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Orphaned bears returned to wild

October 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of black bears orphaned or hurt during this summer’s wildfires in New Mexico are getting a second chance. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/q9Wkxe ) The Wildlife Center in Espanola and Game and Fish biologists released five young bears into the forest Monday after fattening them up for months. Three of those bears...

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Cops: NM Little League coach fights, takes photo

October 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Little League baseball coach is facing a battery charge after police say he hit a man in the head with a crowbar following a game, then took a picture of the aftermath. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/oX3giI ) that...

Albuquerque spent nearly $900K defending ex-cop

October 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque has spent nearly $900,000 on a former police officer who is facing charges that he killed his wife. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/n0NAM2) that Levi Chavez, charged with the murder of Tera...

NM county faces lawsuit over arrestees’ treatment

October 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county is facing a class action lawsuit from arrestees who claim that their most basic civil rights were denied after being arrested. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/nXRjph ) that the lawsuit against Valencia County says...

Indictment reinstated against New Mexico judge

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge in Las Cruces reversed himself Monday and reinstated the indictment of a fellow jurist accused of soliciting bribes for former Gov. Bill Richardson. In the seemingly on-again, off-again prosecution of state District Judge...

Branson and NM officials dedicate space terminal

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Guests stand outside the new Spaceport America hangar Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 in Upham, N.M. British billionaire Richard Branson dedicated the newly completed terminal Monday where his Virgin Galactic is slated to begin his commercial space tourism venture from...

New Mexico killing still baffling police, family

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The murder mystery of a man who owned a ghost town near the New Mexico-Arizona line remains unsolved four months after he was found shot to death, and investigators say the case has stalled. “We need help,” said Capt. Ryan...

Light earthquake strikes near Los Alamos lab

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck around 20 miles from Los Alamos National Laboratory. The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. It was centered nine miles north of Santa Fe and hit around 19...

Fugitive wanted for Ohio killing arrested in NM

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted to connection with the death of an Ohio woman has been arrested by federal officials outside of Taos, N.M. U.S. Marshals in New Mexico announced Monday that John Pritchard was arrested Friday after authorities received a tip...

Cops: NM mom allowed daughter, friend to smoke pot

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is facing charges after police said she allowed her daughter and her daughter’s friend to drink and smoke pot. Albuquerque police said Starr Trujillo was arrested Sunday and the girls, both 14, were taken...