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Most cases involving state police in Albuquerque dismissed

Dec. 13, 2019 11:58 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most of the cases involving a so-called surge of New Mexico State Police fighting crime in the Albuquerque have been dismissed, a KOAT-TV analysis has found. According to a detail examination of the case, the station found that 52% of them were tossed for a variety of reasons,...

Fowl move: Stolen chicken returned to elementary students

Dec. 13, 2019 12:29 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A school chicken stolen from a New Mexico elementary's coop has been returned unharmed. KOB-TV reports the chicken, Polka Dot, was returned to the students of Hodgin Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a man saw a story about the stolen bird. The man says some...

New Mexico zoo cares for endangered Mexican gray wolves

Dec. 13, 2019 12:11 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s zoo is celebrating the survival of one of three Mexican gray wolf pups born at the facility this year. ABQ BioPark officials say the pup has grown over the last several months and is becoming more curious and confident. The births of the pups in May marked the...

New Mexico appoints new natural resources trustee

Dec. 12, 2019 4:56 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has appointed a new trustee who will lead the state's efforts to ensure contaminated or damaged natural resources are restored and can benefit residents and visitors. The state Environment Department on Thursday announced the hiring of Maggie Hart Stebbins as New...

AP Exclusive: Jackson Wink MMA Academy offers naming rights

Dec. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jackson Wink MMA Academy, the storied mixed martial arts gym that has trained UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones and other notable fighters, will offer naming rights to its facility. Gym co-owner Greg Jackson told The Associated Press that he and fellow...

Albuquerque police: No injuries in school bus accident

Dec. 12, 2019 1:38 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A school bus carrying 25 children was involved in an accident on an Albuquerque freeway interchange Thursday but police said there were no reported injuries. The Police Department said a vehicle rear-ended the bus on a flyover ramp from eastbound Interstate 40 to northbound...

Woman accidentally calls DA investigator, gets needed walker

Dec. 12, 2019 12:05 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 84-year-old New Mexico woman's misdial meant for a medical supply store went to an investigator in a district attorney's office — and led to a new walker. KOB-TV reports Bernice Weems mistakenly called Kyle Hartsock with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s...

US seeks dismissal of New Mexico's immigration lawsuit

Dec. 11, 2019 9:20 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. lawyers want a judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties earlier this year by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States. New Mexico claimed in a lawsuit...

University of New Mexico hosts student chat with astronauts

Dec. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is hosting a live chat with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The school says hundreds of students grades kindergarten through high school are expected to pack UNM's Student Union Building in Albuquerque for Tuesday's event. Officials...

Albuquerque breaks homicide record amid worries over crime

Dec. 9, 2019 6:16 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city has broken its modern homicide record amid increasing concerns over violent crime and recent questions on how officials were calculating crime statistics. The city of Albuquerque confirmed that a man was found dead Sunday night in the southwest part of...