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NM agents find liquid meth at border checkpoint

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized a number of bottles filled with liquid methamphetamine at a checkpoint in southern New Mexico. Officials say the bust happened Tuesday morning in Santa Teresa. The bottles were found in boxes in the backseat of an SUV that was crossing into the U.S. from [&hellip...

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Brothers arraigned in NM sewage dumping case

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two Farmington brothers are facing federal charges for allegedly dumping thousands of gallons of raw sewage on federal land in northwestern New Mexico. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Anthony Wiggins and 51-year-old Alex Wiggins were...

State police rescuing distressed campers

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

QUESTA, N.M. (AP) — State police say eight remaining campers lost after a hike in the mountains north of Questa should be rescued soon. The Espanola State Police office received a distress call early Thursday about 10 overdue campers near the Cabresto Lake...

Police: NM man arrested for 10th time for DWI

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico man is jailed on suspicion of driving drunk for the 10th time. Santa Fe police say 45-year-old Frank Seymour was being held Thursday on a $20,000 cash-only bond. Officers responded to a call of a reckless...

NM State Forestry to lift fire restrictions

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thanks to recent rains, state and federal land managers will be lifting fire restrictions and closure orders Friday for some areas around New Mexico. Many of the restrictions prohibiting campfires, smoking and other open fires were...

More than a third of NM schools graded A or B

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About 70 percent of New Mexico’s public schools improved or maintained their letter grade that rates their performance this year, and more than a third received an A or B, state officials announced Thursday. The grades assigned...

NM Homeland Security rocked by slander charges

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former investigator accuses the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management of slander and harassment in a labor-related complaint. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/15yhOVZ ) that a New Mexico...

Ruidoso water system has precautionary boil alert

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A precautionary boil alert remains in effect for the Village of Ruidoso’s water system. The Village of Ruidoso Utility Department was continuing to work Wednesday on stabilizing the Grindstone Water Production Plant while working...

Gallup to take over detox center next week

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Starting next week, the city of Gallup will be running a nonprofit corporation that aims to reduce public intoxication. The Na’Nizhoozhi (NAH’-nih-zho-zhih) Center Inc. serves a largely American Indian population in...

1 pilot dead, another injured in Taos plane crash

July 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one pilot is dead and another injured after a small plane crashed at Taos Regional Airport. Taos police say the two pilots were conducting training exercises around 11 a.m. Wednesday when the single-engine, light sport...