ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - State police have now confirmed a murder plot against pop star Justin Bieber KRQE News 13 reported earlier this week.
Police say convicted killer Dana Martin recruited Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane, both from Albuquerque, to kill two of martin's acquaintances and Bieber.
Staake and Ruane were arrested before they could take any action.
The news spread Wednesday and was featured on entertainment sites like TMZ and E! Online.
There were also headlines on the Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Huffington Post and USA Today.
It was also one of the top stories on Digg.com, a site that compiles the most popular stories on the internet.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.