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Albuquerque police: Suspect shoots teen during robbery

April 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say they are searching for a suspect who shot an Albuquerque high school student during an armed robbery in which the teen’s cell phone was stolen. The Albuquerque Police Department says the 17-year-old student at Del Norte High School was walking to class Monday morning when the suspect demanded his [&hellip...

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New Mexico GOP extends delegate deadline as campaigns jockey

April 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party of New Mexico is keeping the door open for national delegate applicants amid a push by the Donald Trump campaign to mobilize supporters. State party spokesman Tucker Keene announced Monday that consideration will...

Woman pleads guilty to possessing 1 ½ pounds of cocaine

April 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Los Angeles woman who acknowledged carrying more 1 ½ pounds of cocaine into a bus station in Albuquerque has pleaded guilty to a drug charge. Niesha Necole Williams pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Albuquerque to a...

NMSU works to discourage hawks from nesting on campus

April 16, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A hawk species that is under federal protection is creating a burden for New Mexico State University. For a third consecutive year Swainson’s hawks are trying to nest in a tree on campus, The Las Cruces Sun-News reported...

77-year-old man accused of robbing Alamogordo bank with gun

April 16, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This combination of booking photos provided by the Alamogordo, N.M., Police Department on Saturday, April 16, 2016 shows Anthony Ferdico. Police say the 77-year-old man is accused of robbing an Alamogordo bank at gunpoint. (Alamogordo Police Department via...

Santa Fe mulls nixing parking tickets to increase nightlife

April 16, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe is considering establishing a program that would allow impaired drivers to leave vehicles overnight without the threat of a parking ticket. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1YA6emD) Friday that Mayor Javier...

Former NMSU student pleads no contest in Las Cruces shooting

April 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting at a Las Cruces home has pleaded no contest to attempted murder and other charges, including negligent use of a firearm and criminal damage to property. Philip Zaman, who was a New Mexico State University...

New Mexico graduation rate dips for 2014-15 school year

April 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico saw a dip in the number of students who earned diplomas last year, but state education officials said Friday the graduation rate for the class of 2015 is still an improvement over levels reported a few years ago. Figures...

Ex-New Mexico postal employee sentenced for destroying mail

April 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service employee in New Mexico has been sentenced to one year of probation for opening and destroying mail. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Phillip Duran, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge...

Police: Farmington man arrested after shooting outside home

April 14, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Farmington man has been arrested in connection with a shooting outside a home. Farmington police say 40-year-old Stanley Pearson is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. They say his...