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Branson and NM officials dedicate space terminal

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

Guests stand outside the new Spaceport America hangar Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 in Upham, N.M. British billionaire Richard Branson dedicated the newly completed terminal Monday where his Virgin Galactic is slated to begin his commercial space tourism venture from the remote patch of desert in Sierra County. (AP Photo/Matt York) UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — With...

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New Mexico killing still baffling police, family

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The murder mystery of a man who owned a ghost town near the New Mexico-Arizona line remains unsolved four months after he was found shot to death, and investigators say the case has stalled. “We need help,” said Capt. Ryan...

Light earthquake strikes near Los Alamos lab

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck around 20 miles from Los Alamos National Laboratory. The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. It was centered nine miles north of Santa Fe and hit around 19...

Fugitive wanted for Ohio killing arrested in NM

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted to connection with the death of an Ohio woman has been arrested by federal officials outside of Taos, N.M. U.S. Marshals in New Mexico announced Monday that John Pritchard was arrested Friday after authorities received a tip...

Cops: NM mom allowed daughter, friend to smoke pot

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is facing charges after police said she allowed her daughter and her daughter’s friend to drink and smoke pot. Albuquerque police said Starr Trujillo was arrested Sunday and the girls, both 14, were taken...

Santa Clara Pueblo reopens site after fire

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA CLARA, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Clara Pueblo has reopened its Puye (POO’-yee) Cliff Dwellings. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/p8IIT0) that the pueblo reopened the historic site this weekend after it spend most of the summer keeping uncharred land...

Police probe Albuquerque apartment invasion

October 18, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they’re investigating a possible home invasion involving an elderly resident of an Albuquerque apartment. Police officers were dispatched about 3:15 p.m. Sunday after a woman police describe as about...

Police probe Albuquerque apartment invasion

October 17, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they’re investigating a possible home invasion involving an elderly resident of an Albuquerque apartment. Police officers were dispatched about 3:15 p.m. Sunday after a woman police describe as about...

Farmington man’s life prison sentence is upheld

October 17, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a Farmington resident almost four years ago in a car theft will remain in prison for life. That’s even after the case was remanded back to district court following an order from the New Mexico Supreme...

Arizona man arrested in stabbing of 2 NM men

October 17, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man has been arrested in the stabbing of two men at a party in New Mexico. Farmington police say 25-year-old Michael Buck is being held on suspicion of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, auto burglary and tampering...