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NM man gets prison time in assault on Navajo man

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Tohatchi man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for assaulting a man on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Ronald Yazzie was sentenced by a federal judge in Santa Fe to a 51-month prison term to be followed by three years of supervised [&hellip...

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Bosque Farms couple dead from murder-suicide

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BOSQUE FARMS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say the deaths of a couple last week in their Bosque Farms home appear to be a murder-suicide. Rio Rancho police received a report of a domestic disturbance in progress last Thursday and notified Bosque...

Dulce man sentenced in 2008 death of his young son

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for the death of his 3-year-old son. Prosecutors say a federal judge in Santa Fe sentenced 31-year-old Jay Rutherford Paiz, of Dulce, to a 262-month prison...

NM man held on $1M bail in Lovington field murders

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Lovington man is being held on $1 million cash bond in connection with the murders of two men found dead in a field. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SrageI) that Lea County Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested 27-year-old Pedro...

‘Ether Man’ gets 156 years for NM rapes

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado inmate suspected of being the “Ether Man” serial rapist has been sentenced to 156 years in prison on rape charges in New Mexico. Howard Bruce was sentenced Tuesday in an Albuquerque court after pleading guilty...

NM man who left child during traffic stop indicted

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man police says abandoned his 2-year-old daughter during a traffic stop, then held another family hostage to avoid an arrest, has been indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury. The 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office...

Police: NM boy stabs mom over PlayStation

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is facing charges after police say he stabbed his mom when she told him to stop playing PlayStation video games and clean his room. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/Vy7cDb) that the boy was arrested...

About one-third of NM voters have cast ballots

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates across New Mexico made last-minute appeals to voters Monday, but more than a third of the state’s electorate already had cast ballots on the eve of Election Day. According to the secretary of state’s office,...

NM man sentenced to prison in child sex abuse case

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Mescalero man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in New Mexico in a child sex abuse case. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Manuel Coronado Cervantes was sentenced Monday by a U.S. District judge in Santa Fe. He was...

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta attendance declines

November 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say attendance at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fell from last year. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta organizers announced Monday that estimated attendance at this year’s nine-day event last month...