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Woman's body discovered in a ditch in Albuquerque

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies say a woman’s body has been found in a ditch in northwest Albuquerque. There’s no word yet on the victim’s name or age. Deputies say they got two separate calls early Friday about shots had been fired in the area east of Edith off Vineyard near Osuna [&hellip...

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2 Kirtland pilots awarded Air Force medals

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In a Friday, April 20, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Capt. Christopher Palmer, 512th Rescue Squadron, stands after receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. Palmer, from Cincinnati,...

Holocaust survivors mentor students to link past

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, Wolf Elston has shared his experiences as a refugee of the Holocaust with audiences throughout the American Southwest. The Albuquerque resident and semi-retired geologist has spoken at museums and at remembrance events as...

Inspector partly cleared in starving horses probe

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state Livestock Board inspector took appropriate action when he was told about four dying horses at a Las Lunas auction, but has been reprimanded for how he dealt with animal welfare group members, the board’s director said....

DOE awards management contract for WIPP

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A new group of contractors will be taking over management and operations of the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico later this year. The U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday it has...

Student says Albuquerque teacher used headlock

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in Albuquerque is on paid leave after a 12-year-old student accused him of grabbing him and putting him in a headlock. The 5th grade student at Mary Ann Binford Elementary School tells KOAT-TV...

NM state police plan DWI crackdown in 3 counties

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Carlsbad, n.m. (AP) — State Police plan to be out in force this weekend in three southeastern New Mexico counties. Drivers will see more officers on the highways and may come across checkpoints as officers fan out across Eddy, Chaves and Lea counties. State...

Ex-Sunland Park mayor-elect, police chief indicted

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Sunland Park’s former Mayor-elect Daniel Salinas and its former acting police Chief Luis F. Monarez both were indicted Thursday on bribery and conspiracy charges. A Dona Ana County grand jury indicted Salinas on 18 criminal...

Albuquerque police shoot rifle-wielding man

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a dispute over drugs ended with an officer shooting an armed man in southeast Albuquerque. The man was undergoing surgery Thursday at UNM Hospital. Police didn’t release his name but said he has an extensive...

Panel proposes stricter NM horse racing standards

April 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Racing Commission wants to adopt stricter standards for horse racing and betting to help ensure the integrity of the sport. The commission announced Thursday that it has scheduled a public hearing May 2 on a proposal...