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Border Patrol seizes $325,000 worth of marijuana

January 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents working in southern New Mexico have seized more than 400 pounds of marijuana and have made three arrests in two separate busts. Agents near Santa Teresa spotted a vehicle and two people north of the border Thursday. The vehicle sped off but agents were able to [&hellip...

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NM police capture shooting suspect after standoff

January 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man being sought in connection with two fatal shootings in south Santa Fe has surrendered to authorities. Santa Fe Sheriff’s deputies, SWAT teams and other agents surrounded a barricaded home for several hours Friday before...

Ex-PRC member ordered to prison for evaluation

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former state utility regulator Jerome Block Jr. was sent to a state prison diagnostic center Friday, and a judge sternly warned him that he potentially faces many years behind bars if he doesn’t deal with a drug addiction....

NM police capture shooting suspect after standoff

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man being sought in connection with two fatal shootings in south Santa Fe has surrendered to authorities. Santa Fe Sheriff’s deputies, SWAT teams and other agents surrounded a barricaded home for several hours Friday before...

County defends lockup after $22 million award

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County officials are defending how they run their jail following a huge monetary verdict in favor of a former inmate. A federal jury Wednesday awarded Stephen R. Slevin, 58, of Virginia Beach, Va., $22 million after hearing...

Albuquerque mayor gives new police recommendations

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry is offering 17 new recommendations to the city’s police oversight process, including requiring biannual public sessions. Berry’s office announced the recommendations Friday and said they...

NM city uses fireworks to scare off pesky birds

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Residents and businesses say they hadn’t been able to get rid of those pesky, great-tailed grackle birds and their annoying bird droppings. Then, they started set off a barrage of fireworks to frighten them away. The Portales...

Feds: NM pecan farm site of drug trafficking ring

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested nine people, including the owners of a southern New Mexico pecan farm, in connection with a drug trafficking ring. Federal prosecutors say the owners and operators of Pettit Farms and Nursery in Anthony,...

NM criminal statute reform moves through Senate

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to scrap the statute of limitations on second-degree murder cases was advanced on Thursday after senators voted to send the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Under a bill proposed by Sen. Bill Payne, the six-year...

NM National Guard preparing for deployment

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s National Guard are busy getting ready to leave soon for a mission overseas. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/wKxrzY ) reports guardsmen will serve in support of the Multi-Force Observer mission...