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2 burned bodies found in car in Albuquerque

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the discovery of two burned bodies found inside a charred car in Albuquerque. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says the bodies were discovered on the southwest mesa Tuesday morning. Sheriff’s officials received a call about a burned car west of the landfill in a remote area of the...

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Feds offer reward for info in Mexican wolf death

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the Mexican gray wolf pups that survived the largest fire in Arizona history last summer has been found dead along a forest road, and federal wildlife officials on Tuesday confirmed a single gunshot wound was to blame. The...

Court allows GOP, Demo candidates on ballot

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the Senate’s top leader and other candidates can appear on the ballot despite incomplete election paperwork. The decision by the state Supreme Court will permit Senate President...

Environmental groups deliver petitions to PNM

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups has delivered more than 3,000 petition signatures to New Mexico’s largest electric utility. The groups want Public Service Company of New Mexico to invest more in renewable energy. The...

Officials watch for mussels in Farmington Lake

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington city officials say they are preparing for the expected contamination of zebra and quagga mussels at a lake that the city depends on for its water. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Hxy8gG) that Public Works...

Sunland Park to vote on vacant mayor's seat

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Sunland Park city councilors are expected to make a decision later this week regarding the vacant mayor’s seat as its mayor-elect faces extortion and bribery charges. Daniel Salinas was unable to be sworn in by the April 5...

FBI: Silent robber may have struck 4 NM banks

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are on the hunt for a serial bank robber in New Mexico who federal agents say has likely robbed four banks without saying a word. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said the masked robber, who authorities believe is connected to at...

Deputy Santa Fe treasurer on leave during probe

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A deputy treasurer for Santa Fe County is on paid leave pending an internal investigation into alleged fraud. Deputy treasurer Oliver Garcia is charged with misdemeanor fraud charges for allegedly using fake vouchers for prepaid car...

NM governor's PAC raised $336K since October

April 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A top source of money for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s political action committee is a Texas billionaire who has donated millions of dollars to conservative groups seeking to defeat President Barack Obama. Martinez’s...

Commercial venture to appeal NM water decision

April 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A commercial venture that sought to drill water wells in western New Mexico plans to take its case to state district court. Augustin Plains Ranch announced Monday it will appeal a recent decision in which the state’s top water...