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Mother, daughter fatally shot in Belen

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A mother and daughter are dead after a shooting over an apparent property dispute in Belen. Dan Robb of the Belen Police Department tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/AAsyA2 ) that the women went to a man’s home Thursday night to talk about a disputed piece of property when they were both [&hellip...

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Study to examine spike among NM’s female prisoners

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Corrections officials are planning a study to determine the cause of a spike in the number of New Mexico’s female prisoners. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/wLEQkW) that the uptick has required the state to...

Identity released of boy accused in fatal stabbing

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have released the identities of the suspect and victim in a fatal stabbing outside an Albuquerque charter school. Albuquerque police say 17-year-old Cecilio Lopez was booked on suspicion of murder and tampering with evidence...

Bernalillo County grapples with jail overcrowding

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County officials plan to ask state lawmakers to authorize a two-year pilot project that could involve closing one overcrowded section of its West Side jail. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/yWb17v ) that...

Airman at NM base found dead at his Clovis home

January 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Cannon Air Force Base say an airman has been found dead at his home and it’s believed to be from natural causes. They say Tech. Sgt. George R Morgan Jr. was found dead in his Clovis home Wednesday....

Teen arrested after fatal stabbing at NM school

January 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a student at an Albuquerque charter school has been fatally stabbed, allegedly by another teenager. Albuquerque police say a 17-year-old boy is in custody in connection with Thursday’s incident outside Cesar...

Forecast holds little promise for New Mexico

January 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A three-week surge of winter weather has helped pull New Mexico from the brink of a record-dry year, but officials said Thursday the state appears to be set up for another dose of dry, windy and warm weather this spring. New Mexico...

DWI patrols being beefed up on 550

January 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are joining efforts to ramp up drunken driving patrols along U.S. 550 in San Juan County. State Police Major Darren Soland announced Thursday that the department has secured additional funding and reached...

Las Cruces wins grant to fight childhood obesity

January 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces has won a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Conference of Mayors to battle childhood obesity. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/wiZYye) that Las Cruces was one of six cities to win such a grant. The...

NM legislative session could cost taxpayers $5M

January 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill hearing to the governor will require taxpayers to shell out about $5 million for the Legislature’s 30-day session. The spending measure will cover session expenses and allocate more than $14 million for year-round...