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LATINO BLOTTER: Former US Air Force Sergeant Gets 80 Months for Child Porn

A federal judge Thursday sentenced a former U.S. Air Force sergeant to 80 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for his child pornography conviction. continue reading »

Author Benjamin Sáenz First Latino to Win Prestigious Pen/Faulkner Award

Author Benjamin Sáenz First Latino to Win Prestigious Pen/Faulkner Award

Mexican-American author and former priest Benjamin Alire Saenz is the first Latino to win the prestigious PEN/Faulkner literary award. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: After Biting Off Person’s Finger, Man is Hit by Car

LATINO BLOTTER: After Biting Off Person’s Finger, Man is Hit by Car

A New Mexico man was arrested this week after he bit off part of another man’s pinky and was hit by a car. When 23-year-old Leandro Sage hit his girlfriend, her brother, 25-year-old Robert Martinez stepped in to defend her. continue reading »

NM Mom and Her Kids Found to Have 1,000 Pounds of Pot Inside Their Car

NM Mom and Her Kids Found to Have 1,000 Pounds of Pot Inside Their Car

In bizarre news narco news Palma Lyon of New Mexico was arrested while driving her two kids with over 1,000 pounds of pot inside her pick-up truck. continue reading »

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

The unpleasantness of being detained by immigration agents inspired Deyvid Morales to create a Spanish-language app for cell phones and tablets with crucial information for other undocumented immigrants who find themselves in custody. continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

Can You Help This Man Find his Birth Family?

Can You Help This Man Find his Birth Family?

"Help Me Find My Birth Family" reads a sign being held by a young man in a photo now circulating on the internet. The unidentified man was reportedly given up for adoption in continue reading »

Senior Citizen Narco Smuggler Stopped with Over 300 Pounds of Pot

Senior Citizen Narco Smuggler Stopped with Over 300 Pounds of Pot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Columbus port of entry seized 362 pounds of marijuana on Friday, Feb. 1. A 63-year-old man was arrested. The seizure was largest of six made by CBP officers working at area ports this weekend. continue reading »

HAPPY NEWS: A Year After Being Stolen, Kentucky Dog Found in New Mexico

HAPPY NEWS: A Year After Being Stolen, Kentucky Dog Found in New Mexico

After a sad year without their beloved dog, a military family in Kentucky is being reunited with her after she was found wandering the streets of New Mexico. In 2011, the family’s dog, Pooka, was stolen from their backyard. continue reading »

NM Governor Susana Martinez Continues to Oppose Licenses for Undocumented

NM Governor Susana Martinez Continues to Oppose Licenses for Undocumented

Governor Susana Martinez has renewed her fight against a law that allows undocumented immigrants in New Mexico to receive driver’s licenses. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  22-Year-Old New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery Spree Targeting Cricket

LATINO BLOTTER:  22-Year-Old New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery Spree Targeting Cricket

Oscar Marquez, 22, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, pled guilty to four counts of robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence and admitted robbing four Albuquerque-area businesses at gunpoint during a two-week period. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: New Mexico Husband and Wife Facing Child Porn Charges

LATINO BLOTTER: New Mexico Husband and Wife Facing Child Porn Charges

An Albuquerque couple have been arrested on charges of manufacturing and distributing child pornography. Fred Gonzales, 42, and his wife, Carey Gonzales, 36, were arrested in Bernalillo County continue reading »

Former NM Governor Bill Richardson and Google’s Schmidt Travel to North Korea

Former NM Governor Bill Richardson and Google’s Schmidt Travel to North Korea

Bill Richardson, former New Mexico Governor and the first Latino candidate for President, arrived in North Korea on a ‘private humanitarian mission’ along with Google executive Eric Schmidt. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Husband and Wife Steal Thousands from New Mexico Housing Authority

LATINO BLOTTER: Husband and Wife Steal Thousands from New Mexico Housing Authority

On Thursday, Carmella Martinez, 41, and her husband Paul G. Martinez, 43, both of Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, were arraigned on a 49-count federal indictment charging them with conspiracy, theft from programs receiving federal funds, and theft of government property continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: New Mexico Man Stabbed Because Child Was Too Loud

LATINO BLOTTER: New Mexico Man Stabbed Because Child Was Too Loud

A New Mexico man was nearly killed after being stabbed because another man thought his young niece was being too loud. The victim, who was not named, was in his sister’s Albuquerque apartment wit continue reading »