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Albuquerque man accused of brass fittings thefts

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been arrested in Albuquerque for allegedly stealing more than $34,000 in brass fittings used to attach fire trucks to water supplies. Albuquerque police say 30-year-old Joseph Ross was taken into custody Tuesday night. They say Ross was wanted on two felony warrants for the theft. Police say the [&hellip...

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Oklahoma St sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Oklahoma State University is suing New Mexico State University over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is “confusingly similar” to the Cowboys’ own Pistol Pete. Oklahoma State, which filed suit Monday...

New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — State environmental regulators are considering a rule that would allow oil companies to reuse water that’s already flowed through drilling operations to help reduce the amount of freshwater the industry consumes. The New Mexico...

Auditor race pits Senate majority whip vs. ex-Dem

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Unpaid tax bills, a barking dog, and even “Breaking Bad” references have made their way into a usually sleepy race for state auditor. And the winner will have to look out for corruption in New Mexico and monitor the...

Albuquerque cops: Punched man on life support

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man is hospitalized on life support after being punched. Police say the man hit his head on a curb late Tuesday after being punched and falling to the ground. According to police, the man initially was...

Albuquerque begins meetings on Police Department

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials have kicked off a series of community meetings regarding the city Police Department in the wake of widespread calls for changes related to the use of force. City officials on Tuesday held the first of 10...

Immigrants’ advocates sue DHS for information

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant rights advocacy groups are suing the Department of Homeland Security to release information on their policies and procedures at an isolated detention center for Central American mothers and children in New Mexico. The American...

Court rejects petitions filed in pollution case

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by environmentalists who sought a review of plans in New Mexico and other Western states that aim to reduce haze-causing pollution. A handful of environmental groups questioned the...

State Police: Tome man accused of DWI for 6th time

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say a Tome man has been arrested on suspicion of DWI for the sixth time. State Police say 60-year-old Michael Perea was pulled over on State Road 47 near Belen for failing to maintain his vehicle’s lane of...

Belen woman pleads guilty to a bank fraud charge

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Belen woman has pleaded guilty to a federal bank fraud charge and will have to pay more than $118,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Louisa Gabaldon entered into a plea agreement Tuesday with the U.S. Attorney’s...