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Albuquerque siblings in suspected murder-suicide

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a brother and sister have died in a suspected murder-suicide. Police identified the two as Kenneth Robson and his sister Shirley Robson. Police didn’t provide exact ages for the two and they differed from available public records, but they were in their 60s. Sgt. Donovan Olvera says police [&hellip...

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2 dead in shooting at Albuquerque apartment

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that left two women dead and a man wounded in a neighborhood near the Albuquerque Downs racetrack. Albuquerque police tell KOAT-TV they received a 911 call just before 3 a.m. Saturday reporting...

Sunland Park audit find numerous violations of law

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A special review of Sunland Park’s finances that’s nearing completion will reveal “numerous” violations of state law, New Mexico state Auditor Hector Balderas said. Balderas told the Las Cruces Sun-News...

Audit of Portales police critical of department

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — An outside audit Portales Police Department is highly critical of the department and Chief Jeff Gill in particular. The report by a Rio Rancho consulting firm portrays a culture rife with officer intimidation, lack of communication and...

Hopi Code Talkers honored at Kykotsmovi memorial

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — It was Sept. 17, 1944. Eight young Hopi men thought about their families and peaceful villages in the high desert of Arizona — thousands of miles away — and prayed for a last time before they boarded ships and joined their units with...

Suspect in SF radar SUV shooting is book dealer

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The man who Santa Fe police say shot up a parked speed-enforcement SUV panicked as police moved in to arrest him despite plans to turn himself in, his lawyer said. Scott R. Powell, 63, led officers on a chase Friday but was eventually...

New Sunland Park mayor resigns after AG ruling

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The new mayor of the troubled southern New Mexico city of Sunland Park has resigned but hopes to be reappointed next week. Javier Perea’s resignation on Friday came a day after Attorney General Gary King issued an opinion...

New $252M UNM budget includes tuition increase

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The new budget for the University of New Mexico includes a nearly 4 percent tuition increase and higher student fees. UNM regents unanimously approved the $252 million instruction and general budget on Friday. It includes a 3.75...

Calls grow for Bernalillo Co. commissioner to quit

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on Saturday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the resignation of a Bernalillo County Commissioner Michael Wiener after photos showing him posing with young women in a Philippine city...

Albuquerque man wanted in sex case found in Mexico

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who fled to Mexico after being charged with raping a 13-year-old girl has been captured and returned to the U.S. The U.S. Marshals Service says they learned 36-year-old Brad Boyer was living in Puerto Vallarta...