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Lawmaker questions New Mexico AG's handling of solar case

Jul. 23, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’ handling of a now-settled case involving a large solar installation company has spurred a request from a state lawmaker for an investigation. Rep. Daymon Ely is asking State Auditor Brian Colón,...

Albuquerque official: 3 dead in flash flood was worst ever

Jul. 23, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A flash flood warning was issued Friday in the south Albuquerque area, a day after a fire official called the apparent drownings of three men in rushing water following thunderstorms the deadliest such incident in the agency’s history. ...

316 people are shot every day in America. Here are 5 stories

Jul. 23, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and videos of their lost loved ones. Behind the statistics and the political blame game over rising gun violence are the victims. The...

3rd body found in wake of storms, flooding in Albuquerque

Jul. 22, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters believe they have located a third person who went missing after being swept into an arroyo as a result of storms in Albuquerque. Albuquerque Fire Department spokesman Tom Ruiz said Thursday that crews recovered a body in the washout...

ABQ BioPark welcomes new baby hippo

Jul. 22, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The ABQ BioPark has a new family member. Zoo officials announced this week that Karen, a 19-year-old Nile hippopotamus, gave birth to a healthy baby on Monday. The zoo did not say the sex of the baby. But the hippopotamus...

2 bodies recovered, 1 person missing in Albuquerque flooding

Jul. 21, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two bodies were recovered Wednesday and the search continued for one other person swept into an arroyo after storms hit Albuquerque, authorities said. Firefighters pulled a man’s body from the end of a diversion channel on Wednesday morning...

Image-building a expensive process in utility merger effort

Jul. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico poured more than $1 million into advertising from March through June to sell the public on its proposed merger with Avangrid. Included among four bills to PNM from the Albuquerque marketing firm 3 Advertising is...

Man in hospital gown found dead inside New Mexico police car

Jul. 18, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque are investigating the death of a man seen dressed in a hospital gown whose body was later found in a campus police car. Albuquerque TV station KOB reports that surveillance video Saturday showed the man wandering over to...

Agency: State to take over operations of 2 private prisons

Jul. 17, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to convert two privately run state prisons in rural areas into facilities operated by the Department of Corrections, the agency says. The department said Friday that it will take over operations of the Northwest New Mexico...

Appellate court judge to fill New Mexico high court vacancy

Jul. 16, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Court of Appeals Judge Briana Zamora has been named to the New Mexico Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Barbara Vigil. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced the appointment Friday.. The governor...