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Holloman airman acquitted of murder charges

January 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A military jury has cleared an airman at Holloman Air Force Base of charges he killed his roommate. The jury of eight officers and enlisted men deliberated for about three hours before acquitting Airman 1st Class Erik M. Wilhelm of murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide charges on Thursday, according to a [&hellip...

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UNM football player booked for domestic violence

January 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A University of New Mexico football player has been arrested after police say he sprayed his girlfriend with pepper spray during an argument. Albuquerque police say 18-year-old Ryan Trujillo was arrested Friday after he confronted...

The Santa Fe New Mexican ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

January 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney mentioned New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez as a possible running mate, but she says she’s not interested. Romney dropped the first-term Republican governor’s name Friday during an...

Convicted felon arrested in NM by Border Patrol

January 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — A convicted felon has been arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico after he allegedly entered the country illegally. Agents assigned to the Lordsburg station arrested a man Thursday and a fingerprint database showed...

US Border Patrol to build station in NM Bootheel

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ANIMAS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol Friday announced it is building an outpost in New Mexico’s Bootheel, one of the last unguarded regions between the United States and Mexico. It’s an unforgiving terrain where Geronimo made his last...

Former Santa Fe Archbishop Sanchez dead at 77

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Santa Fe Archbishop Robert Fortune Sanchez, who became the nation’s first Hispanic bishop in 1974 and headed New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese for nearly two decades before resigning over sex allegations, has...

NM Homeland Security director going to LANL

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary Michael Duvall is stepping down to take a job at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Duvall, a retired Air Force commander who made $103,000 with the state, will...

2 men sentenced for roles in 2010 killing

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two Rio Arriba County men were sentenced for their roles in the 2010 killing of a Chamita man. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/xiGXzn ) that a judge on Thursday sentenced Rudy L. Salazar to 22 years in prison and Toby...

Mother, daughter fatally shot in Belen

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A mother and daughter are dead after a shooting over an apparent property dispute in Belen. Dan Robb of the Belen Police Department tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/AAsyA2 ) that the women went to a man’s home Thursday...

Study to examine spike among NM’s female prisoners

January 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Corrections officials are planning a study to determine the cause of a spike in the number of New Mexico’s female prisoners. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/wLEQkW) that the uptick has required the state to...