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Eddy County’s firefighters threaten to quit

August 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Volunteer firefighters from Eddy County’s 11 fire departments say they’ll resign if county officials approve policy changes and appoint the county’s emergency preparedness manager as the chief fire administrator. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/19FYcAw) that the volunteers have no confidence in...

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Grand jury: Shooting outside school was justified

August 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Otero County grand jury has concluded police were justified in fatally shooting a 19-year-old man outside Tularosa Elementary School during a late-night encounter. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19FX3J2) that the...

Volunteer firefighters in Eddy County threaten to call it quits

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD (AP) — Volunteer firefighters from Eddy County’s 11 fire departments say they’ll resign if county officials approve policy changes and appoint the county’s emergency preparedness manager as the chief fire administrator. The Carlsbad...

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In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service, fugitive John McCluskey is taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in eastern Arizona.

Inmate testifies in NM murder trial

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service, fugitive John McCluskey is taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in eastern Arizona.   ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The capital murder trial of an Arizona inmate accused of killing...

Grand jury: Shooting outside school was justified

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Otero County grand jury has concluded police were justified in fatally shooting a 19-year-old man outside Tularosa Elementary School during a late-night encounter. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19FX3J2) that the...

City revises its policies on license plate readers

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque says it will reduce the amount of time that it keeps information gathered from police license-plate readers from six months to 14 days. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/140ekrY) that the city...

Closings set in fatal NM Burger King shooting

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday in the trial of a mentally disabled man in the shooting death of a woman outside a busy Alamogordo Burger King. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/16v3g67) that prosecutors...

Bandelier to open popular archaeological site

August 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — One of the most popular sites at Bandelier National Monument is set to reopen Monday. Accessible only by a series wooden ladders and steep stone steps, the kiva at the Alcove House site is located at the edge of a niche some 14...

Hopi Tribe blasts potential drilling near Chaco

August 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Hopi Tribe is blasting the idea of potential drilling near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/17RImR7) that Hopi Tribe has submitted critical comments to the Bureau of Land...

Steven Seagal talks ‘border security’ at NM event

August 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Marked for border protection? Hollywood actor turned reserve sheriff’s deputy, Steven Seagal, dropped by the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association Conference this week to talk about border security. KVIA-TV reports...