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Archive for January 4th, 2013

  • NM governor proposes corporate income tax cut

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday proposed lowering New Mexico’s corporate income tax rate to provide an incentive for economic development. In outlining part of her agenda for the upcoming legislative session, Martinez...

  • Farmington officer involved in 2 prior shootings

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington police officer who shot and killed a man this week was involved in two prior shootings, including a fatal one in 2006 that raised questions about racism and strained the city’s relations with Native Americans....

  • Suit: NM woman mistreated in solitary confinement

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A county jail kept a woman in solitary confinement for about two years and held her in unsanitary conditions so bad that a sock rotted into an open wound on her foot, a federal lawsuit states. The civil rights case filed in U.S....

  • Capybara is euthanized at Albuquerque BioPark Zoo

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The last capybara on exhibit in the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo has died. Zoo officials say an 11-year-old female capybara named Ginger was euthanized Thursday because of age-related spinal issues and impaired mobility. They say Ginger...

  • 4 Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2012

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fewer Mexican gray wolves were found dead in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona this past year, and federal officials say efforts aimed at reducing conflicts with livestock seem to be helping. Officials confirmed that three of the...

  • Former NM candidate accused of stalking opponent

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Friday court hearing is set for a former New Mexico congressional candidate already accused of slashing the tires on his opponent’s vehicles and now accused of aggravated stalking. Gary Smith has been jailed since being...

  • Sheriff: NM man killed over PlayStation

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men are facing homicide charges after authorities said they killed a man they suspected of stealing a PlayStation. Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella said Wednesday that 21-year-old Eric Rodriguez and 17-year-old...

  • Inmate ordered retried in ’80 ‘waiting ever since’

    January 4, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Dec. 11, 2012 photo, Jerry Hartfield speaks from a visiting area at the Hughes Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice outside Gatesville, Texas. Hartfield remains in the middle of a legal dispute between the Texas attorney general’s...

  • Kan. case highlights legal issues for sperm donors

    January 4, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    William Marotta, who is being asked by the state of Kansas to pay child support after providing sperm to a same-sex couple, speaks about his ordeal at his attorney’s office in Topeka, Kan. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Angela Bauer told The Topeka...

  • Rebel area shows limits of rebel push for Damascus

    January 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A civilian looks at a destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The area is immersed in a Syrian civil war that the United Nations estimates has killed more than 60,000 people since the revolt against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011....