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Changes in store for New Mexico's horse tracks

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Horse owners who have any designs on racing their thoroughbreds or quarter horses at any of the tracks in New Mexico this season will have to steer clear of clenbuterol long before race day. The New Mexico Racing Commission voted Thursday to suspend for 12 months the use of the substance [&hellip...

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Second raid conducted in troubled NM border town

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police on Friday raided the home of a mayoral candidate who is alleged to have sent surrogates to secretly tape a political opponent while he received a lap dance in his campaign office. Officers confiscated memory...

Cops: 4 NM men in barroom brawl with pool sticks

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Police said four New Mexico men have been arrested following a barroom brawl involving pool sticks, cue balls and a knife after one man allegedly told another that his two friends waved like girls. The Silver City Sun-News reports...

Polish man pleads guilty in NM license scam

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Polish man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to a New Mexico driver’s licenses scam aimed at illegal immigrants, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Friday. Under an agreement with the U.S....

Group helps stroke victims with language skills

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Richie Knauss participates in a support group meeting for Asphasia at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington N.M., on Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria) MANDATORY CREDIT FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Ernest Brown, of Kirtland, had...

Police shoot Glorieta family's dog

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Glorieta family is asking why a state police officer entered their property and shot the family pet when there’s a sign that clearly says “Beware of Dog.” It happened Thursday and state police said they will...

NM Sen. Dede Feldman not seeking re-election

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Dede Feldman of Albuquerque is leaving the state Senate at the end of this year, and candidates quickly are lining up to run for the vacant seat. Feldman announced Friday she will not seek re-election to another four...

Virus blamed for illness at Albuquerque hospital

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials said Thursday the virus that causes stomach flu is likely what caused more than two dozen patients and staff members at Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital to become sick. The New Mexico...

8 Albuquerque residents indicted in drug case

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Eight Albuquerque residents have been charged with the illegal distribution of prescription painkillers and other related offenses. A 32-count indictment was announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and Joseph M....

Forecast: NM should brace for warm, windy spring

February 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Spring weather patterns are starting to line up and forecasters said Thursday it’s looking more certain that New Mexico will have to endure another round of warm, windy and dry weather. The good news this year is the state is...