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NM Sen. Rod Adair withdraws from primary election

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rod Adair of Roswell says he is not seeking re-election and is withdrawing as a candidate in the June primary election. Adair’s announcement on Tuesday leaves Sen. William Burt of Alamogordo with no opposition in the GOP primary, but he will face Democrat Stephanie Dubois of Tularosa in [&hellip...

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Scientific ghost town sites narrowed to 2

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The group behind plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town in New Mexico has narrowed its list of potential sites from 16 to two. The Center for Innovation, Technology and Testing, or CITE, will be built near Hobbs, on the...

Feds investigate Mexican gray wolf death

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed it’s investigating the death of a Mexican gray wolf. An agency spokesman declined to release any details about how the wolf died or when and where the animal was found. The...

NM water official rejects San Augustin application

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s top water official has denied a request from a New York-based commercial venture that sought to drill more than three dozen wells in western New Mexico. Rural residents, one of the state’s largest irrigation...

Police: NM woman ran over, beat boyfriend with bat

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing battery charges after authorities say she ran over her boyfriend with a pickup truck and then hit him with a baseball bat following an argument over a shirt. The Alamogordo Daily News reports...

Cannon airman reported AWOL is found

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The military says a Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant missing since March 12 has been found safe in California. Base officials said Tuesday 31-year-old Lt. Scott Lee reported to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., April 2, and...

Street sweeper accused of hitting patrol car

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state street sweeper cleaning up after a crash was allegedly involved in his own crash with a Bernalillo County deputy’s patrol car. It happened on Interstate 40 last Friday when 59-year-old Herbert Morgan was called out to...

Albuquerque police to get cell tracking warrants

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department has announced that officers will no longer track cell phones without a court-approved warrant, unless there are lives at stake. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/HbyveE) that the announcement comes...

ABQ zoo mourns loss of Lina the gorilla

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque zoo is mourning the loss of Lina the gorilla, a 39-year-old Western Lowland gorilla described as gentle and submissive. Zoo officials say keepers found Lina unresponsive in her room at the BioPark’s Apehouse on...

Ex-mayor of troubled border town traveled to DC

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The ex-mayor of the troubled border town of Sunland Park charged taxpayers more than $4,600 for three road trips in his final months in office, including a visit to Washington, D.C., where he missed his appointment with New Mexico...