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Space Shuttle carrier flies over White Sands

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour has made its pass over White Sands Missile Range and NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in southern New Mexico. Endeavour is on a wistful, three-day, cross-country journey to California, where it will spend retirement. The shuttle left Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas, on top [&hellip...

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NM state police officer injured in crash

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HAGERMAN, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state police officer is hospitalized with head, neck and back injuries after he lost control of his patrol car while trying to avoid a big rig that drifted into his lane. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon on a state...

NM deputies kill armed man to rescue woman

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston says deputies shot and killed a knife-wielding man to rescue a woman. Houston released details about Thursday’s shooting during a news conference near the scene. The shooting happened in a...

Romney effort pulls 3 key staffers from NM

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the latest sign that Republicans are failing to gain traction in New Mexico, national party leaders are pulling three key staffers from their effort here to elect Mitt Romney. Party officials confirmed Wednesday that the GOP...

Board backs changes to teacher pension program

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state pension board is recommending that teachers and other educators contribute more to help shore up their retirement fund. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board endorsed the union-supported changes on a 4-3 vote Wednesday...

Guidelines eyed in Farmington immigrant checks

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An immigrant advocacy group is asking Farmington police to provide clear guidelines on when officers will ask for an individual’s immigration status. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Qmx5iN) that Somos un...

Bandelier assesses damage from paint truck crash

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials from Bandelier National Monument are assessing the mess left behind by a truck that spilled barrels of road striping paint when it plunged off a highway near Los Alamos. The truck was carrying about 2,200 gallons of paint...

2 fence workers killed on I-40 near Gallup

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say two workers have died and a third was injured after a recreational vehicle hit them on Interstate 40 near Gallup. State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says the Valley Fence Co. workers were preparing to...

NM woman wanted on child abuse charges in custody

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Deputies in Dona Ana County say a Mesquite woman wanted after her year-old son tested positive for cocaine has surrendered to authorities. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Jameson said Wednesday that 30-year-old Crystal Giron saw...

NM governor helps with adoption efforts

September 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A gallery of special portraits is planned for New Mexico State University’s Pan American Center that will highlight some of New Mexico’s foster children. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the Heart Gallery during a visit to...