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2 men arrested in fatal shooting in Albuquerque

October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials say two Albuquerque men have been arrested in connection with a homicide case last weekend. They say 36-year-old Fredarico Quintana and 31-year-old Richard A. Gallegos were taken into custody Wednesday night. Both men are being held without bond on suspicion of open counts of murder in...

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Court sides with fed biologists in lizard debate

October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dealt a blow to environmentalists who have been pushing for endangered species protections for a lizard found in New Mexico and West Texas. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington, D.C., ruled...

Items held sacred by Hopi Tribe return home

October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Four items held sacred by the Hopi Tribe have been returned to the northern Arizona reservation. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Santa Fe says the items were turned over by a private collector as part of an agreement to avoid...

State lifts water advisory for Eddy County RV park

October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a precautionary advisory for customers of the water system of a recreational vehicle park in Eddy County has been lifted. The state Department of Environment earlier lifted a boil-water advisory it had issued for...

Deputies: 2 men tried to burglarize home 3 times

October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two suspected burglars in New Mexico apparently thought a third time was a charm. The Daily Times reports (http://goo.gl/7A3Cjn) two men are facing felony charges after being accused of breaking into a Farmington residence...

New Mexico ex-jail administrator’s lawsuit tossed

October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Curry County jail administrator. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/CVCiVB) that Judge Christina Armijo threw out Tuesday the lawsuit filed by...

$1 million in marijuana seized in Jemez Valley

October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have seized more than $1 million worth of marijuana plants during a raid of a grow operation in the Jemez Valley. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1rwQhkz) the farming operation was composed of two large...

PNM negotiates agreement over coal-fired plant

October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s largest electric utility has negotiated a settlement proposal that would allow it to meet certain pollution standards with the partial closure of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico. PNM...

New Mexico is awarded a suicide prevention grant

October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Services Division has been awarded a suicide prevention grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant totals $1.4 million over three years with the...

Hobbs man in beating death OKs plea deal

October 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man charged with beating a woman to death in front of a child and forcing someone to record the beating with a cell phone has pleaded guilty. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/myIhbv) Timmithy Stover agreed this week...