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Albuquerque zoo needs name for new addition

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The newest addition to the Albuquerque BioPark is a 169-pound baby white rhino. The 2-week-old calf is being hand-reared by zookeepers. He’s not on display yet, but zoo officials want the public to help in choosing a name for the rhino. A naming contest will begin Monday. Born at Florida’s White [&hellip...

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Spaceport supporters push for NM legislation

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has pushed unsuccessfully for two years for legislation to protect spacecraft manufacturers from legal liability. She’ll now have help from the Save Our Spaceport Coalition, a group of...

Conservative group criticizes NM’s GOP governor

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative political group is criticizing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for deciding to establish a state-run health insurance exchange. The Martinez administration has been working since last year on the exchange, which will be...

GOP seeks impounding of ballots in 2 NM counties

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans have moved to impound ballots in two counties where the party continues to hold out hope for winning tight races for seats in the Legislature. The requests to district courts by Republicans will ensure that ballots and...

Former NM coach indicted on porn charges

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former basketball coach from Las Cruces has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Erik Khan was indicted by a federal grand jury in Albuquerque on Wednesday. The three-count...

Border patrol opens base in NM’s isolated Bootheel

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s an unforgiving and mountainous terrain where Old West outlaws notoriously hid from the law and where Geronimo made his last stand. In recent years, federal officials say New Mexico’s isolated Bootheel border region...

Charges dismissed against ex-secretary of state

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has dismissed corruption charges against former New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron after ruling that repeated delays violated her right to a speedy trial. Second Judicial District Judge Reed Sheppard ruled...

Court affirms conviction of ex-Albuquerque officer

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of an ex-Albuquerque police officer who tipped off a friend to a drug trafficking investigation. Brad Ahrensfield had appealed based on various claims of error by the...

Santa Fe police to file charges in dog mauling

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say charges will be filed in a dog mauling case that left a disabled woman injured and her Chihuahua dead. Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/TFubpc) that the charges could include...

Human remains found near NM’s Brantley Lake

November 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Medical investigators are trying to identify human remains that turned up in a dry lake bed in southeastern New Mexico. State police say the remains were taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque after being...