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Las Cruces man facing animal cruelty charges

June 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Las Cruces man is facing felony animal cruelty charges. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 26-year-old Justin Ortiz allegedly left three dogs in a car for several hours and May 23 and one of them died. Ortiz told investigators he put his two 6-month-old heeler-mix puppies and [&hellip...

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NM officer’s murder trial begins amid probe cloud

June 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After years of stops and starts, allegations of a police cover-up and extramarital affairs, the trial of an Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife began Monday, shining the spotlight anew on an embattled police...

Carlsbad gets water pact from NM State Land Office

June 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state land office has signed a water agreement with the city of Carlsbad. The agreement was signed by State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and Carlsbad Mayor Dale W. Janway at a ceremony. It assures the city secure and...

Suspect arrested in death of man at NM motel

June 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they’ve made an arrest in the death of a man at a Fort Sumner motel. Authorities say 20-year-old William Caleb West is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy and giving...

NM man pleads guilty in car crash that killed 3

June 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Crownpoint man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a car accident last year that left three people dead. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Brendan Harry entered his plea Monday. An indictment had charged him with three...

Crews on 2 NM fires hope to get break from weather

June 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PECOS, N.M (AP) — Crews fighting two large uncontained wildfires in New Mexico focused Sunday on building protection lines around the blazes amid anticipation that a forecast of storms could bring moisture to help reduce the intensity of the fires. Still,...

Las Cruces council to mull fireworks restrictions

June 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Las Cruces will consider increased restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/13wG0W1) that the City Council will consider...

Santa Fe mayor seeks monument designation for land

June 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Santa Fe wants President Barack Obama to issue a proclamation establishing a La Bajada Mesa National Monument south of the city. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/17LHcLp) that Santa Fe Mayor David Coss has...

Santa Fe entrepreneur cashes in on raw dog food

June 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Pen Road building has a new tenant — a natural dog-food kitchen and retail outlet that aims to become a social center for Santa Fe’s many dog lovers. Marty’s Meals got started in October 2010 when Sandra Bosben, a...

NM officials faults Air Force fuel spill change

June 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Air Force system for sucking fuel contamination from Albuquerque groundwater is using a less effective technology than planned, state officials said Friday. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Zk7gHq) that New Mexico...