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2 killed in car-train collision near Albuquerque

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when their car collided with a Rail Runner passenger train at a crossing south of Albuquerque. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Chad Pierce says the driver, 34-year-old Julie Vasquez, was ejected from the car. The passenger, 35-year-old Luciano Cuellar, was found inside the wreckage. Both...

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Team from Spain unofficial winner of balloon race

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A team from Spain is the unofficial winner of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta’s 19th America’s Challenge distance race for gas balloons. Race officials say the team of Anulfo Gonzalez and Angel Aguirre flew...

Feds close part of Jemez Mountains for mouse

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the latest dispute over public lands in the West, federal authorities have ordered the closure of parts of the Santa Fe National Forest to protect a tiny mouse that recently won protection as an endangered species. The U.S....

1 of New Mexico’s most wanted fugitives arrested

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested a man who’s considered one of New Mexico’s most wanted violent fugitives. A U.S. Marshals task force arrested 27-year-old Angelo Deshannon Burdex in northwest Albuquerque on...

Scientists predict post-wildfire erosion risks

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s nearly impossible to predict when and where the next major wildfire will be and whether an ill-timed thunderstorm could result in tons of ash and charred debris being washed down the bare mountainsides once the flames are...

Police: Student brought starter gun to school

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say the gun brought to school by an Ortiz Middle School student was a starter gun. Police say the school was evacuated Wednesday after a security guard found the gun in a backpack. The revolver-style gun is made to look...

NHCC, Highlands sign deal on Hispanic research

October 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Hispanic Cultural Center and New Mexico Highlands University have signed an agreement to strengthen research ties. The five-year agreement reached Friday calls for the two institutes to share resources and develop...

DA: Police shooting of Espanola teen justified

October 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico prosecutor says a grand jury has determined that an Espanola police officer’s fatal shooting of an El Rito teenager was justified. District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco announced the grand...

Pilot credited for response to Albuquerque fire

October 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Jersey balloon pilot visiting Albuquerque for the New Mexico city’s annual balloon fiesta is being credited with alerting local residents to a home fire. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1qivsTW ) reports that...

Convictions erased for man seeking to stay in US

October 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Years of litigation has resulted in a court order erasing several 1990s misdemeanor convictions for an Albuquerque man from Mexico, a development that could help him remain in the United States. The Albuquerque Journal...