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Mexican national entered US on NM school bus

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican national is facing multiple immigration violations after authorities say he hitched a ride from the U.S. port of entry on a New Mexico public school bus. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/pjBcnW ) that U.S. Border Patrol-El Paso Sector spokesman Doug Mosier confirmed Tuesday that the 18-year-old used a Deming...

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Family: Brass thieves raid NM Marine's gravesite

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family says thieves have raided the gravesite of a U.S. Marine who served during World War II. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/rt9D1Y ) that Al Mantelli says someone stole an ornate brass vase that was connected by a chain...

Hobbs man killed in oilfield incident

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs man has been killed after authorities in Eddy County say he was crushed by a piece of oilfield equipment near White’s City. The Carlsbad Current Argus (http://bit.ly/pQD23F ) reports Eddy County Sheriff’s Office...

NM school district eyes alcohol ban in housing

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

NASCHITTI, N.M. (AP) — Central Consolidated School District board members are considering banning alcohol possession for teachers and staff who live in district housing on the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/q8nBCJ ) that...

PD raid pot grower close to Albuquerque school

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police raided a pot growing operation just steps from a Northeast Heights school. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/mQkRZy ) reports police carted off at least 47 pot plants growing in the garage of a home near Barstow Street and...

Syrian-born NM astronomer set to become US citizen

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — A Syrian-born astronomer is slated to become a U.S. citizen at a special naturalized ceremony at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Magdelena, N.M. Emmanuel Momjian (mom-JEE’-ahn) and his wife Mari Jananian...

Legislative panel OKs Senate redistricting plan

September 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate committee approved a Democratic-backed plan for revamping state Senate districts that will pit two Republican incumbents against each other in the southeastern corner of the state. The Rules Committee endorsed the plan on a...

Congressional hearing focuses on border security

September 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Tiffany Hartley, widow of David Hartley, speaks during a news conference after a House Committee on the Judiciary held a Secure our Texas Border Forum at the University of Texas at Brownsville, with Congressman Blake Farenthold at left and Congressman Ted...

NM man ordered held on $1M for face shooting

September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who police said shot his ex-girlfriend in the face, then shot himself, has been ordered held on $1 million cash only bail. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/preQkF) that the bond was set this weekend for Leocadio...

Bootheel residents oppose Border Patrol base site

September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ANIMAS, N.M. (AP) — There is debate stirring in southern New Mexico’s Bootheel region where to build a new U.S. Border Patrol substation in the Animas Valley. Border Patrol officials say it’s needed because agents must drive about two hours,...