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Austrian pilot eyes record space plunge to Roswell

February 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell may be getting a new visitor from space. The website of Red Bull announced Tuesday that daredevil adventurer Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team are headed to Roswell for the final planning of a 23-mile plunge. Baumgartner. a 42-year-old Austrian, is aiming to be the first person to [&hellip...

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NM Supreme Court hears redistricting appeal

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday waded into a political dispute over legislative redistricting that could influence elections for the coming decade and may help determine whether Republicans can win a majority in the state House...

Environmentalists sue over trapping in New Mexico

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists filed a lawsuit Tuesday against wildlife managers over their decision last summer to lift a trapping ban in southwestern New Mexico where the federal government is reintroducing Mexican gray wolves. WildEarth...

Southeast NM school district under fire

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Reserve Superintendent Christina Rigtrup is under fire after state documents shows that her small southeastern New Mexico school district has suffered from unsupervised classrooms and unlicensed personnel. KOAT-TV reports...

Kidnapping suspects flee after Las Cruces standoff

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities are looking for two men following a barricade situation in Las Cruces. KFOX-TV in El Paso and the Las Cruces-Sun News reports the Monday evening standoff inside a Las Cruces home ended after a few hours....

Albuquerque PD investigating dead body

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police detectives are investigating the discovery of dead body in a northeast area of the city. Police have not indicated if the death is a homicide, but the violent crimes unit was called to the scene near Pennsylvania...

Fired Albuquerque officer in Levi case may return

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fired Albuquerque officer accused of lying about his involvement in a case with a fellow officer charged with murdering his wife may be getting his job back. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ADBDhv) that a hearing...

Cellphone video catches Albuquerque police beating

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have launched an internal investigation after a video seen on YouTube shows an officer punching a detainee. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/A51xuF ) that officials said they still have to look at lapel camera...

Rail cars go off the tracks in Clovis

February 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Ten rail cars rolled off the tracks at the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway’s Clovis yard. A spokesman for BNSF tells the Clovis News Journal (http://bit.ly/wZzvxS ) there were no injuries or spills reported. The derailment...

NM man arrested in estranged wife’s 1987 death

February 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife in Albuquerque almost 25 years ago. Albuquerque police say Ronald A. Brewington was taken into custody Monday in the San Francisco...