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NM man with cut throat reports robbery attempt

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say a 48-year-old man’s throat was cut during what he reported as a robbery attempt at a car wash in the Valencia County community south of Albuquerque. Police say officers interviewed the man at a clinic where he’d gone with a wound to his neck. He said he [&hellip...

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Magistrate orders bond posted in NM horse slaughter case

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered the animal rights groups that won a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter to post a bond of nearly $500,000 as their legal challenge continues. U.S. Magistrate Robert Scott settled on the amount...

Judge upholds NM death row inmate’s sentence

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A judge has upheld the death sentence for one of only two New Mexico death row inmates, a Farmington man condemned to die for a killing that occurred before New Mexico generally abolished the death penalty in 2009. District Judge...

Former NM lawmaker Earlene Roberts dies at age 77

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico lawmaker Earlene Roberts has died at age 77. Family members say Roberts died Tuesday at her home in Lovington. A cause of death wasn’t immediately released Wednesday. Roberts served in the state Legislature for...

NM governor speaks at Koch brothers event

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez spoke at a weekend conference in New Mexico organized by a company owned by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who are longtime supporters of conservative causes. Koch Industries spokesman Rob Tappan...

Officials: Rural NM facing water crisis

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials have been fielding a steady stream of phone calls and emails from the managers of community drinking water systems around the state as drought refuses to give up its grip on New Mexico. The managers are looking to...

NM issues grants for early college high schools

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has awarded grants for three New Mexico schools to establish programs allowing students to obtain a college associate degree while attending high schools. The governor on Wednesday announced...

NM couple plead guilty in federal funds case

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Taos County Housing Authority executive and her husband face possible prison time after pleading guilty to conspiracy under plea bargains in a case involving theft of federal housing funds. Prosecution and defense attorneys...

Police: Man wanted in NM beheading attempt caught

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A man who police say tried to behead a New Mexico man with garden shears has been arrested in Texas. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/13MPnjs) that 34-year-old Elias Singleton was taken into custody by Lubbock police...

Rio Grande bird hunting restriction may be lifted

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jim Bates didn’t know he was doing something illegal. He and many other sportsmen had long hunted along the banks of the Rio Grande, bringing home the dove, quail and waterfowl drawn to the water. There were “no...