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State police investigating death at ENMU Roswell

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — State police say they are investigating a suspicious death at a dorm on the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Roswell. Few details have been released, but state police say they were called to the campus about 9 p.m. Monday and found a dead male inside a dorm. They say his [&hellip...

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Albuquerque chief hires deputy to oversee reforms

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Under scrutiny for recent police shootings and what critics say is a longstanding culture of abuse, the Albuquerque Police Department says it is bringing a commander out of retirement to oversee reforms. Chief Gorden Eden Tuesday...

High court to hear legislative candidate case

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court plans to consider a lawsuit seeking to remove Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint from the June primary election ballot. The state Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing April 16 in a case brought...

4 Albuquerque police substations vandalized

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews in Albuquerque are cleaning and repainting four police substations that were targeted overnight by vandals. Police Tuesday said the substations were tagged with red zigzags and other markings painted on exterior walls and...

Las Cruces police identify 2 killed in shooting

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police have identified a man and his estranged pregnant woman who died in what’s being called an apparent homicide-suicide. Police say investigators believe 32-year-old Jesus Manuel Rojas shot 30-year-old Bridgette...

Feds face legal action over jaguar protections

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two environmental groups are threatening to sue the federal government over protections for endangered jaguars in the Southwest. The Animal Welfare Institute and WildEarth Guardians contend in their notice of intent to sue that the...

Police: Shootout reported at Albuquerque bus stop

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are investigating a possible shootout that reportedly occurred at a bus stop Tuesday morning. According to police, officers went to the bus stop in northwest Albuquerque because of reports that two people were...

Council hears public concerns about police force

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of people packed Albuquerque City Hall on Monday evening to voice their concerns about the embattled police department and to demand changes ranging from increased officer training to better availability of mental health...

Police: Apparent murder-suicide in Las Cruces

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man and pregnant woman have died after being found shot inside a Las Cruces apartment. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/PHHRX2) that police are investigating the case as an apparent murder-suicide....

Contamination found in northwestern NM rivers

April 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Bacteria from human waste may be entering several northwestern New Mexico rivers from septic systems or illegal dumping, according to unexpected preliminary results from an environmental group’s testing. The San Juan Watershed...