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Wind turns to snow as NM prepares for winter blast

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wind has turned to snow in New Mexico, as wintery weather shut parts of Interstate 40 for a few hours and caused dangerous driving conditions through Raton Pass. Forecasters expected the worst of the storm to hit western and central New Mexico Friday night into Saturday. Meanwhile, strong winds shut down [&hellip...

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Fort Sill Apache lobbying for casino support

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Fort Sill Apache are gearing up for another round in their long-running fight to open a casino in southern New Mexico. The tribe last week was granted a 30-acre reservation near Deming — the first new reservation in the state...

Santa Fe PD look for man in cape and nothing else

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man wearing a mask and a cape and nothing else is flashing folks in Santa Fe. Police Capt. Aric Wheeler tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/sTo7dh ) the last report about the super hero flasher was he was wearing just a ski mask. Police are...

NM Wiccan follower to be sentenced for slaying

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to fatally stabbing a man with a dagger she planned to use as part of a Wiccan ritual is scheduled Friday to be sentenced. Angela Sanford, 31, faces up to 20 years in prison at a hearing...

NMSU workers offered retirement deal

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University employees can take a retirement deal by leaving now and getting a cash payout of at least 25 percent of their annual salary on top of other benefits. An NMSU administrator says the program is strictly...

Feds delay decision on NM, Texas lizard listing

December 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decision on whether a lizard found only in parts of New Mexico and Texas should be added to the endangered species list has been put off another six months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday. Federal wildlife...

Governor names head of Public Defender Department

December 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has named Jacqueline Cooper of Cedar Crest as the state’s chief public defender. Cooper has worked in the Public Defender Department for more than 20 years, and since April has served as acting chief public...

Winds damage NM power lines, school roof

December 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Strong winds sweeping across New Mexico have resulted in scattered power outages, difficult driving conditions and roof damage that ended classes early at one Valencia County school. The National Weather Service says damaging winds...

Suit filed after NM teen cuffed for burp in class

December 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque school principal, a teacher and school police officer. The boy was transported without his...

2 Texans in New Mexico plane crash identified

December 2, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two Texans found dead in plane wreckage in New Mexico. New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald said Thursday that 49-year-old Jerry Don Greene of Snyder, Texas, and 30-year-old Tracy Martinez...