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State eyeing starving horses video from NM auction

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — State officials are investigating a New Mexico horse auction after a YouTube video surfaced showing a severely emaciated gray mare and another injured mare pawing at the ground. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Hq5Hfs) that the state Livestock Board began an investigation this week into the Southwest Livestock...

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Ex-Albuquerque officer cleared in 2009 shooting

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer fired for violating department procedure and lying to investigators was cleared Thursday by a grand jury for his role in a 2009 officer-involved shooting. A Bernalillo County grand jury ruled that...

Mountain residents concerned over Holloman AFB

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Mountain residents from the community of Weed say they’re in full support F-22s training at Holloman Air Force Base. They just want the base to work with them to knock off some of the exercises it’s doing over mountain...

State Supreme Court to hear Sunland Park case

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A victory of sorts for the mayor-elect of Sunland Park. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/HmwFZY ) reports the New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear Daniel Salinas’s appeal. Salinas’s attorney Joshua Spencer...

Albuquerque election rules may bar candidate

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque firefighter running for the state House may have to stay off the ballot or quit her job because of city rules. Albuquerque voters approved a charter provision in 1989 that prohibits Albuquerque city employees from...

APNewsBreak: $7M spaceport runway extension OK'd

March 30, 2012 • Business, State NewsComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 22, 2010, image shows Virgin Galactic’s White Knight Two mothership on the runway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. The nearly two-mile-long runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico will have to be extended to...

Albuquerque union ends payments after shootings

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police union said Thursday it will end its controversial practice of giving money to police officers who have been involved in shootings so they can afford to seek privacy outside the city after the incidents. The announcement...

Court upholds NM law in 'tax lightning' dispute

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a law capping residential property tax valuation increases until a home changes ownership. Had the court tossed out the law, it was possible that longtime New Mexico...

Colo. man missing after going running at NM resort

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have launched an air and ground search in the Gila National Forest for a 58-year-old Boulder, Colo., man who never returned from a run Tuesday. Police spokesman Robert McDonald said about 18 people on foot...

NM State Police detonate TNT found in Pojoaque

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police has detonated some dynamite found outside a storage facility in Pojoaque. State Police Lt. Robert McDonald says a security guard discovered the explosives Thursday in a small container at the Roadrunner RV...