Local News
6:33 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Mexican Wolf Back In Captivity After Weeks In Wild

After just three weeks in the wild, federal wildlife managers say a male Mexican gray wolf was captured in New Mexico and removed from the wild after he failed to catch the attention of a breeding female.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the male wolf — dubbed No. 1133 — was intended as a new mate for the Bluestem pack's alpha female. His release in early January was timed to coincide with early-season breeding activities.

The Arizona pack wanted nothing to do with the male wolf, and it ended up wandering into New Mexico.

Local News
6:32 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Martinez Pushes For Exemptions For Military Pensions

Gov. Susana Martinez is urging New Mexico lawmakers to pass legislation that will provide a 25 percent exemption on military pensions beginning in 2014, phasing into a 100 percent exemption by 2017.

A similar proposal last year didn't make it out of the state Legislature.

Martinez made the latest request Monday while visiting the Albuquerque Veterans' Memorial.

Military retirees currently living in New Mexico are fully taxed on their pension income.

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Local News
6:31 am
Tue February 5, 2013

NM Teen Indicted In Deaths Of Family Members

A grand jury has indicted a New Mexico teenager in the shooting deaths of his parents and three younger siblings.

The indictment against 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego was returned by the grand jury Monday. The charges include five counts of first-degree murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death.

Griego is being held without bond at the Juvenile Detention Center in Albuquerque.

The teen was arrested Jan. 20 after Bernalillo County Sheriff's detectives say he shot his parents and siblings in their home in a rural area south of Albuquerque.

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Local News
6:27 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Democrats propose pay equity measure in New Mexico

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  Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation they say will expand protections against wage discrimination based on gender.

Rep. Brian Egolf, a Santa Fe Democrat, said Monday the proposal is modeled after a 2009 federal pay equity law.

The state legislation would allow New Mexicans to file lawsuits for wage discrimination in a state court rather than having to go to federal court.

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Local News
6:15 am
Tue February 5, 2013

NM Gets Grant To Help Tribes Avoid Financial Fraud

New Mexico has been awarded a $50,000 grant to help American Indian residents avoid financial and investment fraud.

Tribes in New Mexico and across the country are expected to receive cash payments in the coming months thanks to a $3.4 billion settlement with the federal government over allegations that land trust royalties were mismanaged.

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Around the Nation
5:53 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Tuba Players Take Valentine's Day Requests

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:47 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montage. As one considers the many ways of wooing a beloved on Valentine's Day, the ungainly tuba and its deep bass sound are not the most obviously romantic. Still, a dozen tuba players at the University of Memphis in cute red vests and bow ties are offering a tuba serenade that will at least bring smiles. Their fee includes chocolates, a card, and two classic tunes like "My Girl" and "My Guy."

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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Asia
5:43 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Osama Bin Laden's Hideout City Plans Makeover

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:47 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Abbottabad, Pakistan became world famous in 2011. Osama bin Laden was killed at his hiding place there. Now, the city plans an image makeover. It plans a family-friendly amusement park. The Hazara Heritage Park and Amusement City will include restaurants, mini golf, a butterfly zoo and a lake. A lawmaker tells the Guardian newspapers the park should reassure the world the city is not full of militants and is safe.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

The Two-Way
5:41 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Dramatic End To Alabama Hostage Standoff Took Careful Planning

Law enforcement officials, including some from the FBI, near the scene of the hostage situation in Midland City, Ala., on Friday.
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Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 7:29 pm

  • From the NPR Newscast: Dan Carsen reports

(We updated the top of this post with new material at 9:50 a.m. ET.)

As more becomes known about how authorities on Monday rescued an almost-6-year-old boy named Ethan from his nearly week-long captivity in an Alabama bunker with a gunman, some fascinating details are emerging.

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The Two-Way
5:40 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Book News: Mary Ingalls May Not Have Gone Blind From Scarlet Fever

Mary Ingalls, the sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, went blind from illness at age 14.
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Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 12:30 pm

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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NPR Story
4:10 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Texas Court Of Inquiry To Decide If Prosecutor Lied

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:47 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

In Texas, a court of inquiry has been convened to consider prosecuting a Texas judge. He's Ken Anderson. He used to be the district attorney in Williamson County, Texas, and he could face criminal charges for concealing exculpatory evidence. That's evidence that could clear a defendant of guilt. The inquiry concerns his conduct during what has become an infamous case - the prosecution and conviction of Michael Morton. Morton was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife. NPR's Wade Goodwin reports.

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