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Albuquerque students send handmade cards to El Paso schools

Sep. 21, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Stacks of roughly 6-inch by 4-inch notes spilled onto tables in an Eisenhower Middle School science classroom — the colorful drawings and stickers contrasting with the black tabletops. Some of the letters from the Albuquerque, New Mexico school had the outline of the state...

3 killed in Albuquerque in separate shootings Friday night

Sep. 21, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say three people are dead following separate shootings Friday night. Police say the shootings say the shootings include an apparently accidental one in which several people were detained. According to police, a 911 caller said several people had been drinking and...

New Mexico unemployment ready steady at 4.9%

Sep. 21, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August remains at 4.9%, unchanged from July. The Department of Workforce Solutions says that rate compares with 4.8 percent in August 2018 and that nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 15,500 jobs, or nearly 2%, in the...

Hemp company among those awarded job training funds

Sep. 21, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Rosa-based hemp company is among those to benefit from over $2 million in state funds. The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced the latest round of job training funds this week, saying it will cover 123 workers at 10 different businesses. New Mexico Hemp...

New Mexico Bowl among options for NMSU under new deal

Sep. 20, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State has inked an agreement that opens the possibility for the Aggies to make an appearance in the New Mexico Bowl or other postseason games owned by ESPN Events. New Mexico State athletic director Mario Moccia announced the six-year deal during a news conference Friday...

Memorial service set for New Mexico lawmaker

Sep. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A memorial service for Sen. Carlos Cisneros is scheduled for Sept. 27 at the New Mexico State Capitol. The Questa Democrat died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 71. The memorial at the capitol will be followed by a service Sept. 28 at The Light at Mission Viejo Church in Santa Fe....

New Mexico wants more students to apply for federal aid

Sep. 20, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials want to encourage more high school students to apply for federal financial aid to help pay for college. The initiative was announced Thursday, a day after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham proposed a scholarship program to bridge the gap between federal aid...

Agency: Hepatitis A outbreak spreads into Rio Arriba County

Sep. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say an outbreak of hepatitis A cases has spread into northern New Mexico's Rio Arriba County. The state Department of Health's announcement Friday says two cases of infections involving the contagious liver disease have been confirmed in Rio Arriba County and says...

New Mexico district attorney seeks pretrial meetings removal

Sep. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico district attorney has announced plans to introduce a proposal removing pretrial interviews he believes could limit trauma to people who survived a violent crime. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that the plan by District Attorney Raúl Torrez would...

Southern New Mexico city fire chief indicted on embezzlement

Sep. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The fire chief of a New Mexico city hit by corruption in recent years has been indicted for embezzlement. KVIA-TV reports a grand jury in Las Cruces on Thursday indicted Sunland Park Fire Chief Andres Burciaga Jr. for allegedly embezzling more than $500. According to court...