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Armed border group shuts down camp at border in New Mexico

Apr. 23, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — An armed group that has been patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border left its post in the New Mexico desert Tuesday amid pressure from law enforcement following videos that showed militia members stopping migrants who had illegally crossed into the country. Sunland Park police and...

Mail carrier fatally shot in New Mexico, teen suspect sought

Apr. 23, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An on-duty mail carrier for the Postal Service was shot and killed in a New Mexico neighborhood after intervening in a dispute between a 17-year-old and his mother, police said Tuesday. Authorities in Albuquerque were searching for suspect Xavier Zamora, who was accused of murder...

Defense funds being used for Arizona, New Mexico border wall

Apr. 23, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security issued waivers to environmental laws last week to build and replace 46 miles (74 kilometers) of barriers near Columbus, New...

Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plans

Apr. 22, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a...

Latest: New Mexico man charged after weapons found at home

Apr. 22, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on weapons charges filed against a member of an armed civilian group that detained migrants on the US-Mexico border (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border was charged Monday with being a...

Report: Man arrested near border faced similar weapon charge

Apr. 21, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who is a member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border and was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of firearms reportedly faced similar charges 13 years ago in Oregon. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, also was...

Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

Apr. 20, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday in a border community on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, authorities said. The FBI...

Sheriff's Office: 3 arrested in 3 killings in New Mexico

Apr. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The Valencia County Sheriff's Office says three suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of three men at a home near Los Lunas early Saturday. Sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Rowland says 18-year-old Brandon Dowdy, 19-year-old Robert Wilson and a male 17-year-old were arrested on three...

Boy Scout ranch focuses on wildfire recovery as season nears

Apr. 20, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucked away in the foothills of the southern Rockies, the Philmont Scout Ranch has become a holy grail, its stretches of untamed wilderness and challenging backcountry treks drawing more than 1 million Boy Scouts and other adventurers from across the United States over the past 80...

'La Llorona' movie promotion with Mexican healers draws fire

Apr. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A promotion around the movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning. Leading up to the Friday...