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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 Friday. Tests revealed a massive brain aneurysm, so Lina was euthanized. Lina was born at [&hellip...

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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...

Water restrictions in place for Albuquerque

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Water restrictions are in place across Albuquerque. From now until October, the city Water Authority will ticket anyone caught hosing down the lawn between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/H77TMI ) reports if you’re...

Veto means trouble for new Santa Fe courthouse

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Judicial officials are scrambling to figure out how to pay for furnishings at Santa Fe’s new courthouse now that Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed a bill funding the costs. Martinez vetoed the $1.37 million legislative...

NM crews battle grass fire east of Capitan

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — State, local and federal firefighters are battling a wind-driven grass fire that broke out east of the town of Capitan. New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the fire broke out on private land about 4 miles east of the town...

Micah True's death clouds future of ultra-marathon

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

This June 25, 2010, photo provided by Sole Sports Running Zone, shows, from left, Lance Muzslay, Maria Walton, Micah True and Karen Pitre Seymour in Tempe, Ariz. Search teams intensified efforts Saturday, March 31, 2012, to find renowned long-distance runner...

NM crews battle grass fire east of Capitan

April 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — State, local and federal firefighters are battling a wind-driven grass fire that broke out east of the town of Capitan. New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the fire broke out on private land about 4 miles east of the town...