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New Mexico tips USC 44-41

December 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

New Mexico forward A.J. Hardeman, left, looks to pass around Southern California forward Dewayne Dedmon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Bret Hartman) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Alford summed up his team’s performance in one simple word. Ugly. Despite the lack of [&hellip...

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Roswell police say man stole charity jars – twice

December 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

This undated image made from video provided by the Roswell, N.M. Police Department on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 shows a man police say is Ricky De Los Santos allegedly stealing a cash-filled charity donation jar at a grocery store in Roswell, N.M. He was...

Utah Guard armory named after fallen NM soldier

December 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Utah National Guard armory in Blanding has been renamed to honor a guardsman from northern New Mexico who was killed last year in Afghanistan. The facility was renamed the James E. Thode Armory during a ceremony attended by his...

Man with tattoos on neck robs Albuquerque bank

December 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police and the FBI are looking for a man with tattoos on his neck who robbed a bank branch in southeast Albuquerque. The man entered the Compass Bank branch on Northeast San Pedro just before 10 a.m. on Saturday and passed a note to...

9 DWI arrests made at Albuquerque checkpoint

December 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say officers arrested nine suspected drunk drivers at a sobriety checkpoint they ran for five hours late Friday and early Saturday. Police say in a news release that the checkpoint in central Albuquerque ran until...

SF police say mistake led to tossed fingerprints

December 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe say they’ve accidentally destroyed fingerprint evidence in some burglary cases that could have led to prosecutions. Police Capt. Aric Wheeler tells KOB-TV in Albuquerque (http://bit.ly/tXukOY) that...

Wolves wait at NM refuge for chance at the wild

December 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SEVILLETA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, N.M. (AP) — Miles from the nearest rural outpost and far beyond the smatterings of broken down cars that have been left to rust into the central New Mexico prairie is a narrow canyon at the edge of the Los Pinos...

More firings, discipline in Curry Co. jail escape

December 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — At least one more Curry County jail employee has been fired and others disciplined in the wake of a Nov. 13 prisoner escape. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://bit.ly/vAdF1p ) that County Manager Lane Pyle announced Friday that he...

Stranded 86-year-old man survives AZ storm

December 9, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Chandler Police Department, shows Dana Davis, 86, right, and his wife Elizabeth Davis, 82, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Chandler, Ariz. The Davis couple got lost as they drove from Chandler, Ariz., back to their home in...

Portales police captain facing tampering charge

December 9, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A Portales police captain has been arrested for allegedly tampering with public records. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced Thursday that Capt. Lonnie Berry is facing three counts of tampering. Each count is a...