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New Mexico governor to award city, county for migrant help

Sep. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will recognize the city of Deming and Luna County for efforts to help asylum seekers over the past several months. Lujan Grisham is scheduled to present the 2019 Governor's Humanitarian Award during a ceremony Monday in Santa Fe. The first-year...

Santa Fe Institute received $275,000 through Jeffrey Epstein

Sep. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico scientific research center that received $275,000 in funding over the years from financier Jeffrey Epstein is hoping to donate some of the money. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Santa Fe Institute officials want to donate $25,000, the equivalent of a...

Dead body of a man found in Santa Fe park; may be a homicide

Sep. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe are investigating a possible homicide after a dead body was found in a park. They say officers responded to De Vargas Park shortly before noon Sunday. Police say the dead body of a man was discovered under a bridge spanning the Santa Fe River near the downtown skate...

Fugitive ex-priest sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse case

Sep. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and military base. In ordering the sentence, U.S. District Judge Martha...

The Latest: Fugitive priest sentenced in US sex abuse case

Sep. 13, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former New Mexico priest convicted of sex abuse case (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A former Roman Catholic priest who authorities say fled the country in the early 1990s as he faced sex abuse allegations in New Mexico has been sentenced to 30 years...

Agency backs black student's complaint vs. convenience store

Sep. 12, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico agency says there is probable cause that a Santa Fe convenience store clerk discriminated against a black customer last year. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico announced this week the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau's ruling that now allows Jordan McDowell...

Authorities: Body of New Mexico girl, 5, found in Rio Grande

Sep. 11, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — The three-day search for a 5-year-old New Mexico girl ended Wednesday, with authorities saying they had found the girl's body in the Rio Grande but offering few other details about their case. The remains of Renezmae Caldera were found following an investigation that included more...

The Latest: Authorities find body of girl, 5, in New Mexico

Sep. 11, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 5-year-old New Mexico girl who had been reported missing (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Authorities say they have found the body of a 5-year-old New Mexico girl who was reported missing Sunday. FBI Special Agent James Langenberg, who heads the agency's...

New Mexico sues family behind Purdue Pharma over opioids

Sep. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing members of the family behind Purdue Pharma, alleging that deceptive practices helped flood the state with opioids. His office filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state district court. At least 17 states already have sued one or more...

New Mexico Senate leader to wait on lawmaker's fate

Sep. 10, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislative leaders apparently will take a wait-and-see approach on whether embattled Democratic Sen. Richard Martinez gets to keep his post on a key Senate committee. Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen tells the Albuquerque Journal that Senate leaders are waiting for...