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Court reviews gun-carry restrictions under health order in New Mexico, as states explore options

Oct. 03, 2023 00:24 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Restrictions on carrying guns in public that are tied to an emergency public health order are going under the legal microscope Tuesday in New Mexico, where the Democratic governor is testing the boundaries of her authority and constitutional law in response to violent...

New Mexico's governor tests positive for COVID-19, reportedly for the 3rd time in 13 months

Oct. 02, 2023 18:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has tested positive for COVID-19 again, reportedly for the third time in 13 months. Her office said Monday that the Democratic lawmaker tested positive Sunday, but is experiencing minimal symptoms and will be working...

Wyoming uses 2 long scores in the 3rd quarter to beat New Mexico 35-26

Sep. 30, 2023 21:14 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Harrison Waylee rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown, Andrew Peasley contributed two touchdowns, and Wyoming beat New Mexico 35-26 on Saturday in a Mountain West Conference opener for both teams. Wyoming (4-1) has won seven of its last 11 conference openers...

New Mexico man charged with attempted murder in shooting at protest over Spanish conquistador statue

Sep. 29, 2023 16:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man was charged Friday with attempted murder in a shooting that wounded one person at a protest over plans to install a statue of a Spanish conquistador outside government offices in the city of Española. Defendant Ryan David Martinez, from...

A man is shot and wounded as tempers flare in New Mexico over the statue of a Spanish conquistador

Sep. 28, 2023 23:19 PM EDT

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Chaos erupted Thursday as a gunshot rang out during a protest in northern New Mexico where officials had planned to install a statue of Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate, an event that county officials had already postponed anticipating that tempers would flare. ...

Teen testifies about boy's death and firearms training at New Mexico compound

Sep. 27, 2023 23:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With his hand placed on his son's neck, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj recited verses of the Quran as part of a ritual meant to rid the toddler of evil spirits that Wahhaj and members of his extended family believed were causing the boy's ailments. The ritual known as...

New Mexico trial begins over allegations that Democrats tried to dilute votes with redistricting map

Sep. 27, 2023 22:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Accusations that New Mexico's Democratic-led Legislature unfairly diluted the vote of a politically conservative oil-producing region with its redistricting map went to trial on Wednesday. The trial’s outcome is likely to have a big influence on which party...

Chinese immigrant workers sue over forced labor at illegal marijuana operation on Navajo land

Sep. 27, 2023 20:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Chinese immigrant workers allege they were lured to northern New Mexico under false pretenses and forced to work 14 hours a day trimming marijuana on the Navajo Nation where cultivating the plant is illegal, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state court. ...

Abduction and terrorism trial after boy found dead at New Mexico compound opens with mom's testimony

Sep. 27, 2023 02:58 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors presented tearful testimony Tuesday from the mother of a sickly toddler who was whisked away from his Georgia home by relatives without her permission to a remote desert encampment in northern New Mexico where he died. Four family...

Safe Haven Baby Box used in New Mexico for 1st time as newborn boy dropped off at a fire station

Sep. 26, 2023 19:03 PM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — It’s called the “Save Haven Baby Box,” and city officials in Hobbs credit it with saving the life of a newborn boy. An anonymous woman surrendered her baby at a Hobbs’ fire station Saturday afternoon, with the box used for the first time in New Mexico. ...