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FBI: Unknown woman not NM sex torture victim

November 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An unidentified woman who authorities thought was another victim of convicted sex torturer and suspected serial killer David Parker Ray has come forward. The Federal Bureau of Investigations in Albuquerque announced Monday that the Texas woman on a fake ID found in Ray’s possession is not a victim of Ray. FBI [&hellip...

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Groups ready for 2nd hearing over emissions rules

November 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly two dozen groups are gearing up to support regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico. The state Environmental Improvement Board has scheduled a public hearing in early December to consider petitions...

NM officer in surgery after hit by drunk driver

November 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is in surgery after authorities say a driver under the influence of alcohol dragged the officer and ran over his right leg. Police said officer Justin Montgomery was injured Sunday following a stop of...

Bookkeeper to testify on real estate Ponzi scheme

November 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bookkeeper who kept the financial records for an alleged multi-state Ponzi scheme is lined up as a key witness in the criminal prosecution of the former real estate executive accused of swindling more than 600 people out of some...

Santa Fe teacher named state’s top educator

November 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — MaryBeth Britton got called into the principal’s office earlier this month. It was a surprise for the Pecos High School teacher, given she could not recall that happening when she was a student. But Principal Fred Trujillo had a...

Santa Fe putting the boot on parking scofflaws

November 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Parking scofflaws in Santa Fe can expect to have their car disabled by a device called a boot, and might even find themselves hauled into court if they continue to ignore unpaid parking tickets. The city’s new parking division...

Europe treated to works by O’Keeffe

November 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fame followed Georgia O’Keeffe through New York’s art galleries and across the desolate landscapes of the Southwest. But beyond America’s shores, her work is relatively unknown. For the first time, her iconic...

Heaps’ 4 TDs lift BYU over New Mexico State 42-7

November 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State’s Jackson Kaka, left, is taken down short of the goal line by BYU’s Travis Uale during the first half of an NCAA college football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey)...

Saturation patrols, warrant roundup in Valencia Co

November 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Valencia County are conducting saturation patrols and a warrant roundup this weekend as part of an operation that targets crime in the county south of Albuquerque. Police from five cities, the county...

Drought leaves slim pickings for migrating birds

November 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From nesting grounds in Alaska and Idaho to the prairie potholes in Canada, thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and other migratory birds are making their way south to their traditional winter watering holes in the American...