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Wilson team says tough campaign will hurt Heinrich

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Wilson is used to close calls. During her five terms in Congress, she represented a left-leaning district that national Democrats routinely placed at the top of their list of potential takeovers. The former GOP lawmaker and her campaign team are taking comfort in that experience as New Mexico voters evaluate their [&hellip...

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NM repeat offender has yet serve any prison time

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has violated at least 13 probation requirements since 2009 in New Mexico yet has continued receiving suspended sentences and referrals to probation programs. That has an Albuquerque probation officer wondering why...

Portales police chief resigning after 19 years

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The man who has headed the Portales Police Department for nearly 19 years is resigning. Police Chief Jeff Gill says his last day will be Sept. 21. The Portales News-Tribune (http://bit.ly/MIeSu9 ) quoted Gill as saying his decision has...

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...

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...