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Gun, other equipment stolen from officer’s vehicle

September 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handgun, ammunition and other equipment have been stolen from a law enforcement officer’s vehicle in northern New Mexico. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says the gun and two boxes of ammunition were stolen along with a baton, handcuffs, a bulletproof vest and a stun gun from the vehicle of [&hellip...

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Albuquerque police make changes on child abuse

September 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department is making changes to prevent child abuse cases from falling through the cracks. The changes result from the work of a task force created after the death of a 9-year-old boy. The boy’s family...

US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

September 12, 2014 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, “Rival Survival.”...

Auction for Atari games from New Mexico landfill

September 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Some 800 Atari video games buried more than 30 years ago at a southeastern New Mexico landfill and dug up in April will be auctioned off soon. Atari Event Organizer Joe Lewandowski tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/Zhnk0g) the...

Marijuana questions won’t be placed on ballot

September 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top election official decided Wednesday that nonbinding questions about marijuana penalties won’t be placed on the November general election ballot in two of the state’s largest counties. Secretary of...

Groups to sue over lack of wolf recovery plan

September 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups is planning to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s failure to craft and implement a valid recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf. The groups say it has been...

Company to add 425 new jobs in Rio Rancho

September 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Officials say Rio Rancho will get hundreds of additional jobs thanks to a new employer’s arrival in the Albuquerque suburb. Gov. Susana Martinez participated Wednesday afternoon in a welcoming event for S&P Data LLC. The...

Clarification: Sheriff Qualifications story

September 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story Sept. 7, The Associated Press reported that the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association is proposing candidates running for sheriff have no prior felony convictions and that Scott Baird, Republican candidate for Bernalillo...

Alamogordo women sentenced in drug fraud case

September 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Alamogordo women have been sentenced to prison for conspiracy to fraudulently obtain prescription drugs. Prosecutors say 57-year-old Sharon Carter was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised...

Lawyer: Tribal entity probe ends without charges

September 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities have reportedly closed an investigation for evidence of theft and embezzlement without filing any charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico declined to discuss the investigation. Spokeswoman...