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NMSU Carlsbad to offer new classes on journalism

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is making some changes for the new year in hopes of livening up students and their course load. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/Www8GA) that NMSU Carlsbad will begin offer a journalism course focusing on media and society. In addition, the school will also offer course on...

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Police: Dad, son linked to NM shooting

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico father and his son are facing charges in connection to a shooting. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZphJm4) that 47-year-old David Martinez Sr. and his 17-year-old son were arrested for the drive-by...

Sheriff: NM man arrested in pot plantation case

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted in the case of a huge marijuana plantation that a couple of hunters stumbled upon in the Manzano Mountains is now in custody, authorities said. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Ryk6PI) that Torrance County Sheriff’s...

Ex-NM Congress candidate wanted to Texas

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico congressional candidate accused of stalking an opponent and slashing the tires on her vehicles is also a wanted man in Texas. El Paso police say they issued an arrest warrant in March against Gary Smith for a...

Los Alamos police chief back at work

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy is back on the job. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/X9fO0w) that Torpy returned to work this week after taking a medical leave for an undisclosed medical condition. The 54-year-old...

More WSMR soldiers to be deployed to Afghanistan

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Around 120 soldiers based at White Sands Missile Range are slated to be deployed to Afghanistan. A deployment ceremony is scheduled Monday at the 2nd Engineer Battalion headquarters. The soldiers from the 40th Mobile Augmentation Co....

Rep. Lujan named chief deputy whip

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján has been appointed a chief deputy whip for the 113rd Congress. Whips are responsible for mobilizing the party vote on important bills before they come to the floor for a vote. They also act as a liaison...

Las Cruces Sun-News ,Las Cruces ,New Mexico

January 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Former Dona Ana County District Attorney Amy Orlando, who was ousted from office in November, has landed a new position. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/WiJjuu) that Orlando began this week as the associate deputy...

Texas man: NM Congress candidate slashed his tires

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man says a former New Mexico congressional candidate accused of stalking an opponent and slashing the tires on her vehicles also slashed his tires when they were neighbors in El Paso. Kenneth Propps told The Associated Press...

Background checks proposed for private gun sales

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic legislator from Albuquerque proposes to require background checks on people who buy firearms from private gun owners, including at gun shows. Rep. Miguel Garcia said Friday the checks would prevent sales of guns to people...