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NM woman sentenced to 18 years in deadly crash

December 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis woman convicted of charges related to a deadly crash that killed one man and injured four other people has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. District Attorney Matthew Chandler says Guadalupe Flores was sentenced Friday. She must also serve five years of supervised probation and pay restitution. She [&hellip...

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Feds offer $55,000 reward in NM shooting case

December 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say they’re now offering a $55,000 reward for an arrest and conviction related to the 2007 shooting of a park ranger at a northern New Mexico lake. The FBI and officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Manhattan Project ‘Voices’ retelling story of bomb

December 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From living in a top-secret city on a mesa in northern New Mexico to smuggling a suitcase packed with alcohol into a dry federal research lab in Tennessee, some of the lesser-known stories behind the nation’s effort to develop...

Suspect in Clovis boy’s death beaten in jail

December 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a former international fugitive charged with the death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy was assaulted within hours of arriving at the Curry County jail by child’s uncle. Undersheriff Wesley Waller tells the Clovis News...

Police identify man killed in Roswell shooting

December 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell have identified a 22-year-old man killed in a hail of gunfire but declined to say if they had a suspect in custody. Arthur Contreras was found dead outside a home after gunfire erupted just after 10 p.m. Wednesday....

Judge allows NM teen to be tried in father’s death

November 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has cleared the way for an Albuquerque teenager accused of killing his father during a 2010 hunting trip to be tried. Judge J.C. Robinson determined during a preliminary hearing earlier this week that there...

Ex-controller of NMFA pleads guilty to fake audit

November 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former controller of a New Mexico financing agency couldn’t fully explain his actions even as he stood in front of a judge Thursday to plead guilty to forgery and securities fraud for faking a financial audit that went to...

Fast and Furious link to NM border town smugglers

November 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A gun smuggling ring run by former town officials in Columbus, N.M., had a direct link to targets of the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation run by federal officials in Arizona, records show. Federal...

Mystery bird spotted at NM national refuge

November 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers at one of the nation’s premiere bird-watching spots have a mystery on their hands. A strange-looking bird with dark plumage showed up at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month to...

Farmington police face abuse lawsuit

November 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two American Indian families have filed a lawsuit against the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and the Farmington Police Department over alleged abuse of power. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://goo.gl/KefO4) that the...