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Police: NM woman stole PTO funds

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is facing charges after police said she embezzled more $15,000 from an elementary school’s PTO fund. Albuquerque police said that Amy Morrison, a past president of the Painted Sky Elementary PTO, was arrested Friday. According to police, the current PTO president noticed the money missing and started...

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The Very Large Array seeking new name

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — The Very Large Array of New Mexico, one of the most famous radio telescopes on earth, is seeking a new name. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory announced this week that it’s accepting ideas for a new name from the public...

Cops: NM woman stabs boyfriend for not buying beer

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after sheriff’s deputies said she stabbed her boyfriend for not buying her another 40-ounce bottle of beer. Dona Ana Sheriff’s office said Friday that Alexa Monet Rodriguez was...

NASA books 1st flight from New Mexico spaceport

October 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NASA has booked a charter suborbital flight from Virgin Galactic’s spaceport operations in southern New Mexico. Virgin Galactic announced Thursday that the agreement calls for NASA to charter a full flight from the company,...

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Taos man

October 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A suspect is in custody in the shooting death of a Taos man while each was in a separate hunting party in the Carson National Forest near Embudo. The Taos News reports that 67-year-old Gilbert Sanchez was arrested Thursday on suspicion of...

New director hired for NM Game and Fish Department

October 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The State Game Commission has selected Jim Lane of Rio Rancho as the new director of New Mexico’s Game and Fish Department. Lane has worked three years for the department and is chief of the Wildlife Management Division....

NM official changes view on contribution cap

October 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top elections administrator has reversed course on how candidates and political committees must deal with newly imposed limits on campaign contributions. At issue is whether candidates can receive the maximum...

Los Alamos moving forward on nuke lab

October 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory is moving forward with plans to build a controversial $5.8 billion nuclear lab. The National Nuclear Security Administration Thursday issued the formal orders needed to begin taking bids for final...

Prosecutor appeals judicial misconduct case

October 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The prosecutor who accused a Las Cruces judge of funneling bribes for judicial appointments to former Gov. Bill Richardson has leveled a new round of accusations, this time calling into question the actions of the state’s top...

Albuquerque zoo lion battling cancer euthanized

October 14, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year old African lion at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, who had been struggling with cancer, has died. Zoo officials announced Thursday that Sarah was euthanized Wednesday after she became lethargic and refused to eat. Officials...