ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Albuquerque may be confused about how a proposed soccer stadium will be funded because the ballot measure includes inconsistent language about financing for the city’s $50 million stadium bond proposal.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are drafting a plan to ease restrictions against retired police officers coming back to work, in an effort to add law enforcement officers across New Mexico in the midst of a labor shortage.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Amazon is eying the airport of New Mexico's most populous city as the site for construction of a new cargo facility.
City Council members on Monday formally proposed a lease agreement for Seattle-based Amazon to build a 30,750-square-foot cargo facility at the Albuquerque International Sunport.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who fell from a luxury suite at a university sports arena in Albuquerque onto concrete stairs below has been awarded $144,000 under a state-negotiated settlement, according to settlement documents obtained Monday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Monday cleared the way for hospitals to ration care if necessary, saying the state's health care system has yet to see a reprieve as the nursing shortage continues and as many patients with non-COVID-19 illnesses and those who have delayed care over the last year are now filling hospital beds.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man convicted of killing a decorated Army veteran at an Albuquerque ATM in 2016 will get a new trial.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the state Court of Appeals overturned the convictions of Matthew Chavez in a ruling earlier this month.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say road rage apparently triggered a fatal shooting discovered when officers responded to a crash.
A car's driver was pronounced dead Friday night at a hospital where he was taken when officers discovered he had gunshot wounds, Police Department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque grandmother has been arrested in connection with the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter two weeks ago.
The girl's father, Michael Garcia, was arrested shortly after the toddler's death on Oct.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories face a deadline Friday — be vaccinated or prepare to be fired.
A total of 114 workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory — the birthplace of the atomic bomb — are suing over the mandate, saying exemptions have been unduly denied and their constitutional rights are being violated by Triad National Security LLC, the contractor that runs the lab for the U.S.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is looking to hire more than 30 new state workers who will be part of its Occupational Safety and Health program.
The New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that it will be hosting hiring events next week in Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Albuquerque as the agency looks to expand its OSHA ranks.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The downtown Albuquerque headquarters of Bernalillo County is closed after someone fired shots at the property.
Bernalillo County officials say some upper atrium windows sustained damage from gunshots that came from the outside.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting an Albuquerque man after first wounding the man's service dog has been arrested in Gallup, Albuquerque police said Saturday.
Gallup police aided by state police arrested Xavier Marquez, 22, on Friday on a homicide warrant in the Sept.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit of a sampling of state government parking lots found numerous shortfalls in compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act but remedial steps, officials said.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council has adopted a resolution that acknowledges ongoing generational trauma caused by U.S. Indigenous boarding school policies and formalizes a commitment to work with Indigenous communities toward reconciliation and healing.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Progressive mayors are seeking reelection in New Mexico’s largest city and its fast-growing state capital as voting begins Tuesday, contending with challenges from Hispanic candidates from the more conservative wing of the Democratic Party.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot air balloons filled the Sunday morning sky over Albuquerque on the second day of the Balloon Fiesta, but two balloons hit power lines and caused a brief outage for some Public Service Company of New Mexico customers.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 2-year-old daughter, according to Albuquerque police.
They said 32-year-old Michael David Garcia was booked into jail early Saturday on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot-air balloons created a colorful tapestry against a blue sky Saturday in New Mexico’s largest city, kicking off a nine-day annual event that was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police will seek a murder charge against a man now that a woman has died of injuries suffered when she was doused with gasoline and set on fire Sept. 24.
Renee Benally, 42, died while being treated at a Texas burn center, department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said Friday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico's largest city said they were looking for a shooter who killed a neighbor and wounded his dog while they were out for a walk.
Shawn Lynch, 34, was walking his pit bull, Yessenia, last week when a neighbor with a history of violence yelled at him from a parked SUV, accusing him of looking at him the wrong way, according to an arrest warrant that Albuquerque police issued for the suspect this week.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is returning after a pandemic hiatus with plans to launch about 540 hot-air balloons in a stunning visual spectacle.
