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Police make gains in Albuquerque cold case

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators have solved half the mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Albuquerque man more than 30 years ago. DNA tests confirm that bones found near the Santa Fe ski basin in 2007 belonged to Ernest Salazar, state police Lt. Robert McDonald said. Salazar’s boss reported him missing August 17, 1981. His [&hellip...

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UNM students protest ‘genocide’ abortion poster

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An anti-abortion poster depicting a fetus in an American Indian headdress has sparked a protest at the University of New Mexico. Around two dozen or so American Indian students held rally Wednesday after an anti-abortion activist...

Truck hauling road paint crashes in NM forest

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer rig that was hauling road striping paint was injured when his truck tumbled about 200 feet down a mountainside near Los Alamos. The driver, identified as 51-year-old Francisco Maes of...

NM Corrections Dept. to revamp inmate work program

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Department of Corrections division that offers inmates job training and offers a chance to earn money is getting revamped, officials announced Tuesday. At a news conference held at the University of New Mexico Anderson...

NM gov. says ’47 percent’ important voting group

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez distanced herself Tuesday from a statement by Mitt Romney that nearly half of Americans believe they are victims dependent upon government. The GOP presidential nominee’s remarks, made to donors...

NM police search for suspect in fatal beating

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are searching for a man involved in fatal beating near a fast-food restaurant on the city’s northeast side. Television station KRQE reports (http://bit.ly/S2micC) that the altercation between two people...

NM short of money for general election costs

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Unexpected general election costs have created a $1.4 million hole in the secretary of state’s budget, but the financial squeeze won’t prevent New Mexicans from casting ballots in November, according to New Mexico’s...

NM proposes concealed handguns in state parks

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — People licensed to carry a concealed handgun could bring their loaded weapons into a New Mexico state park under a proposal by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration. It’s among several administrative rule changes suggested...

Death penalty remains option in NM murder case

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The death penalty remains an option for punishment in the case of a former Arizona inmate accused of killing a couple in New Mexico. John McCluskey is charged with carjacking and murder in the deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of...

Authorities: Hunters stumble upon NM pot farm

September 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TAJIQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a pair of hunters have stumbled upon a massive marijuana growing operation and later sparked a federal seizure worth millions of dollars. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/UhqoQe) that federal agents pulled about 200 pot...