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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 man displaying a firearm robbed the bank at approximately 11:51 a.m. [&hellip...

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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...

Obama campaign opens third office in NM

March 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Obama campaign has opened a third office in New Mexico. Volunteers, supporters, state lawmakers and Democratic Party officials from southern New Mexico were on hand Sunday to open the office in Las Cruces. The campaign says the...

Santa Fe mom accused of cutting kids throats

March 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe say a 39-year-old woman slashed the throats of her two young sons with a razor knife but they weren’t seriously hurt. Sherry Kay Resser was booked on two counts of attempted murder after driving her children to...

Former NM House member arrested on DWI charge

March 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former member of the New Mexico House of Representatives has been arrested by police in Albuquerque on suspicion of drunken driving. An officer stopped 44-year-old Greg Payne late Saturday for not using his turn signal and making...