MENU

Navajos look to invest in grid connection project

March 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A $1.5 billion effort to link the United States’ three major electricity grids has caught the attention of one of the country’s largest American Indian tribes as it looks to enter the energy race. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has met with developers of the Tres Amigas Superstation and sees the [&hellip...

Read More

ACLU: Pregnant NM teen humiliated at Indian school

March 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was initially kicked out of a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school then forced to stand before a school assembly to announce that she was pregnant, bringing public embarrassment to the eighth-grader, according...

Border Patrol seizes nearly 400 pounds of pot

March 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol agents working in the Deming area seized 19 bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 400 pounds and arrested a Mexican national suspected of being a drug smuggler. Agents stopped a truck driven by a 38-year-old man last Friday...

FBI: Man arrested in robbery of New Mexico bank

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says an Albuquerque man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery. Authorities say 23-year-old Jeffry Stablein was taken into custody as a suspect in the robbery of the New Mexico Bank & Trust. Witnesses say a...

NM governor signs unemployment fund tax bill

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico businesses will save more than $81 million this year on the premiums they pay into the state’s unemployment compensation fund under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez. The Republican governor...

Police: NM robber may have left 'severed finger'

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a robbery suspect may have left a piece of his finger behind at a robbery crime scene KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/yXFEMG) that police arrived to an Albuquerque smoke shop after a report of shots fired at a...

Voters pick new mayor in bizarre border town race

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Voters in this border town will pick a new mayor Tuesday in what has become a bizarre and uncertain election. Some residents — and apparently some non-residents — have already cast early ballots in the race that has seen Mayor...

Dead body found on high school soccer field in NM

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a dead body has been found on a high school soccer field in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say the 43-year-old man apparently suffered a drug overdose. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/AhiMwW) says the body was discovered...

Mom who buried son in NM park gets 33 years

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman accused of smothering her three-year-old son, bringing him back to life, and then smothering him to death has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said that...

Albuquerque officer reassigned after drinking call

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer has been reassigned and his police car taken away after he was spotted drinking beer at a bowling alley. Police say in a statement that a citizen reported the officer was drinking at the Silva Lanes...