New Mexico News Minute

Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez is in Arizona today for political fundraising and to promote New Mexico's recently approved economic development tax cuts. The state is lowering its corporate income tax rate from 7.6 percent to 5.9 percent over five years.

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A homeless man who spent 19 years in prison for murdering his mother and a young nephew with an ax has been sentenced to more prison time for violating an order of protection. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Albert Lueras was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison for knocking on the door of the Alamogordo home where the killings took place in 1989.

ALCALDE, N.M. (AP) - Strawberries could be a new cash crop for farmers in northern New Mexico. New Mexico State University scientists currently are testing whether strawberries could survive the area's early spring freezes and grow in the area's soil.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque zoo is welcoming a new pair of snow leopard cubs. Zoo officials say that mother Kachina gave birth to the two healthy cubs on Friday. The cubs won't be put on public display for a few months. This is Kachina's sixth litter.

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