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Grand jury charges ex-GOP candidate with election interference in shootings at lawmakers' homes

May. 31, 2023 23:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A failed political candidate has been indicted on federal charges including election interference in connection with a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of state and local lawmakers in Albuquerque, according to a grand jury indictment that was unsealed Wednesday. ...

Guilt-ridden man confesses to landlord's killing 15 years later, recordings show

May. 30, 2023 21:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police officers found Tony Peralta earlier this month sitting on a curb not far from the convenience store in a small southeastern New Mexico community where he borrowed a cellphone — so he could call 911 and confess to killing his landlord 15 years earlier. ...

Police: 3 killed in shootout involving outlaw biker gangs at New Mexico motorcycle rally

May. 28, 2023 23:22 PM EDT

RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) — Three men killed in a weekend shootout at a New Mexico motorcycle rally were members of rival outlaw biker gangs, and the violence stemmed from a previous altercation between them in Albuquerque, authorities said Sunday. New Mexico State Police said three...

Shooting at New Mexico's Red River motorcycle rally kills 3, wounds 5

May. 28, 2023 10:06 AM EDT

RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) — Three people were killed and five were wounded in a shooting at an annual motorcycle rally in a New Mexico town late Saturday afternoon. Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun said in a video posted on Facebook that the shooting around 5 p.m. resulted in three...

Phoenix faces dueling lawsuits over homeless crisis as advocates scramble for more shelter

May. 26, 2023 18:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix is facing dueling lawsuits as it tries to manage a crisis of homelessness that has converted its downtown into a tent city housing hundreds of people as summer temperatures soar. The city was ordered by the local Superior Court to clear out the downtown...

UFC champion Jon Jones lifts spirits of Albuquerque teen over yearbook taunt

May. 26, 2023 14:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico teen who was the target of a cruel yearbook insult over his love of mixed martial arts fighting is getting a boost from former UFC champion Jon Jones. KRQE-TV reported Thursday that 14-year-old Rayce Garcia was excited to get his yearbook. ...

New Mexico convenes law enforcement commission to disrupt organized crime

May. 24, 2023 17:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor announced a new effort to confront organized crime Wednesday by convening a specialized commission of local prosecutors and leading law enforcement officials. Organized crime in New Mexico has recently spurred the adoption of criminal...

New Mexico homelessness spikes as housing costs surge

May. 23, 2023 21:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A tally of the homeless population in New Mexico shows an abrupt jump in the number of people living without permanent housing or with no shelter at all, according to the legislative agency focused on budgeting and accountability. A spot-count commissioned by...

Report: Rescue completed after partial collapse of bridge over New Mexico river

May. 14, 2023 03:51 AM EDT

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — First responders completed a search for victims after a bridge over a New Mexico river partially collapsed Saturday night. Los Lunas Fire Chief John Gabaldon said two people were rescued after the Los Lunas River Bridge collapsed, KOAT-TV reported. ...

US regulators grants license for proposed spent nuclear fuel storage facility in New Mexico

May. 09, 2023 14:39 PM EDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — US regulators grants license for proposed spent nuclear fuel storage facility in New Mexico.