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NM officials kill bear cub after store visit

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (1)

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A baby bear has been killed by New Mexico officials after she strolled into a hardware store and startled residents. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/qXswO1) that state Game and Fish officials killed the cub this week following her surprise visit to Record’s Hardware Store in Raton. A surveillance video caught the one-year-old bear...

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Donkey, dogs among candidates for NM town 'mayor'

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Apparently, there’s a lot of barking, pecking and galloping in one New Mexico town’s election. That’s because dogs, horses, a chicken, a donkey, and a pair of alpacas are among the candidates aiming to become...

Conviction upheld of NM mom in son's death

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction for a New Mexico mother who left her 26-year-old mentally disabled son dead on the bathroom floor in his own waste for an extended period of time. The Farming Daily Times reports...

Human remains, dead animals found in Deming home

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Deming police found human skeletal remains and a dead cat inside a pet carrier at a Deming home, along with seven other severely neglected animals. KVIA-TV (http://bit.ly/p2EV2o ) in El Paso reports neighbors called Adult Protective...

Big, metal dog about to take its place in Santa Fe

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — You won’t be able to miss this pooch. A huge, metal dog is about to be erected in a Santa Fe park. Yard Dog, is a 1,200 pound, 20-foot-long, 12-foot-high, 6-foot-wide corrugated sheet-metal sculpture that will be installed Friday...

WWII 'loyalty hearing' courtroom to be dedicated

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Fort Missoula courtroom that was used to hold “loyalty hearings” for more than 1,000 Japanese nationals living in the U.S. during World War II has been restored and will be dedicated this weekend. The Post Headquarters...

Proposal increases critical habitat for rare frog

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Critical habitat for a rare spotted frog found in Arizona and New Mexico would increase under a proposal by federal wildlife officials. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a plan to add 331 acres in New Mexico, bringing...

Veto showdown, court fight looms on redistricting

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats in the Legislature appear heading for a veto showdown with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over proposals for changing the boundaries of House and Senate districts. If no redistricting plans are enacted, the fight shifts to...

Obama to outline plan overriding education law

September 22, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — States are about to get some guidance from President Barack Obama about how they can get around provisions in the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law — a step the administration has undertaken to effectively gut the law since Congress had...

Beaten NM baby had marijuana in system

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A toxicology report says a 17-month-old girl allegedly beaten to death by a 24-year-old man just outside Espanola in March had marijuana in her bloodstream, and it probably wasn’t from secondhand smoke. The Albuquerque Journal...