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Albuquerque mayoral hopefuls face off at Black voters' forum

Sep. 28, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s struggle with violent crime and escalating homelessness took center stage Monday as the three candidates running for mayor in New Mexico’s largest city faced off during a forum sponsored by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative. ...

Family files lawsuit over deadly balloon crash in New Mexico

Sep. 28, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a passenger on a hot air balloon that crashed and killed five people in Albuquerque in June is suing the estate of the deceased pilot and the companies that operated the commercial balloon. The estate of Martin Martinez, 62, filed...

Official: New Mexico ranchers capture Texas homicide suspect

Sep. 28, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A manhunt for a Texas homicide suspect ended Tuesday in rural southeastern New Mexico when ranchers detained the man at gunpoint and handed him over to sheriff's deputies, a sheriff's official said. Kionne Devaughn Lewis, 29, of Midland was found...

Are New Mexico students learning? Hard to say without tests

Sep. 28, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Public Education Department officials say few grade-school students participated in state testing last year and that it is impossible to measure learning loss from the pandemic. On Monday, the New Mexico Education Department said that...

New Mexico State Police: Missing 2-year-old Belen girl found

Sep. 28, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police says a 2-year-old Belen girl who had been reported missing has been found and that a statewide Amber Alert issued for the child was canceled late Monday. No details were released immediately on the recovery of Italy...

Police searching for 2-year-old Belen girl taken by her dad

Sep. 27, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old Belen girl who allegedly was taken by her father. Belen police said Italy Hernandez was last seen around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Police said the child’s 29-year-old father is...

US aims to relax testing of contaminants at nuke weapon lab

Sep. 27, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department wants to switch to less stringent testing for detecting cancer-causing chemicals at and around one of its premier nuclear weapons laboratories despite concerns from environmentalists and New Mexico regulators. The...

No classes for Rio Rancho schools due to internet outage

Sep. 27, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school district has canceled class because of an internet service outage. Officials with Rio Rancho Public Schools made the decision not to hold classes Monday. They sent a letter to parents Sunday saying a damaged fiber optic...

Police: Albuquerque woman doused with gasoline: Set on fire

Sep. 26, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is being treated at a burn center after her male roommate allegedly doused her with gasoline and lit her on fire, according to police. Police said 39-year-old Lawrence Sedillo was booked into jail Saturday on suspicion of...

Air Force base in New Mexico tries to speed cleanup

Sep. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Cannon Air Force Base is starting work with nearby landowners to test their water and soil for a group of chemicals known as PFAS. Tests will help the military determine where an underground contamination plume migrated off the base, the...