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New Mexico State defeats Louisiana Tech 83-73

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CORRECTS TO NEW MEXICO STATE – New Mexico State’s Tyrone Watson (45) jumps to block a shot by Louisiana Tech’s Kenyon McNeail (21) during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Ruston, La. (AP Photo/The News-Star, Arely D. Castillo) NO SALES RUSTON, La. (AP) — Wendell McKines scored 25 points and grabbed [&hellip...

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New Mexico pulls the brakes on river otters

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It was nearly 60 years ago on the Gila River. That’s the last time anyone had documented a river otter in New Mexico. A government trapper found the dead animal in a beaver trap he had set. Now, the chance of otters making any...

Man gets 15 years for fatal Santa Fe shooting

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a man and wounded a woman at a Santa Fe party in April has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Apolinar “Antonio” Islas-Hernandez expressed remorse, telling a judge he was on drugs and not in...

Man leads Hobbs police on high-speed chases

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A man who led police on three high-speed chases through portions of Hobbs and into parts of Texas is in police custody. Hobbs police tell the News-Sun that 32-year-old Lorenzo Sanchez was finally caught late Thursday after officers...

Albuquerque police worker accused of embezzlement

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A civilian who supervised the Albuquerque Police Department’s shooting range has been charged with pocketing thousands of dollars he received when he sold used shell casings to a recycling company. Dep. Chief Paul Feist told...

NM health dept. confirms Carlsbad dog had rabies

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The state health department has confirmed that a Carlsbad dog was infected with rabies after being bitten by a skunk and the family of its owners must now receive a series of rabies vaccine injections. The dog had been bitten by a wild...

New Mexico pulls the brakes on river otters

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The last documented case of an otter in New Mexico was in 1953 on the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico. Now, the chance of otters making any kind of a comeback in the upper reaches of the Gila is being put on hold indefinitely...

Albuquerque police ID man fatally shot in robbery

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz displays a gun Thursday Jan. 5, 2012, police said was similar to the one used by a masked burglary suspect before a police officer later shot and killed the suspect in a botched burglary in Albuquerque, N.M. Police said...

New Mexico celebrates 100th birthday

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s celebrated its 100th birthday Friday with a host of events that kicked off a yearlong Centennial party. Gov. Susana Martinez hosted a birthday party in the Capitol Rotunda, where she signed a proclamation declaring...

Bones found in drainage canal in Las Cruces

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the discovery of bones discovered in a drainage canal in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police say the bones were found Thursday in a drainage canal off west Amador Avenue. An inmate work crew found some bones...