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FBI: Human bone found in Elephant Butte not ID’d

January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a human bone discovered at a New Mexico reservoir believed to be connected to possible victims of a decades-old sex torture case couldn’t be identified. The Albuquerque office of the medical examiner said this week it couldn’t determine the identity of the human femur found in 2011. However, the...

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State senator proposes arming teachers

January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican state senator has introduced legislation to let school employees carry guns. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/WCdL6E ) the bill by Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort of Sandia Park would allow each school in the state...

NM opens statewide mental health hotline

January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will make its mental health hotline available statewide starting Friday. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the expansion of the helpline Wednesday, saying the first step to addressing a mental health crisis is ensuring easy...

NM could lose millions of US education funding

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Millions of dollars of federal money for special-education programs in New Mexico is at risk because the state hasn’t met all of Washington’s requirements to qualify for the funding. Public Education Department officials...

NM teen hit, killed by passenger train

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has been hit and killed by a passenger train in Bernalillo. Bernalillo Police Chief Julian Gonzales says the teen was crossing the tracks at the south end of town when he was hit. Gonzales says the...

Senate OKs liability limits for space companies

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to help New Mexico attract commercial space travel companies is speeding through the Legislature. The Senate unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday to protect spacecraft manufacturers along with their parts suppliers...

Men plead guilty in 3-state cellphone scheme

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three California men have pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme in which high-dollar cellphones were fraudulently obtained from retail stores in three states and then resold for profit. U.S. Attorney...

Lawmakers propose to elect some university regents

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voters could elect some members of the governing boards of New Mexico’s largest universities under a legislative proposal that supporters say will lessen the influence of politics over higher education. Two constitutional...

Fugitive wanted in NM gun case captured in NY

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say the last person wanted in connection with the Christmas Day burglary of six guns from a local Wal-Mart has been captured by federal authorities in New York. Los Lunas Police Chief Roy Melnick says Gary Wilson was...

NM panel shelves bill against enforcing gun laws

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico House committee split along party lines as it shelved a bill to prohibit enforcement of federal gun laws in the state. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/WeG2kk ) reports that the Consumer and Public Affairs...