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New Mexico considers roasted chile as official state aroma

Feb. 01, 2023 16:34 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sweet smell of green chile roasting on an open flame permeates New Mexico every fall, wafting from roadside stands and grocery store parking lots and inducing mouth-watering visions of culinary wonders. Now one state lawmaker says it's time for...

Alec Baldwin scheduled for court on charges in set death

Feb. 01, 2023 15:23 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin’s first court appearance has been set as he confronts accusations of firearm safety failures and involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set. A New Mexico court on Wednesday scheduled Baldwin and...

Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Jan. 31, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday. Santa Fe District Attorney...

Prosecutor in New Mexico files criminal charges in fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin

Jan. 31, 2023 15:51 PM EST
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutor in New Mexico files criminal charges in fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin.

New Mexico candidate indicted in drive-by shooting case

Jan. 31, 2023 11:30 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A political newcomer who lost his bid for the New Mexico statehouse has been indicted on charges of allegedly orchestrating a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of Democratic officials. A Bernalillo County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment...

Proposed utility merger in New Mexico prompts recusal

Jan. 30, 2023 18:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the governor’s picks for a powerful regulatory commission has recused himself from any decisions involving a proposed multibillion-dollar merger between a U.S. subsidiary of global energy giant Iberdrola and New Mexico’s largest electric utility. ...

Rare southern New Mexico butterfly now an endangered species

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has named the Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly in New Mexico as an endangered species, an environmental group said Monday. The orange and dark-brown butterfly is found only in high-elevation meadows in the...

New Mexico losing 3rd public education secretary in 4 years

Jan. 29, 2023 12:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s third public education secretary in four years has announced his retirement, saying he has a critical need to focus on his family and his health. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Kurt Steinhaus last day of work was Friday. He joined the...

Police: Two teens shot, one killed, in southwest Albuquerque

Jan. 28, 2023 15:31 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico's largest city were searching Saturday for the suspects in an overnight shooting that left one teen dead and another critically injured. Both teens were shot multiple times just before 11 p.m. Friday near a neighborhood in...

Mashburn has 24 points, No. 25 New Mexico beats Air Force

Jan. 28, 2023 01:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jamal Mashburn Jr. scored 24 points — seven during a crucial late surge — in No. 25 New Mexico’s 81-73 victory over Air Force on Friday night. Jaelen House had 19 points and six steals for the Lobos (19-3, 6-3 Mountain West). Morris Edeze added 15...