. Aric Wheeler says DNA tests will be needed to confirm that the...

Bernalillo County removes LWV voting guides

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The League of Women Voters says Bernalillo County has ordered its voting guides removed from polling stations. League President Shelly Shepherd says the county clerk ordered the guides be taken away after Secretary of State Dianna...

Navajo Nation Council endorses Heinrich

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council says it is endorsing Democrat Martin Heinrich in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race. Navajo Nation Council Delegate Russell Begaye said Tuesday the council is backing Heinrich because of his support for...

FBI report: Albuquerque violent crime down

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest city followed a statewide trend last year and saw a drop in violent crime while reported property crimes increased. An annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation released this week showed that...

I-10 speed limit to increase south of Las Cruces

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The speed limit is increasing to 75 mph on a nearly 14-mile stretch of Interstate 10 south of Las Cruces. New Mexico highway officials say the speed limit is bumping up from 70 mph for both directions of traffic between the Mesquite...

Richardson to lobby for Calif. spaceport

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who championed the development of New Mexico’s spaceport, is going to work for California’s space center. Richardson has been hired as a consultant for Mojave Air and Space Port,...

Richardson to lobby for Calif. spaceport

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who championed the development of New Mexico’s spaceport, is going to work for California’s space center. Richardson has been hired as a consultant for Mojave Air and Space Port,...

Albuquerque smoke alert from set fire continues

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A health alert remains in effect Tuesday for Albuquerque due to smoke drifting into the city from a controlled burn in forest wilderness northwest of Jemez Springs. The city Environmental Health Department says light wind will...

Police: NM man made threats with medieval weapon

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police said he threatened officers and his family with a medieval weapon. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SrSxXY) that Charles Cook, of Rio Rancho, was recently arrested following a domestic...