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NM woman arrested for trying to kidnap 4-year-old

May 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is in police custody after trying to snatch a 4-year-old boy from his home. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/KLwODR ) reports police say 22-year-old Martha Cantu attempted to kidnap the boy while he was playing in a yard Thursday afternoon. Deputies say the boy’s mother was watching him from inside her [&hellip...

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Disputed juries stopped in NM police shootings

May 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg has agreed to suspend indefinitely the controversial, decades-long practice of presenting police shooting cases to “investigative grand juries.” The Albuquerque...

$17K seized by Albuquerque police to be returned

May 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A black father and son who were never charged with a crime after authorities confiscated $17,000 in cash from them during a New Mexico traffic stop are getting back their money in a case that advocates are calling “profiling...

Wildfire destroys 12 homes in southwestern NM

May 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This Tuesday, May 22, 2012, photo, provided by David Thornburg shows a plume of smoke rising from the Whitewater fire burning in the Gila Wilderness east of Glenwood, N.M. Fire managers said the blaze had charred more than 10,000 acres before merging...

NM education publication translated into Navajo

May 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department says a publication to help parents with disabled children is being made available for the first time in the Navajo language. Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera said Thursday the publication...

NM attorney general joins starving horses probe

May 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s office is considering criminal charges against a Los Lunas auction business after four emaciated horses were found struggling for life. Attorney General Gary King told the Albuquerque Journal...

NM governor, husband OK after plane’s hard landing

May 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A spokesman for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she and her husband were not injured when a small private airplane carrying them to Santa Fe landed without its gears down. Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said in a statement that...

Suspect arrested in 2007 murder in Sandoval County

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Mexico say a man has been arrested in Espanola in connection with a 2007 murder case. The U.S. Marshal’s Service says 48-year-old Joel Rollins was taken into custody Wednesday by its deputies along with...

Montana man named to New Mexico state agency job

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has named a Montana man to oversee New Mexico’s state monuments. Former Montana Historical Society Director Richard Sims will start work June 4 as director of the State Monuments Division in the Department of...

Strong winds fan wildfires in southwestern NM

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This Tuesday, May 22, 2012, photo, provided by David Thornburg shows a plume of smoke rising from the Whitewater fire burning in the Gila Wilderness east of Glenwood, N.M. Fire managers said the blaze had charred more than 10,000 acres before merging...