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FBI awaits autopsies on 5 found dead in New Mexico

January 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

Law enforcement officers on the scene of a white pickup on Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico where the bodies of two women and three children were found, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal investigators in New Mexico are trying to piece together the final moments of [&hellip...

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New Mexico provides grant for Roswell hangar repair

January 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico is providing a $1 million grant to help Roswell build a new roof for its largest city-owned hangar, an upgrade expected to create 70 new jobs. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/2iXZ4eP) that Gov....

US Supreme Court rules in 2011 New Mexico police shooting

January 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says a New Mexico State Police officer did not violate clearly established law when he shot and killed an armed man without first calling out a warning. The nation’s highest court issued its decision Monday...

FBI: Bodies of woman, 2 children found on New Mexico pueblo

January 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The bodies of two children and a woman whose estranged boyfriend was previously charged with domestic violence have been found on a Native-American pueblo on the outskirts of Albuquerque, authorities said. The unidentified woman was...

Autopsy: New Mexico girl was strangled on 10th birthday

January 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 25, 2016 file photo, from left to right, Nicole Maldonado, Myriah Flores, and her mother Sharlene Benavidez attend a candlelight vigil for 10-year-old Victoria Martens at the apartment complex, in Albuquerque, N.M., where the young girl lived and...

New Mexico governor unveils plan for budget shortfall

January 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez called on Tuesday for further belt tightening by state government as she unveiled a budget proposal to close the state’s general fund deficit and restore depleted reserves, while sticking with her...

2 candidates enter the race to become Albuquerque’s next mayor

January 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two new candidates have entered the race to become the next mayor of Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports that City Councilor Dan Lewis and retired police detective Michelle Garcia Holmes made separate campaign announcements...

Bill to increase amount of medical pot allowed in New Mexico

January 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawmaker wants to increase the amount of marijuana that licensed medical-cannabis producers in New Mexico can grow. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the proposal by Democratic Sen. Cisco McSorley of Albuquerque also would...

New Mexico rekindles efforts to reinstate death penalty

January 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican-backed efforts to reinstate the death penalty in New Mexico are being rekindled after a debate last year that roiled the Legislature and echoed through November elections. Rep. Monica Youngblood of Albuquerque has pre-filed...

APNewsBreak: Energy boss: Nuke site reopens but work remains

January 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The reopening of the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository nearly three years after a radiation leak marks a key step toward cleaning up a decadeslong legacy of bomb-making and research, but the U.S. energy...