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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 by New Mexico wildlife officials. The [&hellip...

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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...

New Mexico pulls the brakes on river otters

January 7, 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 27-year prison term in Clovis rape case

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An illegal immigrant from Mexico has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for the kidnapping and rape of a Clovis woman. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Jesus Oscar Dominguez was convicted in September by a Curry County jury, but sentencing...

APS superintendent gets 1-year contract extension

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education has approved a one-year contract extension for superintendent Winston Brooks. That means Brooks’ current contract continues through June 30, 2015. Board members completed an...

‘West Mesa murders’ website launched to yield tips

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This screen shot taken from the Albuquerque Police Dept. www.helpuscatchakiller.com was launched by Albuquerque police in the hunt for a serial killer who killed eleven women, and buried them on the city’s west side. Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz...

Judge dismisses most claims in gay bias lawsuit

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has dismissed most of the claims in a lawsuit by two women who alleged their daughter’s teacher discriminated against the girl because her parents are gay. Shannon Peterson and Jessica Bissell sued the Rio Rancho...

Boxer Mayweather sidesteps Vegas jail until June

January 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Floyd Mayweather Jr. drives away from his attorney’s office, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. The 34-year-old fighter had been scheduled to turn himself in Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence imposed last month but avoided the jail time...