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Curry Co. official questions report delay

August 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Curry County Commissioner wants to know why county officials said a report about a jail assault was just being started when it appeared to have been nearly complete. County Attorney Steve Doerr had claimed the report was ordered after the county was threatened with a lawsuit two days after inmate [&hellip...

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Man killed in Albuquerque motorcycle wreck ID-ed

August 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a man who died when he lost control of his motorcycle on an Albuquerque freeway. Police spokeswoman officer Tasia Martinez says 52-year-old Albuquerque resident Fred Drake was riding his...

Green chile cookbook to go toward cancer fight

August 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — How’s this for fine dining; a menu consisting of Mini Green Chile Stew Spring Rolls; Green Chile Bacon Corn Chowder Goodness; Green Chili and Cheese Fritatta or maybe Chile Relleno Meatballs; and a dessert of Hatch Green Chile...

Dems pick Vigil as nominee for Supreme Court race

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Democrats on Saturday chose Chief District Judge Barbara Vigil of Santa Fe as their party’s general election candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court. The Democratic state central committee picked Vigil over four...

NM's 2011 pecan crop ranked as 2nd-largest in US

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new federal report shows New Mexico’s crop of pecans was the second biggest in the nation last year in both size and cash value. The state’s growers produced about 61 million pounds of the nuts in 2011. The amount was...

40 percent of seniors still need graduation test

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 40 percent of New Mexico’s high school seniors still need to pass the state’s exit exam if they are to earn their diplomas without jumping through additional hoops. About 10,000 students statewide failed the...

SF officer out following domestic violence arrest

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe police officer has resigned after an internal investigation into criminal charges stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife led to a recommendation that he be fired. Police Chief Ray Rael told the Santa Fe New Mexican...

Man held in shooting death of stepfather in Hobbs

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Hobbs say a 22-year-old man is jailed on an open count of murder following the shooting death of his stepfather. Hobs police spokesman officer Mike Stone says Keith Haney was arguing with 47-year-old Frankie Vine at a home just...

2-year-old on life support after Albuquerque crash

August 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has a broken neck and is on life support following a crash in Albuquerque involving a suspected drunken driver. Albuquerque police spokesman officer Robert Gibbs says Vincente Griego was in a car seat in the back of...

NM man arrested in vast child porn network

August 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who authorities say talked about raping, butchering and cooking children has been charged in a massive child porn investigation that started in Massachusetts and has led to 46 arrests in seven countries. Richard...