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Body found among charred remains of an NM home

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A body was found among the charred remains of an Albuquerque home that caught fire. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Xak6VE) that investigators couldn’t immediately identify the age, gender or other characteristics of the victim from Saturday’s fire. The body was sent to the Office of the Medical...

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Education commission to re-do charter school votes

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Education Commission is planning to re-do its votes on the renewals of two Albuquerque charter schools after votes on the two schools were taken a day earlier than scheduled. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Man accused of making false grenade claim arrested

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man who claimed to have two grenades in his car at an Albuquerque mall was arrested on a weapons charge after officers determined the suspect had a toy grenade and a fireworks grenade. No explosives were found. No one...

County to mull support of research project

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Dona Ana County Commission is scheduled Tuesday to consider a proposal supporting a private firm’s plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/SdtUjS) that Pegasus...

NMSU Carlsbad to offer new classes on journalism

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is making some changes for the new year in hopes of livening up students and their course load. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/Www8GA) that NMSU Carlsbad will begin offer a...

Police: Dad, son linked to NM shooting

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico father and his son are facing charges in connection to a shooting. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZphJm4) that 47-year-old David Martinez Sr. and his 17-year-old son were arrested for the drive-by...

Sheriff: NM man arrested in pot plantation case

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted in the case of a huge marijuana plantation that a couple of hunters stumbled upon in the Manzano Mountains is now in custody, authorities said. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Ryk6PI) that Torrance County Sheriff’s...

Ex-NM Congress candidate wanted to Texas

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico congressional candidate accused of stalking an opponent and slashing the tires on her vehicles is also a wanted man in Texas. El Paso police say they issued an arrest warrant in March against Gary Smith for a...

Los Alamos police chief back at work

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy is back on the job. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/X9fO0w) that Torpy returned to work this week after taking a medical leave for an undisclosed medical condition. The 54-year-old...

More WSMR soldiers to be deployed to Afghanistan

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Around 120 soldiers based at White Sands Missile Range are slated to be deployed to Afghanistan. A deployment ceremony is scheduled Monday at the 2nd Engineer Battalion headquarters. The soldiers from the 40th Mobile Augmentation Co....