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NM tuberculosis rate above national average

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cases of active tuberculosis have stayed steady in New Mexico, but health officials say the mortality rate among some minority populations in the state is four times the national average. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show there were 10,521 cases of active tuberculosis in the United [&hellip...

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Groups call for releases of Mexican gray wolves

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of 30 conservation groups is calling on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to release more captive Mexican gray wolves into the wild. Thursday marks the 14th anniversary of the first release done as part of the federal...

Corrections department service dog gets reprieve

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — During his time at the state Corrections Department, Fito worked closely with his handler and was described as an exemplary worker. But when his handler left last October, things changed for the Czechoslovakian shepherd and he...

Roswell PD say loud music led to shooting

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police say loud music led a man to shoot his neighbor then turn the gun on himself. Police tell KRQE-TV 51-year-old Monico Carbajal (car-BUH’-hahl) was upset with his 26-year-old neighbor, identified as Roman Hernandez,...

Company says alert system worked in Colo. wildfire

March 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The ruins of a horse trailer destroyed by a wildfire is pictured near Conifer, Colo., on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Two people died in the wildfire that started Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) CONIFER, Colo. (AP) — Mary Thuente says her neighbors...

Mich. militia head, son plead guilty to gun charge

March 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joshua Stone, left, smiles as he looks towards his father, David Stone, Sr. in the federal courthouse in Detroit, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Stone Sr., a Michigan militia leader and his son, Joshua, each pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally possessing a...

New CEO at IBM revives Augusta membership debate

March 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 10, 2003, file photo, Martha Burk, center, chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, speaks to media in Atlanta while flanked by Martin Luther King III, right, and Kim Gandy, left, president of the National...

Justices meet Friday to vote on health care case

March 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 28, 2012 file photo, supporters of health care reform rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. Arguments in the Supreme Court...

New video raises doubts about Fla. gunman's story

March 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this image taken from video at the Sanford, Fla., Police Department, George Zimmerman, in red jacket, is escorted into the Sanford police station in handcuffs on Feb. 26, 2012, the night he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Sanford Police Department)...

Venezuela poll says Hugo Chavez ahead of rival

March 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gestures during an event at Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday March 29, 2012. Chavez returned home after a five-day round of radiation therapy in Cuba, where he has been undergoing cancer treatment....