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FBI: 2 face court appearance in El Paso kidnapping

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men arrested in connection with the kidnapping of an El Paso man who managed to get free in Clines Corners, N.M. are headed to federal court. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says 40-year-old Jesus Manuel Gallegos and 34-year-old Brandon Lawrence Jones are scheduled Monday to appear in U.S. District Court [&hellip...

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NM remains among top energy states

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s share of revenues from energy development on federal lands within the state tops more than $434 million this year. The U.S. Interior Department released figures for this year’s dispersals Monday. In all,...

Gov. Martinez looking at tax reform proposals

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is considering a wide range of business friendly tax proposals for next year’s legislative session in hopes of improving New Mexico’s economy. Among the possibilities...

DOJ won’t give update on NM police shootings

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The office of U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales says U.S. Justice Department officials will listen to advocates critical of recent Albuquerque police shootings, but won’t give any updates on a preliminary review. Elizabeth...

NM high court to weigh in on horse beating case

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is set to decide if a Texas man can be tried a third time on charges he beat a colt to death. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/uQRmJg ) that the state’s highest will hear arguments...

Train buffs view historic steam locomotive in NM

November 7, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Train buffs got a chance to view an historic Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive over the weekend as it passed through southern New Mexico. The locomotive, built in 1944 as the last steam-powered locomotive purchased by the Union...

Upgrades underway at popular fishing spot

November 7, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

NAVAJO DAM, N.M. (AP) — A trio of wading fly fishermen worked the Texas Hole in search of rainbows and browns last week as the sound of trickling water mixed with motorized purring. Front-loading tractors hummed and beeped in the background, digging a large...

NM’s commuter rail grapples with budget problems

November 7, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s commuter rail service found an enthusiastic supporter in Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino after he rode it during a legislative session to avoid a frantic daily drive along Interstate 25 from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. But the...

Farmington police seek suspects in stabbing

November 7, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police in Farmington are looking for the suspect or suspects who stabbed a young man at a party and left him critically injured. Sgt. Robert Perez says in a statement that 19-year-old Isaac Arthur had multiple stab wounds to his back...

2 dead in crash on I-40 west of Albuquerque

November 7, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two people have been killed and five others seriously injured when their van was hit from behind by a semi-truck on eastbound Interstate 40 just west of Albuquerque. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/uzGlJg ) that a man and a female...