Latest Albuquerque News

Wife of candidate Joe Biden to raise money in New Mexico

Jul. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is scheduled to visit New Mexico for a campaign fundraising events. The campaign said Jill Biden plans to attend fundraising events on Friday in Santa Fe and Saturday in Albuquerque. Further details were unavailable. In 2016,...

Woman sentenced to 30 years for killing of mother-in-law

Jul. 23, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman faces 30 years in prison for convictions for second-degree murder and other crimes stemming from the killing of her mother-in-law. KOB-TV reports that Alissa Bickett was sentenced Tuesday in the 2018 killing of 65-year-old Marilyn Gandert whose stabbed and...

Albuquerque plans shift from in-state police recruitment

Jul. 23, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller says the city will shift police recruitment efforts away from targeting officers in other departments in the state. The Albuquerque Journals reported Monday that the city aims to now attract 100 new recruits each year from schools and other states...

New Mexico's 'moon trees' planted after Apollo 14 are lost

Jul. 23, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten, according to officials at the locations where the trees were planted decades ago. Officials at New Mexico sites where the trees...

UFC's Jon Jones disputes strip club waitress' assault claim

Jul. 22, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is denying allegations that he assaulted a waitress in a New Mexico strip club. Denise White, a representative for Jones, said in a statement Monday that he is confident he will be cleared of the "baseless claim." According to White, the...

New Mexico deputies fatally shoot woman near Albuquerque

Jul. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office says a woman was fatally shot after multiple deputies fired at her during a domestic violence call. Undersheriff Rudy Mora told reporters early Monday the woman was shot after she jumped out of an RV and "aggressively approached" the deputies....

Police: Transgender woman accused of killing Albuquerque man

Jul. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a transgender woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man. Albuquerque police say 25-year-old Tyrone Benito — who also is known as Beverly or Bev — was booked into jail Saturday night on suspicion of murder and tampering with...

Standoff with suspect at Albuquerque mobile home park ends

Jul. 21, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a long standoff with a suspect at a mobile home park in Albuquerque has ended. Albuquerque police say they were able to peacefully get a suspect out of a home around 9 p.m. Saturday. They say the suspect was arrested for a felony charge of domestic violence. Police...

New Mexico utility seeks feedback on closure of coal plant

Jul. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In what's expected to be a long, contentious process, a few dozen people gathered recently in Albuquerque for the first public meeting hosted by Public Service Co. of New Mexico on the planned shutdown of its coal-fired power plant. PNM, the state's largest electric utility, is...

Judge strikes down Albuquerque's panhandling ordinance

Jul. 20, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge says Albuquerque's panhandling ordinance restricts free speech and is unconstitutional. The Albuquerque ordinance's language had prohibited panhandlers from standing on sidewalks and medians in the city's streets to solicit motorists, with the sponsor saying it was intended...