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The Latest: Sheriff takes over duties in Hatch; town mourns

August 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Jesse D. Hanes. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Jameson says that Hanes is suspected of gunning down Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez, 33, during a traffic stop Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP) HATCH, N.M. (AP) —...

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Santa Fe man acquitted in fatal crash pleads guilty to DWI

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man who was acquitted in 2011 of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed four teenagers has pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving charge. Scott Owens was sentenced Wednesday to 364 days in jail, but 330 days were...

New Mexico high court to hear arguments over pollution rule

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in a case over contested water regulations that address groundwater pollution by copper mines. Attorneys for the state and environmental groups will make their case...

Probe targetting high-crime in Albuquerque nets 98 arrests

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say 104 people have been charged with violating federal firearms and drug trafficking after a four-month, multi-agency investigation that aimed to curb high violent crime rates in the Albuquerque area. The investigation...

Court sides with efforts to certify Hatch chiles

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

Green chile from Hatch, N.M., goes on sale Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at a roadside roasting stand in Santa Fe, N.M. A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider a decision in favor of an association of green chile growers in the Hatch Valley of Southern...

Tougher tribal antiquities legislation comes under criticism

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A push for federal legislation that would prohibit Native American items protected by U.S. laws from being exported to international markets has come under scrutiny from dealers and collectors as tribal leaders try to defend the...

DWI suspect found dead in Dona Ana County jail cell

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a drunken driving suspect who was being held at the county jail. Authorities say 38-year-old Phillip Carrillo was found unresponsive early Thursday inside his...

New Mexico election officials fix campaign spending glitch

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top elections officials say a glitch in the state’s electronic campaign finance reporting system has been fixed. Ken Ortiz with the secretary of state’s office said Thursday the vendor corrected the...

New Mexico village celebrates rebirth of church, community

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This Aug. 10, 2016, photo provided by Carrie Leven shows the exterior of the reconstructed San Antonio Catholic Church in Questa, N.M. The community will celebrate the rededication of the church with a special Mass on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. It took volunteers...

New Mexico attorney general likes Facebook power plan

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s attorney general is urging utility regulators to approve a power-supply contract for a proposed Facebook data center after reviewing potential costs to other electricity consumers. Attorney General Hector Balderas...