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Pilot injured after a military fighter jet crashes near international airport in Albuquerque

May. 28, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A military fighter jet on its way to an Air Force base in California crashed Tuesday near the international airport in New Mexico's largest city, sending up a large plume of smoke and injuring the pilot. The pilot, the only person on board, was able to...

Man who pleaded guilty to New Mexico double homicide is recaptured after brief escape

May. 26, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man awaiting sentencing in a double-homicide case was back in custody Sunday after escaping from a juvenile jail in Albuquerque. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials said 19-year-old Josef Toney escaped Saturday afternoon from the Youth Detention...

Bear shot dead by Arizona game officers after swipe attack on teen in mountain cabin

May. 25, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

ALPINE, Ariz. (AP) — A black bear was shot and killed by Arizona fish and game officers after it entered a home through an open door and injured a teenager in a mountain community near the New Mexico state line, wildlife officials said. The 15-year-old boy received wounds to his...

New Mexico officials warn of health effects from rising temperatures

May. 24, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico are warning residents to take precautions as daytime temperatures are expected to climb over the coming days in eastern and southern parts of the state. Since April 1, the state Health Department said there have been at least 51...

New York will set aside money to help local news outlets hire and retain employees

May. 23, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is offering up to $90 million in tax credits for news outlets to hire and retain journalists in an effort to help keep the shrinking local news industry afloat. The U.S. newspaper industry has been in a long decline, driven by factors including a loss...

New endangered listing for rare lizard could slow oil and gas drilling in New Mexico and West Texas

May. 17, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

Federal wildlife officials declared a rare lizard in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas an endangered species Friday, citing future energy development, sand mining and climate change as the biggest threats to its survival in one of the world’s most lucrative oil and natural gas basins. ...

A Lakota student's feather plume was cut off her cap during commencement at a New Mexico high school

May. 17, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Lakota student's traditional feather plume was cut off her graduation cap during her high school commencement ceremony this week in northwestern New Mexico. It was during the national anthem Monday night when Farmington High School faculty members...

Federal agency takes control of investigation of fiery train derailment in New Mexico

May. 16, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

MANUELITO, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Railroad Administration is now leading the investigation of last month’s fiery train derailment in New Mexico. National Transportation Safety Board officials said Thursday that the FRA will determine the probable cause of the April 26...

Texas man accused of killing New Mexico women and kidnapping an infant faces federal charge

May. 15, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man accused of fatally shooting two New Mexico women and taking one of their children and seriously injuring another is now facing a federal kidnapping charge. Alek Isaiah Collins, 26, appeared Tuesday before a federal judge in Abilene, Texas. He...

Day care prices aren't getting better. So states are stepping in

May. 14, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Across the country, the story for families is virtually the same: Child care is unaffordable for many, hard to find for those who can pay, and financially precarious for day care operators and their employees. The Biden administration and Congress tried to...