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Guatemalan Girl Dies in NM Border Patrol Detention

Guatemalan Girl Dies in NM Border Patrol Detention

A SEVEN YEAR OLD GUATEMALAN GIRL DIES IN U-S BORDER PATROL DETENTION IN SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO. THE INCIDENT IS NOW BEING INVESTIGATED. THE GIRL AND 163 OTHERS ARRIVED AT THE BORDER IN NEW MEXICO LAST WEEK AND GAVE THEMSELVES UP TO BORDER PATROL AGENTS. THE GIRL WAS WAITING TO SEE A DOCTOR, BUT THERE WERE…MORE

Bomb Threats to U-S Cities Investigated

Bomb Threats to U-S Cities Investigated

SANTA FE AND ALBUQUERQUE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A NUMBER OF BOMB THREAT REPORTS AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITIES. A POLICE SPOKESMAN IN SANTA FE SAYS THE THREATS SEEM TO BE PART OF A NATIONWIDE COORDINATED EFFORT. AND OFFICIALS FROM BOTH ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE SAY THEY RECEIVED MULTIPLE THREATS. IN FACT, THE THREATS WERE…MORE

Forfeitures End in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

Forfeitures End in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

THE CITY OF SANTA FE IS PUTTING A MORATORIUM ON ITS D-W-I VEHICLE FORFEITURE PROGRAM. THE DECISION COMES AFTER THE STATE COURT OF APPEALS EARLIER THIS MONTH RULED THAT STATE LAW PRE-EMPTS THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE’S CIVIL FORFEITURE ORDINANCE. STATE LAW ONLY ALLOWS FOR CRIMINAL, NOT CIVIL, FORFEITURE OF VEHICLES AND IT APPLIES TO ALL…MORE

State Police Officer Arrested and Charged

State Police Officer Arrested and Charged

A NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE OFFICER IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AFTER BEING ARRESTED ON A NUMBER OF CHARGES ON WEDNESDAY. TWENTY-FOUR YEAR OLD ROSLYN VIGIL IS ACCUSED OF FIRING HER SERVICE PISTOL FROM HER POLICE CAR DURING A FIGHT WITH HER GIRLFRIEND IN SOUTHEAST ALBUQUERQUE. VIGIL IS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,…MORE

Man Shot by Officer Still Unidentified

Man Shot by Officer Still Unidentified

WE STILL DON’T KNOW THE NAME OF THE ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY ALBUQUERQUE POLICE ON WEDNESDAY. AN APD SPOKESMAN SAYS AN OFFICER OPENED FIRE FOLLOWING A CONFRONTATION WITH THE MAN. IT ALL BEGAN WHEN A WOMAN REPORTED BEING ROBBED AT GUNPOINT NEAR COMANCHE AND SAN MATEO. AS THE SUSPECT FLED,…MORE

An “About Face” on Taxpayer Money Use

An “About Face” on Taxpayer Money Use

IT’S OKAY FOR TAXPAYER MONEY TO BE USED TO PAY FOR NON-RELIGIOUS TEXT BOOKS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN NEW MEXICO. THAT WAS THE RULING THURSDAY FROM THE STATE SUPREME COURT. IT REVERSES A PREVIOUS RULING FROM 2015, WHEN THE HIGH COURT SAID IT WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO USE STATE MONEY FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS. THE U.S.…MORE

Virgin Galactic Closes in on Space Tourism Flights

Virgin Galactic Closes in on Space Tourism Flights

ARE WE GETTING CLOSER TO SEEING SPACE TOURISM FLIGHTS FROM SPACEPORT AMERICA IN SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO? IT APPEARS THAT WAY FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT THURSDAY OF VIRGIN GALACTIC’S V-S-S UNITY, THE AIRCRAFT DESIGNED TO TAKE PAYING CUSTOMERS TO THE EDGE OF SPACE. THE TEST WAS OVER THE MOJAVE DESERT IN CALIFORNIA. THE COMPANY SAYS THE…MORE

No Raises for Sandoval County Officials

No Raises for Sandoval County Officials

THE NUMBERS SIMPLY DON’T ADD UP. SO SAYS PAUL GESSING WITH THE RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION OF THE SANDOVAL COUNTY COMMISSION CONSIDERING 10 PERCENT RAISES FOR SOME OFFICIALS. THE ISSUE WAS CONSIDERED BY COMMISSIONERS THURSDAY NIGHT … AND THEY VOTED AGAINST THE RAISES. GESSING SAYS THE RAISES WOULD HAVE MADE SOME SALARIES MUCH HIGHER THAN THEIR…MORE

Many Take to the Road for Christmas

Many Take to the Road for Christmas

A RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO TRAVEL OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION, INCLUDING NEW MEXICO. AAA’S DANIEL ARMBRUSTER PUTS THE NUMBER AT 8 AND-A-HALF MILLION TRAVELERS. HE SAYS ONE FACTOR IS THE RELATIVELY LOW PRICE OF GASOLINE. HE SAYS GOING INTO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY APPEAR TO BE DROPPING LOWER…MORE

Who Will Pay More for Medicaid?

Who Will Pay More for Medicaid?

MEDICAID WILL COST NEW MEXICO TAXPAYERS AN ADDITIONAL 63-MILLION DOLLARS NEXT YEAR. THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN REPORTS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SCALING BACK THE SHARE IT PAYS TO COVER THE MORE THAN 800-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE STATE ENROLLED IN MEDICAID. THIS YEAR, THE FEDS COVERED 93-PERCENT OF THE COSTS. NEXT YEAR THAT GOES DOWN…MORE

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