Latest Albuquerque News

Grand jury indicts ex-lawmaker in alleged kickback scheme

Sep. 20, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former high-ranking Democratic state legislator and Albuquerque public school administrator has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and ethics violations in connection with an alleged kickback scheme, prosecutors said...

Albuquerque man accused of fatally shooting panhandler

Sep. 20, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say an 18-year-old man shot and killed a panhandler in an unprovoked attack. Authorities say Isaiah Luna was booked into Metro Detention Center on suspicion of murder several hours after the Sunday morning shooting. ...

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta still may alter COVID-19 protocol

Sep. 20, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials say they have not ruled out requiring proof of vaccination at next month's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The annual hot air balloon festival is back after being canceled last year because of COVID-19. ...

Police detain possible suspect in Albuquerque homicide case

Sep. 19, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A possible suspect has been detained in a homicide case Sunday in Albuquerque, police said. They said officers responded to a call of a shooting about 10 a.m. When officers arrived, they reported finding a man dead in an intersection. ...

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albuquerque Academy 42, Clayton 6 Centennial 35, Atrisco Heritage 12 Clovis Christian 53, Floyd 0 Eldorado 28, Santa Fe 12 Hope Christian 69, Grants 29 ...

Conceptual redistricting maps emerge from citizens board

Sep. 16, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A citizens advisory committee to the New Mexico Legislature on political redistricting endorsed a set of conceptual maps Thursday to circulate for public comment. The committee is forging toward an Oct. 15 deadline for outlining redistricting map...

University researchers analyze pretrial releases amid debate

Sep. 16, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Amid debate over New Mexico's system of releasing felony defendants, University of New Mexico research indicates that just under 5% of Albuquerque-area defendants awaiting trial commit violent crimes while free from jail. Findings from the...

Albuquerque lawmaker opts out of running for reelection

Sep. 14, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Debbie Armstrong has decided against running for reelection, saying Tuesday that she wanted to focus on her family and other projects. The Albuquerque Democrat has served four terms in the House of Representatives and is the chair of...

Police: Initial info indicates employee fatally shot robber

Sep. 14, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Preliminary information indicates an armed person attempting to rob a Subway restaurant in Albuquerque early Tuesday was fatally shot by an employee, the Albuquerque Police Department said. No additional information was released about the dead...

Last-minute cannabis license prompts calls for investigation

Sep. 12, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials in late June briefly opened a window to submit applications for lucrative licenses for pot production and then approved the only application received, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The Health Department's handling of...