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Albuquerque red light runners appear to be up

January 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Red light cameras in Albuquerque have been off two weeks and already police are reporting an uptick in drivers who run red lights. Albuquerque police say camera citations between Nov. 7 and Dec. 12 jumped about 12 percent over the same period last year. Cmdr. Eric Garcia tells the Albuquerque Journal [&hellip...

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Man arrested in Albuquerque child’s death

December 31, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 1-month-old daughter. Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies say 37-year-old Juan Galindo was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aggravated sexual...

NM’s Eagle Nest Lake opens to ice fishing

December 31, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

EAGLE NEST, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish says Eagle Nest Lake is now open to ice fishing, and it will host the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day. Recent cold weather has increased the ice depth on most areas of the...

NM governor appoints Curtis to Senate seat

December 31, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed an Albuquerque trial lawyer to fill a vacant state Senate seat. The governor’s office made the announcement Friday. Lisa Curtis, a Democrat and president of the New Mexico Trial...

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...

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...