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Teens tell PD robbing gave them thrills

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of suspected teenage robbers say they stole for the thrill of it. Santa Fe authorities think the 15 and 17-year-olds are responsible for 15 car burglaries in a couple of residential areas. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says parents helped deputies locate stolen property linked back to [&hellip...

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NM Rep. Rhonda King not seeking re-election

March 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Rhonda King of Stanley says she will not seek re-election to another two-year term. King made the announcement Wednesday. She is the latest of several lawmakers who say they won’t seek re-election. King says...

Fed prisoners leave Sandoval jail after suicides

March 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 200 federal prisoners are being transferred out of the Sandoval County Detention Center to other jails in New Mexico but federal authorities aren’t saying why. The U.S. Marshals District of New Mexico announced...

Feds close cattle gate at NM port of entry

March 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — The livestock gate at one of the international ports of entry in southern New Mexico is closed now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting its veterinarians from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The agency cites safety...

Governor approves tax break for hiring veterans

March 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new state law will offer a tax break to encourage businesses to hire veterans who recently left the military and New Mexico also will give an advantage to veteran-owned businesses bidding on government contracts. Gov. Susana Martinez...

Police: 4 Belen students found with weapons

March 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — Belen police say four students are facing long-term suspensions and possible expulsion after they were caught with weapons on school grounds. School Superintendent Ron Marquez tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/zHfEKv ) that any...

2 Army Reserve brothers set to become US citizens

March 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers assigned with the U.S. Army Reserve and originally from the Philippines are set to become U.S. citizens. Rashniv and Odini Ramos are scheduled Wednesday to be naturalized during a special ceremony at the New Mexico...

Groups appeal shale gas drilling in San Juan Basin

March 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging the Bureau of Land Management over findings related to potential impacts of a major drilling proposal in northwestern New Mexico’s San Juan Basin. WildEarth Guardians and the San Juan...

At 97, Penasco woman still a devoted UNM Lobos fan

March 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Patty Sahd enjoys the game as she sits with her son Ted Sahd in the seats that her late husband picked out years ago at the Pit on Feb. 29, 2012, in Albuquerque, NM. Sahd, 97, is probably the oldest Lobo fan still going to the games in the Pit. Sahd travels...

Man who ran daycare center accused of raping girls

March 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Several women are accusing a 71-year-old New Mexico man of raping them when they were little girls. KOAT-TV of Albuquerque reports (http://bit.ly/wJe23j) that Edward Quintana of Las Vegas, who used to run a daycare center, is already...