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Jurors deliberate in case of deputy who shot co-worker

June 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer for a former Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy who is accused of fatally shooting a fellow officer urged jurors Monday to clear the former deputy of charges, saying he opened fire in self-defense. Both sides delivered closing arguments in the two-week trial for Tai Chan, who has been [&hellip...

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Endangered fish gets more protected habitat in New Mexico

June 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has protected nearly 35 miles of critical habitat for an endangered 8-inch fish with a torpedo-shaped body in the headwaters of the Zuni River in northwestern New Mexico. The Center for Biological...

Body identified as Las Cruces man missing since April

June 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a body found east of Las Cruces has been identified as a man missing since for almost two months. Las Cruces police announced Monday that the body has been positively identified as 28-year-old Jesse Robert Garcia. The...

Advocates: Albuquerque police in Trump protest ‘witch hunt’

June 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are continuing to search for suspects linked to a violent anti-Donald Trump protest while advocates say the effort to arrest more youth is part of a “well-financed witch hunt.” Authorities are...

Officials: Prescriptions on the rise for overdose antidote

June 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeing a significant increase in the number of prescriptions for an overdose antidote being dispensed from community pharmacies, an indication the state’s push to curb drug-related deaths could start to pay off....

Hillary secures crucial delegates on eve of New Mexico vote

June 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Bernie Sanders supporters were still canvassing for voters in New Mexico as Democratic rival Hillary Clinton won commitments Monday from enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The state has seen a...

A news guide to the New Mexico primary election

June 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters are heading to the primary polls Tuesday just hours after Hillary Clinton secured commitments from enough party delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. Election-day polls open at 7 a.m. and close at...

Boil advisory issued for users of 2 Farmington water systems

June 4, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Over 6,400 Morningstar Water System users in northwestern New Mexico are under a boil advisory, days after a precautionary order was lifted. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1t8RX7n) people on the Harvest Gold and...

Firefighters battling Arizona, New Mexico wildfires

June 4, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters are spending the weekend battling several wildfires in New Mexico and Arizona. A wildfire is burning nearly 12 square miles in the San Mateo Mountains near Magdalena, which is about 100 miles southwest of Albuquerque. The...

Nearly half of state law enforcement skips hate crime count

June 4, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly half of New Mexico’s law enforcement agencies haven’t reported hate crime totals to the FBI in recent years. An Associated Press investigation found more than 2,700 police and sheriff’s offices nationwide...