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New Mexico judge rejects request to compel new testimony from movie armorer in Alec Baldwin trial

Jun. 21, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge denied a request Friday to use immunity to compel testimony from a movie set armorer in the involuntary manslaughter trial of actor Alec Baldwin who fatally shot a cinematographer during rehearsal for the Western movie “Rust." Armorer...

Escape from killer New Mexico wildfire was 'absolute sheer terror,’ says woman who fled the flames

Jun. 21, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

Belinda Bukovitz was jolted into action by the sound of police outside her home shouting through a loudspeaker: “Go now, go now, go now!” Realizing this was not like other wildfires that had threatened her mountain village before, she, her husband, son and two cats bundled into three separate...

Shiny monolith removed from mountains outside Las Vegas. How it got there still is a mystery

Jun. 21, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A strange monolith found jutting out of the rocks in a remote mountain range near Las Vegas has been taken down by authorities. How it got there is still unsolved. “It remains unknown how the item got to its location or who might be...

The Supreme Court rejects a settlement in a water dispute between New Mexico and Texas

Jun. 21, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a settlement between Western states over the management of one of North America’s longest rivers. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the water-sharing deal between Texas and New Mexico can't go through because the...

Rain helps 1,000 firefighters slow big New Mexico blazes as Biden approves disaster relief

Jun. 20, 2024 23:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters in New Mexico took advantage of a break in the weather on Thursday to get the upper hand — for now — on a pair of wildfires that have killed two people, destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands to flee. President Joe...

Floodwaters inundate Minnesota towns while another storm transformed New Mexico village into a lake

Jun. 20, 2024 19:58 PM EDT

COOK, Minn. (AP) — Several small-town tourist meccas in northern Minnesota have been inundated by floodwaters after a deluge of rain earlier this week, while another powerful storm turned a New Mexico village into a lake. In St. Louis County, Minnesota — the home of Duluth —...

New Mexico wildfire claims second life, while rain offers hope of relief

Jun. 19, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Heavy rain and hail fell Wednesday around an evacuated village in New Mexico threatened by wildfires that have killed at least two people and damaged more than 1,400 structures, offering the hope of some assistance for firefighters but adding the threat of high winds and...

At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says

Jun. 19, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of southern New Mexico residents fled a mountainous village as a wind-whipped wildfire tore through homes and other buildings, and killed at least one person. Officials warned the danger isn't over. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a...

At least 1 person has died in a New Mexico wildfire that has forced thousands to evacuate, governor's office says

Jun. 18, 2024 21:21 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At least 1 person has died in a New Mexico wildfire that has forced thousands to evacuate, governor's office says.

New Mexico governor declares a state of emergency after wildfires damage at least 500 structures in mountainous Ruidoso

Jun. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico governor declares a state of emergency after wildfires damage at least 500 structures in mountainous Ruidoso.