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NM family's trial in gun smuggling case begins

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The trial for a Deming family facing charges in a federal firearms smuggling case has begun. New Deal Shooting Sports owner Rick Reese, his wife and two of their sons are accused of selling 34 weapons and ammunition to undercover agents and a Mexican cartel member-turned-government informant from 2010 to [&hellip...

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Mayor: Feds order crosses off NM bridge artwork

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico village mayor has accused the federal government of censorship after officials ordered the village to keep artistic depictions of crosses off of two planned federally-funded bridges. Jemez Springs Mayor Edmond Temple...

Shiprock man pleads guilty in sexual assault case

July 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Shiprock man has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a teenage girl last year on the Navajo Nation. Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Samuel Jackson entered a plea agreement Tuesday with the U.S....

NM governor tours flood damage at Santa Clara

July 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says recent rains have made matters worse for Santa Clara Pueblo as it tries to recover from last year’s Las Conchas Fire. Martinez and state emergency management officials met with...

Santa Fe police offer online reporting for public

July 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Crime in Santa Fe now can be reported to police online. The Santa Fe Police Department says the reporting system allows members of the public to file a report without having to talk with an officer. The system isn’t set up for...

Police looking for shooter in gas station killing

July 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are investigating the shooting death of an employee at a gas station. Police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez says authorities believe the employee was killed during a robbery near the University of New Mexico. Martinez...

Ramah man sentenced on assault conviction

July 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Ramah man convicted of assault with a deadly weapon has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Kerley Biggs admitted to beating a Navajo man in the head and face with an expandable metal...

Lawyer: NM jail guard in rape case can't be fired

July 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney says a New Mexico jail guard accused in a settled federal lawsuit of raping three female inmates can’t be fired. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MEI0Ck) that Bernalillo County Attorney Randy Autio...

Some food vendors bowing out of NM balloon fiesta

July 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some food vendors unhappy with a new contract are bowing out of this year’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Florida-based Ovations Food Services has been hired to manage the fiesta’s food vendors. Regional Vice...

Deputies kill mountain lion in southern NM

July 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in southern New Mexico have shot and killed a mountain lion that tried to attack a woman who was getting in her vehicle. Otero County sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Tarantino says the animal had been pacing along...