The nine-day event starts on Saturday in the predawn twilight with balloons of every shape and size inflating and lifting off with people aboard — weather permitting.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect accused of killing another Albuquerque man after the victim’s service dog was shot and wounded for reportedly barking at the gunman, police said.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s struggle with violent crime and escalating homelessness took center stage Monday as the three candidates running for mayor in New Mexico’s largest city faced off during a forum sponsored by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a passenger on a hot air balloon that crashed and killed five people in Albuquerque in June is suing the estate of the deceased pilot and the companies that operated the commercial balloon.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is being treated at a burn center after her male roommate allegedly doused her with gasoline and lit her on fire, according to police.
Police said 39-year-old Lawrence Sedillo was booked into jail Saturday on suspicion of aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.N. (AP) — Retirements of teachers and other public education employees in New Mexico spiked by 40% this year, and the pandemic is thought to be one of a number of possible causes for the spike, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they are investigating an incident that left a person with serious burns after someone doused the victim with gasoline and started a fire.
Police spokeswoman Rebecca Atkins told the Albuquerque Journal the victim was taken to the hospital Friday with “serious burns” but didn’t have any information about the patient’s condition.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — FBI agents have joined Albuquerque police in the search for a man who robbed a bank on the southwest side of the city.
The FBI says the white male 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 with a slender to medium build was wearing white-framed sunglasses when he entered the Bank of the West Thursday afternoon on Central Avenue SW.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials and the New Mexico United soccer team announced Thursday the terms of a long-term lease and development agreement should voters approve a stadium bond.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque city officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar as they research the history of a site where dozens of Native American boarding school students are believed to have been buried more than a century ago.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system.
Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon descended in the sky above Albuquerque, hit power lines and crashed into a busy intersection.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials say they are demanding additional oversight of a narrow slice of federal funding awarded to Albuquerque Public Schools following a criminal probe into a former employee.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city and other officials say they have a plan to address Albuquerque’s record homicides and other violent crime.
Mayor Tim Keller presented details of the plan Tuesday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's public transit system won't charge fares for riding buses during a 12-month experiment starting Jan. 1.
The City Council voted Monday night to approve the pilot program after previously deferring the vote several times.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former high-ranking Democratic state legislator and Albuquerque public school administrator has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and ethics violations in connection with an alleged kickback scheme, prosecutors said Monday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say an 18-year-old man shot and killed a panhandler in an unprovoked attack.
Authorities say Isaiah Luna was booked into Metro Detention Center on suspicion of murder several hours after the Sunday morning shooting.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials say they have not ruled out requiring proof of vaccination at next month's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
The annual hot air balloon festival is back after being canceled last year because of COVID-19.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A possible suspect has been detained in a homicide case Sunday in Albuquerque, police said.
They said officers responded to a call of a shooting about 10 a.m. When officers arrived, they reported finding a man dead in an intersection.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials in late June briefly opened a window to submit applications for lucrative licenses for pot production and then approved the only application received, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.
ALBUQUERQUE, N..M. (AP) — Albuquerque has paid a settlement of over $500,000 to a former police commander who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city.
The settlement ended the case right before a scheduled trial on the suit filed by John Sullivan, who formerly headed Albuquerque's police academy before he was demoted and then retired in 2018, KOAT-TV reported.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on the Albuquerque city clerk’s decision to deny Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales about $600,000 in public financing for his campaign for mayor.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico police officer who adopted a child from a pregnant woman he found using heroin in what has been held up as an alternative to abortion is pictured in uniform on an anti-abortion billboard without his permission, his superiors say.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bob Odenkirk is back shooting “Better Call Saul," six weeks after having a heart attack.
Odenkirk on Wednesday tweeted a photo of himself getting made up to play title character Saul Goodman in the AMC series, indicating that shooting had resumed on its sixth and final season.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a burglary at houses in northwest Albuquerque who has been arrested more than two dozen times on a variety of sex, fraud and burglary charges in New Mexico, Nevada and Washington state.
MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police said Tuesday they are investigating the fatal shooting of a 46-year-old suspect who fired at a SWAT team during a standoff with Albuquerque police.
The victim who fired multiple shots at officers responding to a domestic violence call at a residence in Moriarty Monday night was identified as Cimmeron Christy of Moriarty.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque has begun a program to give buprenorphine to people in jail who are already using it to treat their opioid addictions.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the buprenorphine maintenance program can provide an average of 22 inmates per day with the medication.