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Hot air balloon fiesta wraps up in Albuquerque

October 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Colorful hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes bid farewell to Albuquerque for the year in a mass ascension Sunday. The nine-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta drew balloonists from 35 states and 18 countries, and spectators from all around the world. It began in a mall parking lot 42 years [&hellip...

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Alamogordo district suspends use of fantasy novel

October 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Alamogordo school district has removed a fantasy novel from use in high school English classes while school officials review the content. The decision came after a parent pointed out a passage in “Neverwhere” that...

No consensus in task force on lottery scholarships

October 12, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state task force looking for ways to keep New Mexico’s lottery-funded college scholarship program from running dry has held its last meeting without coming up with any recommendations. Scholarship costs are growing faster...

3 Las Cruces policemen cleared in fatal shooting

October 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office has cleared three Las Cruces police officers in a fatal shooting three months ago. District Attorney Mark D’Antonio says an investigation showed the officers were justified in...

Hatch-area farmers now harvesting red chile

October 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The arrival of fall means it’s transition time in the Hatch area where chile farmers have begun harvesting red pods. That’s following a green-chile harvest that was so-so for some farmers whose crops picked up disease...

Valencia County haystacks seem to be arson targets

October 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Valencia County authorities are warning residents to be on the lookout for possible arsonists who appear to be targeting haystacks. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/1ecb7Mn ) reports there have been six suspicious fires in the past month,...

Las Cruces man gets probation in cat-hoarding case

October 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 63-year-old Las Cruces man has been sentenced to 4.5 years of probation and fined $1,000 in a case of alleged cat hoarding. A state District Court judge on Thursday sentenced Charles Gonnell after he pleaded no contest to three...

Carlsbad man gets prison for human trafficking

October 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A 40-year-old Carlsbad man is going to prison for trying to prostitute his teenage daughter to pay a debt. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/1biGPFY ) reports that a state District Court judge on Wednesday sentenced Jesus...

Contaminated gasoline went to stores in AZ, CO, NM

October 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Contaminated gasoline from a New Mexico refinery went to stations in three states earlier this week. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/15tgW5M) reports that several loads of bad gasoline went to Giant convenient stores in Albuquerque as well as...

Autopsy: Drugs killed teen who got ill at concert

October 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy has determined that a 14-year-old Santa Fe girl who became ill at a concert at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque died from taking a combination of the illegal drug Ecstasy and an over-the-counter allergy medicine. New...

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