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NM water official rejects San Augustin application

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s top water official has denied a request from a New York-based commercial venture that sought to drill more than three dozen wells in western New Mexico. Rural residents, one of the state’s largest irrigation districts and others had described the application by Augustin Plains Ranch as a modern-day water...

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Police: NM woman ran over, beat boyfriend with bat

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing battery charges after authorities say she ran over her boyfriend with a pickup truck and then hit him with a baseball bat following an argument over a shirt. The Alamogordo Daily News reports...

Cannon airman reported AWOL is found

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The military says a Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant missing since March 12 has been found safe in California. Base officials said Tuesday 31-year-old Lt. Scott Lee reported to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., April 2, and...

Street sweeper accused of hitting patrol car

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state street sweeper cleaning up after a crash was allegedly involved in his own crash with a Bernalillo County deputy’s patrol car. It happened on Interstate 40 last Friday when 59-year-old Herbert Morgan was called out to...

Albuquerque police to get cell tracking warrants

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department has announced that officers will no longer track cell phones without a court-approved warrant, unless there are lives at stake. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/HbyveE) that the announcement comes...

ABQ zoo mourns loss of Lina the gorilla

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque zoo is mourning the loss of Lina the gorilla, a 39-year-old Western Lowland gorilla described as gentle and submissive. Zoo officials say keepers found Lina unresponsive in her room at the BioPark’s Apehouse on...

Ex-mayor of troubled border town traveled to DC

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The ex-mayor of the troubled border town of Sunland Park charged taxpayers more than $4,600 for three road trips in his final months in office, including a visit to Washington, D.C., where he missed his appointment with New Mexico...

Albuquerque man sentenced in child porn case

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office says an Albuquerque man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for distributing child pornography. A federal judge sentenced 29-year-old Adam Goodsell Monday morning in Albuquerque. Goodsell was...

Big snake reported missing in Carlsbad

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad police are suggesting residents watch where they walk after an 8 to 9-foot long boa escaped Saturday from its enclosure. Carlsbad police tell the Current-Argus the owners had not been able to find the snake inside the house or...

1 dead, 1 wounded after car chase in Las Cruces

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say one person is dead and a second person has been taken to a hospital in El Paso for treatment following a car chase and shooting early Monday. Las Cruces police say the shooter is in custody and charges are...