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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press

Associated Press - July 17, 2008 12:45 PM ET

SANTA FE (AP) - Work on the expansion of the Rail Runner Express commuter train system to Santa Fe has led Santa Fe Southern Railway to sue the state Department of Transportation. The lawsuit alleges the agency has graded and placed additional soil on railroad land without Santa Fe Southern's permission or approval.

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Gallup police have released the names of 2 of the three people killed in a rock slide at a makeshift homeless camp. Forty-1-year-old Randolph Begay and his girlfriend, 38-year-old Alvira Yazzie, both of Navajo, were trapped along with another man under a huge boulder. Police haven't released the name of the other victim.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - A member of the Carlsbad City Council has announced her departure. Lila King, who's been on the council for four months, says she and her husband will be moving in October. Mayor Bob Forrest says he won't name a replacement until October or November.

(AP) - The National Weather Service says thunderstorms will form over the high terrain as the day unfolds and drift slowly south, producing heavy rain that could lead to flooding. The same goes for tomorrow. Overall, areas from southwestern to northeastern New Mexico will be most favored and the northwestern and southeastern corners less likely to receive rain.

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