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Aztec city manager arrested for domestic violence

January 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in northwest New Mexico arrested the city manager of Aztec for alleged domestic violence. The Daily-Times (http://bit.ly/vDLjbO ) reports 32-year-old Joshua Ray was arrested on suspicion of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery against a household member after he allegedly held his wife Savannah Ray down and...

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New Mexico holds on to beat Saint Louis 64-60

January 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Drew Gordon had 18 points and nine rebounds Saturday as New Mexico won its 10th game in a row, beating Saint Louis 64-60. Brian Conklin had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Billikens (12-2), whose six-game winning streak came to...

NM man facing charge of bigamy

January 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A Las Vegas man is facing a charge of bigamy after state police say they obtained evidence that he was not legally divorced from his first wife. The Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/umIoL6 ) reports 85-year-old Joe Olivas was arrested...

Woman arrested fatal Santa Fe crash

January 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe girl died early Saturday morning after a car crash that police say was caused by a suspected drunken driver. Her 3-year-old sister was airlifted to a hospital in Albuquerque. Police arrested 56-year-old Deborah Aaron of...

NM man facing charge of bigamy

January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A Las Vegas man is facing a charge of bigamy after state police say they obtained evidence that he was not legally divorced from his first wife. The Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/umIoL6 ) reports 85-year-old Joe Olivas was arrested...

Woman arrested fatal Santa Fe crash

January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe girl died early Saturday morning after a car crash that police say was caused by a suspected drunken driver. Her 3-year-old sister was airlifted to a hospital in Albuquerque. Police arrested 56-year-old Deborah Aaron of...

Authorities discover explosives lab in rural NM

January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — An explosives lab has been uncovered in Torrance County southeast of Albuquerque. The lab was found inside a residence of a deceased scientist. Sheriff Heath White tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/tbFVuD ) part of State Road 41 likely will...

Record gun sales expected in New Mexico in 2011

January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — FBI data suggests that gun sales in New Mexico and nationally will hit record levels in 2011, but officials don’t know why more people are interested in packing heat. The Albuquerque Journal reports the number of FBI National...

2 Albuquerque girls taken to foster care

January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque girls found naked and abused are out of a hospital and in the care of Children Youth and Families. Albuquerque police tell KOB-TV the girls were found malnourished inside an apartment bathroom. The girl’s...

Dona Ana County deputy’s home is robbed

January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A thief broke into a Dona Ana County Deputy Sheriff’s home and stole the officer’s gun. The break-in happened the day after Christmas. A police report say the burglar broke a bedroom window and, once inside, stole the...