In case you missed them, top stories from this past week

Taos Gorge Bridge
Taos Gorge Bridge

1. Taos deputies talk down would-be bridge jumpers

The Taos County Fire Department estimates half a dozen people take their own lives each year by leaping off the bridge toward the Rio Grande some 660 feet below. Read more»

2. Family outraged killer dog is back with owner

A woman said she felt helpless as she watched a pit bull violently attack and kill her small dog. She said the pit bull yanked her dog from her own yard. Even worse, she said the pit bull is back with its owner, and the victim’s family is outraged. Read more»

stolen rings santa fe

3. Santa Fe police recover mound of stolen jewelry, baseball cards

He was out of jail on probation, now a man who has been convicted of stealing has been caught again and this time, you could call him the “wedding ring thief.” Read more»

4. Therapist indicted for rape of boy at juvenile detention center

A Children, Youth and Families Department employee has been indicted for the rape of a young man in state custody. Read more»

5. Police: 13-year-old was getaway driver for drunk dad

An Albuquerque dad is now facing child abuse and weapons charges after police say he made his underage son drive him to get alcohol, then drive him away from a shooting near a DWI checkpoint. Read more»

6. Albuquerque cop admits to running illegal background check

When Albuquerque police officer Regina Sanchez admitted to investigators from the newly retooled citizen police watchdog agency that she had accessed the National Crime Information Centers database for personal purposes late last year, she was admitting to a federal crime. Read more»

7. Blown Away: New Mexico’s law to protect bounce house users

The state of New Mexico considers it a carnival ride. And as such, it needs to be registered, inspected and insured according to state law. Read more»

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