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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After serving in the state House for more than four decades, State Rep. Nick Salazar says he plans to retire at the end of his current term. The Albuquerque Journal reports Salazar is New Mexico's longest-serving lawmaker and is among the 10 longest-serving members of any legislature in the country. The 88-year-old Democratic lawmaker from Ohkay Owingeh in the Espanola area was first elected in 1972 and has won 23 elections in a row ever since. He represents a district that includes parts of Rio Arriba, Mora, Colfax and San Miguel counties in northern New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sheriff of New Mexico's most populous county will not require his deputies to use body cameras because he says the media would use the footage to unfairly criticize the officers. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales told KOAT-TV in a story published Tuesday that the video "gives a lopsided, one-sided story, which I think is a disservice to the whole community." His stance has drawn criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union and the New Mexico Foundation of Open Government.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three people have been indicted for murder and other crimes in the killing and mutilation of an Albuquerque man. Prosecutors say Chase Smotherman and Mariah Ferry face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, kidnapping and evidence tampering. The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday a third person, Mitchell Overhand, has been charged with evidence tampering and conspiracy. Albuquerque police say 41-year-old John Soyka was missing for more than a month when his body was located in September.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico mother is facing child abuse charges after her two children tested positive for methamphetamine. Las Cruces police say 27-year-old Marissa Gomez was arrested last week in Silver City following an investigation that was spurred by a welfare check conducted on the two children in early October. Gomez has addresses in both Las Cruces and Silver City. It's not clear if she has an attorney. Authorities say Gomez indicated to an officer that people who visit her have smoked meth in the apartment she shares with her 8- and 2-year-old daughters.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three people have been indicted for murder and other crimes in the killing and mutilation of an Albuquerque man. Prosecutors say Chase Smotherman and Mariah Ferry face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, kidnapping and evidence tampering. The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday a third person, Mitchell Overhand, has been charged with evidence tampering and conspiracy. Albuquerque police say 41-year-old John Soyka was missing for more than a month when his body was located in September.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After serving in the state House for more than four decades, State Rep. Nick Salazar says he plans to retire at the end of his current term. The Albuquerque Journal reports Salazar is New Mexico's longest-serving lawmaker and is among the 10 longest-serving members of any legislature in the country. The 88-year-old Democratic lawmaker from Ohkay Owingeh in the Espanola area was first elected in 1972 and has won 23 elections in a row ever since. He represents a district that includes parts of Rio Arriba, Mora, Colfax and San Miguel counties in northern New Mexico.

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