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Man found dead along road in Bernalillo County

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Bernalillo County are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of man whose body was found on the side of a road. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies said Saturday they are trying to determine the cause of death for 26-year-old Eloi Leyba. Capt. Ray Chavez says Leyba appears to [&hellip...

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Navajo residents have running water for first time

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

MARIANO LAKE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says some Navajo families in New Mexico now have running water for the first time. USDA Rural Development officials held a dedication ceremony Friday for a new water system in Mariano Lake on the...

Police ID body of man found on Albuquerque street

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a man whose body was found on a street in a manner that is being treated as a homicide. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier said Friday authorities confirmed the body is that of 33-year-old Steve...

$400,000 in marijuana seized in Sandoval County

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people in connection with the seizure of $400,000 worth of marijuana plants in Sandoval County. The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office says detectives investigating a crime involving a child at a...

Mora County eyes drilling ban repeal

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico county is considering repealing an ordinance that made it the first county in the nation to permanently ban oil and gas drilling. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://goo.gl/tHif3k) Mora County commissioners last...

2 killed in car-train collision near Albuquerque

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when their car collided with a Rail Runner passenger train at a crossing south of Albuquerque. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Chad Pierce says the driver, 34-year-old Julie Vasquez, was ejected...

Team from Spain unofficial winner of balloon race

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A team from Spain is the unofficial winner of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta’s 19th America’s Challenge distance race for gas balloons. Race officials say the team of Anulfo Gonzalez and Angel Aguirre flew...

Feds close part of Jemez Mountains for mouse

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the latest dispute over public lands in the West, federal authorities have ordered the closure of parts of the Santa Fe National Forest to protect a tiny mouse that recently won protection as an endangered species. The U.S....

1 of New Mexico’s most wanted fugitives arrested

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested a man who’s considered one of New Mexico’s most wanted violent fugitives. A U.S. Marshals task force arrested 27-year-old Angelo Deshannon Burdex in northwest Albuquerque on...

Scientists predict post-wildfire erosion risks

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s nearly impossible to predict when and where the next major wildfire will be and whether an ill-timed thunderstorm could result in tons of ash and charred debris being washed down the bare mountainsides once the flames are...