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4 Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2012

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fewer Mexican gray wolves were found dead in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona this past year, and federal officials say efforts aimed at reducing conflicts with livestock seem to be helping. Officials confirmed that three of the four wolves found dead in 2012 were illegally shot. In the most [&hellip...

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Former NM candidate accused of stalking opponent

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Friday court hearing is set for a former New Mexico congressional candidate already accused of slashing the tires on his opponent’s vehicles and now accused of aggravated stalking. Gary Smith has been jailed since being...

Sheriff: NM man killed over PlayStation

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men are facing homicide charges after authorities said they killed a man they suspected of stealing a PlayStation. Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella said Wednesday that 21-year-old Eric Rodriguez and 17-year-old...

2 grenades found in checked luggage at NM airport

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque’s airport. The information was included in the TSA’s weekly roundup of weapons collected in checked and unchecked...

Proposal: Breathalyzers in drunk drivers’ homes

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates of ignition interlock devices to combat drunken driving want to expand the requirement so that convicted offenders have to install devices in their home to detect whether they’re using alcohol. The proposed requirement...

Man fatally shot at home by Farmington officer

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Farmington man who was fatally shot by a police officer on New Year’s Day. Police say 49-year-old Mark Chavez was shot Tuesday afternoon outside a Farmington home after he refused to put...

Prostitution ring case to go to NM high court

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case involving two college professors accused of helping run an online prostitution ring. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/U889T2) that the state’s highest court...

Police say smartphones spread word on DUI stops

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say some motorists — including some planning to drive drunk — now use their smartphones to avoid sobriety checkpoints. Officer Robert Gibbs says smartphone applications, texting and social media are...

Portales police probe counterfeit money ring

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Portales police are investigating a counterfeit money ring in the area. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/VYwy7V ) that Police Chief C. Douglas Jones is calling it a serious problem. Authorities say they have received 16...

Writer hitches ride with Albuquerque pilot

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When you hear that Amber Nolan is a “sky hitchhiker,” you might envision someone with a backpack sitting on a cloud with her thumb outstretched. Not quite. The 28-year-old travel writer and aviating adventurer calls...