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New Mexico State takes 48-45 win over Fresno State

November 14, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

Fresno State’s Robbie Rouse pounces on a loose football during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski) LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — With 1:50 left, Matt Christian connected with Taveon Rogers on a 37-yard touchdown pass to lift [&hellip...

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Death of NM State student appears natural

November 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities at New Mexico State University say the death of a 19-year-old student from Albuquerque appears to be the result of a seizure. University Deputy Chief Stephen Lopez tells the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/u3tpjh )...

City probe clears Albuquerque officer in shooting

November 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s independent investigator has cleared a police officer of wrongdoing in the shooting of a mentally ill man last year. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/t5aZYs ) that the city’s Police Oversight...

Fall arrives late in some Southwestern pockets

November 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forests throughout the Southwest are growing quiet as the season for bugling elk comes to an end. The aspens in the high country and cottonwoods in the valleys are dropping their golden leaves, and snow has dusted mountain tops in...

Berlusconi faces future of legal, business woes

November 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 file photo, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves from a balcony of Rome’s Campidoglio City Hall overlooking the Roman Forum, where the EU Constitution was signed by the representatives of 25 countries on...

Cannon Air Force Base to get housing overhaul

November 12, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Cannon Air Force Base is finalizing plans for a major overhaul of base housing that should help ease a shortage of affordable housing in the Clovis area. The plans are part of a $470 million deal approved by the U.S. Air...

NMSU eager to put losing season behind

November 12, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Coming off its first losing season since 2004-05, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team can’t get back on the court soon enough. While the Aggies lost their leading scorer from last year’s 16-17 team, NMSU...

Clovis man gets 9 years on felony drug charges

November 12, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Possession with intent to distribute cocaine has landed a Clovis man in prison for nine years. The district attorney’s office says 31-year-old Melvin Payton was sentenced Thursday on felony drug charges. Payton was arrested Feb. 4....

Head of state’s medical marijuana program quits

November 12, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the New Mexico’s medical marijuana program has quietly resigned and nobody is saying why. A state health department spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that Dominick Zurlo gave the state his notice about two weeks ago....

Cops: NM dad in DWI crash just released from jail

November 12, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her two children have been killed in a rollover after her husband, drunk and fresh out of jail, crashed their car. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/vWoHLi) that the crash Wednesday night in Valencia County...