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Roommate facing charges after fatal NM stabbing

January 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in Dona Ana County say a man is facing an open count of murder and tampering with evidence charges after he allegedly stabbed his roommate. Investigators say 29-year-old Manuel Ortega was booked into the county jail early Sunday after 30-year-old Marcos Tucker was stabled with a knife. The men [&hellip...

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Study measures NMSU system’s economic impact

January 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new report says the New Mexico State University system had a gross domestic product of $902 million in 2010. The Albuquerque Journal reports that (http://bit.ly/wirbBZ ) university President Barbara Couture says the report produced...

No environmental study needed for Spaceport road

January 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An in-depth environmental review of a proposed southern road to Spaceport America in New Mexico won’t be required after all. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/zPGUVZ) that Spaceport and county officials recently...

Ex-Episcopal Bishop named to Catholic Church post

January 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former Episcopal Church bishop for New Mexico and west Texas has been named to a Roman Catholic Church post overseeing former Episcopalians across the U.S. Jeffrey Steenson resigned as Episcopal Bishop of the Rio Grande in 2007 and...

Anthony, NM, man fatally stabbed, suspect arrested

January 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in Dona Ana County say a family fight led to a man’s fatal stabbing and a suspect has been arrested. Sheriff’s officials say in a news release that 30-year-old Anthony resident Marcus Tucker was...

NM woman not letting cancer stop paddleboard treks

January 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The cliches of cancer are all about the fight, but conflict isn’t anything Michele Baldwin, who is 45 and a Buddhist, cares to spend her time on. She’s more interested in dying well and leaving a legacy for her three...

Former spaceport director lands Florida job

January 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRICES, N.M. (AP) — The former director of New Mexico’s Spaceport America has landed a job directing an economic development organization in Florida. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/yrBqMO ) that Rick Homans landed the job as CEO...

New Mexico State defeats Louisiana Tech 83-73

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

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...

New Mexico pulls the brakes on river otters

January 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

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 (0)

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...