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Pearce attacks GOP congressman’s immigrant remarks

July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Congressman Steve Pearce says a fellow Republican congressman’s comments comparing young college-age immigrants to drug mules are “unproductive” and “divisive.” The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/15hnjHQ) that the New Mexico Republican criticized recent remarks made by Rep. Steve King and...

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Exceptional drought lessens grip on NM

July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There has been enough rain in New Mexico to lessen wildfire danger and to cause flooding, but it’s still dry. A map released Thursday by federal climatologists shows a big swath of severe and exceptional drought stretching...

Police: 2 dead after shooting at Albuquerque home

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a shooting in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say officers responded to a home in response to a shooting call about 8 p.m. Wednesday. They say a woman called police to say there was a...

NM man arrested after SWAT team standoff at home

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former South Carolina law enforcement officer is in police custody in New Mexico after a SWAT team standoff at his Santa Fe home. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials say 44-year-old George Smith was taken to a hospital to be...

NM man sentenced after meth trafficking conviction

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Donald Keith Colvin was given a 121-month prison term followed by three years of supervised release....

Correction: Driver’s License Fraud story

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 23 about driver’s license fraud, The Associated Press reported erroneously Veronica Diaz’s plea in the case based on information provided by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Diaz entered what is...

San Juan County jail mistakenly releases inmate

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Detention Center’s administrator says he’s embarrassed that an inmate awaiting trial on charges stemming from a fatal accident was mistakenly released. Detention center administrator Tom Havel says he...

NM awarded nearly $19M to market health exchange

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has received a nearly $19 million federal grant to market its health insurance exchange to uninsured individuals and businesses and to educate them about their options in the state’s online marketplace. The exchange,...

Munitions found in Alamogordo storage unit

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Alamogordo police and Air Force investigators are inventorying weapons, military ammunition and other items found in a storage locker to find out whether it includes government property. The Alamogordo Daily News...

Report: New Albuquerque cruisers causing illness

July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New cruisers with the Albuquerque Police Department are being blamed for making a handful of officers sick, although officials say they are dumbfounded on the reasons why. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/19ieNwB) that officials are...