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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 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury....

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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...

Docs: NM woman stabbed man in eye with candy cane

June 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say she stabbed a wheelchair-bound man in the eye with a plastic candy cane. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/11LyFEH) that 51-year-old Norma Moreno was arrested Friday...

Money-strapped NM school district buys new cars

June 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Officials at a financial-troubled New Mexico school district are facing heat after the district purchased new vehicles for employees. The Farmington Daily-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1aKV7xd ) the Central Consolidated School District...

Police: NM 8-year-old girl killed in shooting

June 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old Albuquerque girl has been killed a day before her birthday following a shooting near an Albuquerque community center. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/119p5FN) that Albuquerque police said that Sunni Rae Reza...

NM crews fight wildfires, smoke pours into capital

June 1, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Steve Verity, from Pecos, voices his frustration at a community meeting at Pecos High School to update residents on the fire situation on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M. Officials said the fire in New Mexico’s Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in...