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Archive for September 22nd, 2011

  • NM officials kill bear cub after store visit

    September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (1)

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — A baby bear has been killed by New Mexico officials after she strolled into a hardware store and startled residents. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/qXswO1) that state Game and Fish officials killed the cub this week following her surprise...

  • Donkey, dogs among candidates for NM town 'mayor'

    September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Apparently, there’s a lot of barking, pecking and galloping in one New Mexico town’s election. That’s because dogs, horses, a chicken, a donkey, and a pair of alpacas are among the candidates aiming to become...

  • Conviction upheld of NM mom in son's death

    September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction for a New Mexico mother who left her 26-year-old mentally disabled son dead on the bathroom floor in his own waste for an extended period of time. The Farming Daily Times reports...

  • Human remains, dead animals found in Deming home

    September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Deming police found human skeletal remains and a dead cat inside a pet carrier at a Deming home, along with seven other severely neglected animals. KVIA-TV (http://bit.ly/p2EV2o ) in El Paso reports neighbors called Adult Protective...

  • Big, metal dog about to take its place in Santa Fe

    September 22, 2011 • State News • • Comments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — You won’t be able to miss this pooch. A huge, metal dog is about to be erected in a Santa Fe park. Yard Dog, is a 1,200 pound, 20-foot-long, 12-foot-high, 6-foot-wide corrugated sheet-metal sculpture that will be installed Friday...

  • WWII 'loyalty hearing' courtroom to be dedicated

    September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Fort Missoula courtroom that was used to hold “loyalty hearings” for more than 1,000 Japanese nationals living in the U.S. during World War II has been restored and will be dedicated this weekend. The Post Headquarters...

  • Proposal increases critical habitat for rare frog

    September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Critical habitat for a rare spotted frog found in Arizona and New Mexico would increase under a proposal by federal wildlife officials. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a plan to add 331 acres in New Mexico, bringing...

  • Veto showdown, court fight looms on redistricting

    September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats in the Legislature appear heading for a veto showdown with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over proposals for changing the boundaries of House and Senate districts. If no redistricting plans are enacted, the fight shifts to...

  • Obama to outline plan overriding education law

    September 22, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments Off

    WASHINGTON (AP) — States are about to get some guidance from President Barack Obama about how they can get around provisions in the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law — a step the administration has undertaken to effectively gut the law since Congress had...

  • AP IMPACT: NYPD eyed US citizens in intel effort

    September 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken Sept. 2, 2011, people walk past immigrant Arab businesses on Steinway Street in the Astoria neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. The New York Police Department has subjected American citizens to surveillance and scrutiny, not...