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'Quiet cars' a hit on NM's Rail Runner

April 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pilot program designating some cars on New Mexico’s Rail Runner Express trains as quiet zones is a hit with passengers. The cars have been on two weekday commuter trains in each direction since January. Quiet car etiquette bars talking on cellphones, using electronic equipment that makes noise, or even [&hellip...

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2 bodies found in New Mexico still unidentified

April 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities say they still can’t identify the bodies of two people found in a burned-out vehicle on Pajarito Mesa. At a news conference Wednesday, county Sheriff Dan Houston says an accelerant was probably...

Ex-Guardsman from Texas guilty in NM teen sex try

April 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former National Guard recruiter in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty in a teen sex sting case set up by police in New Mexico. Jeffrey Neal Jackson pleaded guilty to a coercion and enticement of a minor charge in a plea agreement...

NM National Guard leader resigns post

April 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the New Mexico National Guard has resigned his post after nine years on the job. Maj. Gen. Kenny Montoya says in a statement released by Gov. Susana Martinez’s office that he believes Martinez should be free to select...

Las Cruces man who strangled puppy gets 2½ years

April 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man who pleaded guilty to extreme cruelty to animals for strangling his 4-month-old puppy after stepping on its throat has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison. Richard McCord was given credit for more than a year of...

2 burned bodies found in car in Albuquerque

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the discovery of two burned bodies found inside a charred car in Albuquerque. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says the bodies were discovered on the southwest mesa Tuesday morning....

Feds offer reward for info in Mexican wolf death

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the Mexican gray wolf pups that survived the largest fire in Arizona history last summer has been found dead along a forest road, and federal wildlife officials on Tuesday confirmed a single gunshot wound was to blame. The...

Court allows GOP, Demo candidates on ballot

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the Senate’s top leader and other candidates can appear on the ballot despite incomplete election paperwork. The decision by the state Supreme Court will permit Senate President...

Environmental groups deliver petitions to PNM

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups has delivered more than 3,000 petition signatures to New Mexico’s largest electric utility. The groups want Public Service Company of New Mexico to invest more in renewable energy. The...

Officials watch for mussels in Farmington Lake

April 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington city officials say they are preparing for the expected contamination of zebra and quagga mussels at a lake that the city depends on for its water. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Hxy8gG) that Public Works...