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Colorado couple indicted in NM armed bank robbery

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado couple has been indicted in connection with an armed bank robbery in New Mexico two months ago. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Robert O’Dell Neihart and his 42-year-old wife Denise Myrick allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo branch in Farmington on Sept. 21. The indictment also alleges Neihart pointed a firearm at [&hellip...

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NM county says voters left behind items

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Voters in one New Mexico county made sure they got their voices heard. But some of them also left a few souvenirs behind. Dona Ana County officials said that voters left a number of items in voter booths on Tuesday, from sets of...

Hearing set for NM PTDS medical marijuana listing

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hearing aimed at possibly removing post-traumatic stress disorder from the list of eligible medical conditions for medical marijuana use is set to begin. The New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program’s Medical Advisory Board...

NMSU VP/Provost to step down

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University executive vice president and provost Wendy Wilkins is stepping down. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/SSLJCZ) that NMSU interim President Manuel Pacheco announced Tuesday that Wilkins will be...

Long lines, shortage of machines plagued NM voting

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New voting systems triggered long voting lines and a shortage of voting machines in some polling sites in New Mexico. In Rio Rancho, some voters found themselves Tuesday in three-hour lines and continued waiting into early Wednesday...

Wife indicted for man’s death at NM student party

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a man who was shot and killed at a foreign-exchange student party in Albuquerque has been indicted for murder. A grand jury indicted this week 30-year-old Amy Herrera for the murder of her husband, 37-year-old Marc...

Valles Caldera center, shuttle system proposed

November 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Valles Caldera Trust is proposing a 10,000-square-foot visitor center and a new shuttle system aimed at reducing traffic. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/SAUs9J) that the trust on Monday issued a final environmental...

Ex-Navajo police officer sentenced for sex abuse

November 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Navajo Police Department officer has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for sexually abusing a woman in his custody in 2009. Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., say 31-year-old Lawrence Etsitty received a...

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...

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...