Monica Mares gave up her son Caleb Peterson when she was 16 years old. The two reconnected on Facebook when he was 19, and met in person around last Christmas. Soon he was living with her. Not long after that, they say, they became lovers.
Police are searching for a Roswell, New Mexico man who is suspected of killing his wife and four young daughters on Saturday. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez may have been apprehended in Mexico, but authorities have yet to publicly confirm he is in custody.
The FBI has arrested a suspect in the murder of 11-year-old Ashlynn Mike. On Monday, May 2, Mike and her 9-year-old brother, Ian, were abducted from a bus stop only a quarter a mile from their home. The Associated Press reports:
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has announced a slightly weird new initiative, one that seeks to publicly Twitter-shame both repeat drunk driving offenders and the judges who sentence them.
Late last week, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez found herself in hot water after an audio recording of her trying to end a noise complaint became public. Police were called to the hotel where Martinez was hosting her staff holiday party after the front desk complained about noise and someone throwing bottles from…
A New Mexico judge decided to eschew subtleties when she gave a first-time offender a very explicit picture of what life in jail might be like.
Respect the humble outhouse, says one New Mexico professor, who wants the Southwest’s remaining humble outdoor shitters preserved for posterity. It’s all too easy to forget, in these days of ubiquitous indoor plumbing, how important they once were.
You know it’s the doldrums of August when Fox News is already hyping up the War On Christmas. Are you worried yet? You should be!
A government center in New Mexico offers an employee perk that is way better than a startup company’s snack wall or foosball table. At the Dona Ana County Office, there’s a kitten library set up in the lobby. When employees find themselves in need of some pet therapy, they can “check out” a kitten to hang out and play…
New Mexico—my home state and the best place on earth—has always been an oasis of common sense and compassion when it comes to abortion laws. But the new GOP majority in the state legislature is working to make that a thing of the past, successfully passing two bills out of committee that would severely limit access to…
Josephine McAllister of Albuquerque , NM was recently booked on a grab bag of charges (including larceny, obstruction of the law and receiving stolen credit cards). But all of that wasn't enough, so McAllister is also adding "hiding a gun in the privates" to her list of charges. Except her story needs some work.
This story is getting to be disturbingly familiar: a widely-shared social media post in Albuquerque, New Mexico claims that a 15-year-old girl, a student at Valley High School, was raped at a party in early November by at least two men. Some versions of the post include what the original poster says is a still frame…
Sit down lads and lasses and let me recount tale of the Mystery Dick.
Ghosts are haunting a police department in New Mexico.
Some royal jerk (possibly a distant cousin of the Grinch) decided to steal the pumpkins from a garden tended by preschoolers in Portales, New Mexico.
First, apologies for the double negative in the headline about this positive development: the Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that a photography business can't refuse to photograph a same-sex wedding on the grounds that the photographers find same sex marriage so, so, so gross. To paraphrase the ruling: the…
There's no better place to try out "ethnic" dinners than Whole Foods. Where else can you pick up organic paella, a zesty quinoa salad, rumchata, approachable Argentinian wine and locally-sourced flan at the same store? I'm feeling spicy and Spanish tonight! Let's do this, Whole Foods!
New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R) introduced a horrifying bill last week that would turn rape victims who get abortions into felons for "tampering with evidence."
New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R) introduced a bizarre bill on Wednesday that would force rape survivors to carry their pregnancies to term so that the fetus could serve as trial evidence. Jeez, even a legitimately-raped lady can't get a break these days!
Time to woefully set the giant "DAYS SINCE SOMEONE IN THE GOVERNMENT SAID SOMETHING ASININE ABOUT RAPE" sign back to 0. It seems that the state of New Mexico is trying to limit certain state aid to only women who can prove their child is the result of "forcible rape." Not that other, less awful sort of rape that…