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Group formed to keep ultra-runner's message alive

April 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This June 25, 2010, photo provided by Sole Sports Running Zone, shows, from left, Lance Muzslay, Maria Walton, Micah True and Karen Pitre Seymour in Tempe, Ariz. Organizers of a photography exhibit in Philadelphia say it has taken on new poignancy after the unexpected death of one of its subjects. The installation at the University [&hellip...

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Jury selection set to begin in Astorga sentencing

April 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the sentencing phase of a trial of a man convicted of killing a Bernalillo County deputy. Jurors will be asked to sentence Michael Paul Astorga to life in prison or to death, even though...

Santa Fe treasurer candidate faces fraud charges

April 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A candidate for the Santa Fe County treasurer post faces six misdemeanor fraud charges for allegedly using fake vouchers for prepaid car washes. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/Hvn3Jm) that deputy treasurer Oliver...

Police: 4th man arrested in Gallup shootings

April 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Gallup police says a fourth man has been arrested in connection with a string of unrelated shootings last month that sparked hysteria and led a group of men to arm themselves. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/Axbadj) that...

NM pension fund seeks repayment from 6 retirees

April 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pension fund that represents state and local government retirees is asking six retired managers from the city of Santa Fe to repay thousands of dollars they received when they were overpaid for more than a year because of an error...

Dozens escape sinking riverboat in Carlsbad

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of sightseers had to be rescued after a riverboat taking them for a tour on the Pecos River in Carlsbad sank in the middle of the river, officials said. Residents who saw the stern-wheeler sinking Saturday afternoon launched...

Support waning for Mexican gray wolf program

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For the third time in recent weeks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has had one of its partners abandon an agreement that was meant to bring more collaboration to the troubled effort to reintroduce Mexican gray wolves to the...

Clovis police investigating killing of man

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis police are investigating the death of a man family members say was stabbed to death. Police Chief Steve Sanders confirmed to the Clovis News Journal (http://bit.ly/HpLcDC ) late Saturday that officers were working a homicide in...

Man killed after crash during SF police chase

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A police pursuit in Santa Fe has ended with the fleeing driver dead after he crashed his car into a wall. State police say 20-year-old Juan Martinez was ejected and died at the scene of the crash near Santa Fe High School early Sunday....

Forecast predicts dismal runoff for NM

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gary Esslinger’s chosen profession, delivering irrigation water to southern New Mexico farmers, looks like some sort of cruel joke these days. The latest punch line came this week in the form the federal government’s...