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Police: NM mother stabs son while high on meth

December 31, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a mother was high on meth when she stabbed her 8-year-old son early Friday. Albuquerque television station KRQE reports (http://bit.ly/uIgSF0 ) that police arrived at an apartment complex on the city’s northwest side to find the boy at a neighbor’s home. He was bleeding from his neck. The...

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Men wanted on Calif. murder charges arrested in NM

December 31, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Deputy US Marshals and Las Cruces police officers have arrested twin brothers who were wanted in connection with a double murder earlier this year outside a night club in California. The U.S. Marshals Service says the brothers,...

Woman named in NM lawsuit linked to Chavez

December 31, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who is in a relationship with a congressional candidate is among those accused of embezzling more than $3 million from a Santa Fe hospital. The Great American Insurance Co. sued former hospital executive Richard Crabtree,...

Judge tosses confession in NM homicide case

December 31, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A district judge has ruled a man’s statements to police hours after a May 29 killing will be excluded from trial because police officers violated the man’s constitutional right to remain silent. Chief District Judge John...

Man gets 180 days for cursing at NM judge

December 31, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwest New Mexico man will be sitting in jail for the next six months after telling a judge what he thinks of her in some rather unflattering terms. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/sHwO3R ) reports Milo Bitsuie was...

Judge OKs NM redistricting plan with least changes

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Thursday adopted a redistricting plan that will establish slightly different boundaries for New Mexico’s three congressional districts and made the fewest changes among the proposed alternatives. The plan...

Lawsuit filed over ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ injuries

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman working as a production assistant on the set of the movie “Cowboys & Aliens” has filed a lawsuit claiming she was seriously injured during filming near Santa Fe. The sci-fi Western starring Harrison...

Argument leads to stabbing death in Albuquerque

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A violent argument between two men has led to a fatal stabbing in Albuquerque. The stabbing occurred in the 2100 block of Valencia Road northeast. Albuquerque police identified the stabbing victim as 19-year-old Danny Herrera....

New Mexico skipping Rose Parade

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In years past, New Mexico was well represented in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. But in 2012, the state will not have a float in the annual Rose Parade. State Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/u5GtAF )...

Public not following rabid skunk warning

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Eddy County Sheriff Ernie Mendoza says the public is still not following warnings about rabid or possible rabid skunks inside and outside the city limits of Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/u68e0e ) reports a...