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Ousted Rio Arriba County sheriff seeks a new trial

October 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff ousted from office for refusing to resign after being convicted of abusing a driver during a bizarre traffic stop now wants a new trial. A lawyer for former Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella filed a nine-page motion Friday seeking an evidentiary hearing and asking a [&hellip...

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Kirtland man gets prison term for statutory rape

October 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Kirtland man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for statutory rape. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Justin Chee also was sentenced Friday to five years of supervised release after serving his prison term. Chee also will...

Acoma woman gets 366-day federal prison sentence

October 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Acoma woman has been sentenced to 366 days in federal prison for an assault conviction. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Roxanne C. Lewis also was sentenced Friday to one year of supervised release after her prison term. Lewis was...

Campaign will celebrate birthday of national parks

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The centennial celebration for the National Park Service will include, among other events, a promotional campaign, a TV series and an I-Max movie, tourism leaders from across the Southeast learned Wednesday. About 200 industry...

Peanut farmers deal with fallout from salmonella

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2006, image, Wayne Baker shovels spilled peanuts back into a trailer during a peanut harvest near Floyd, N.M. Federal agriculture forecasts show there will be significantly fewer peanuts pulled from the ground in eastern New...

Teenage girl accused in Hatch crash that killed 2

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl is jailed without bond after a car crash that killed two people in Hatch. Court documents show the teen has been accused of negligent child abuse resulting in death, vehicular homicide, great bodily harm by...

Clovis police: 2 men arrested in bank robbery case

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two men are in custody in connection with a bank robbery in Clovis. The FBI says US Bank branches were robbed Tuesday in Clovis and Santa Fe. Clovis police say 25-year-old Matthew Gonzales is being held on suspicion...

NM water panel accused of violating meetings act

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former head of the Interstate Stream Commission is accusing the agency of violating the New Mexico Open Meetings Act in its deliberations regarding the future of the Gila River. Norm Gaume filed a lawsuit Wednesday in state...

Mora County continues ban on oil, gas drilling

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Mora County commissioners voted to continue an oil and gas drilling ban that has triggered lawsuits from the industry while gaining the support of residents concerned about pollution. The ban adopted in an April 2013 ordinance made the...

New Mexico candidate uses ‘Breaking Bad’ in ad

October 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico candidate for state auditor is hoping some “Breaking Bad” references will put him into office. Democrat Timothy Keller released Wednesday a campaign ad using the Albuquerque car wash from the hit AMC-TV...