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Albuquerque police seek car in killings of 4 Muslim men

Aug. 08, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating the killings of four Muslim men said they are looking for help finding a vehicle believed to be connected to the deaths in New Mexico's largest city. A Muslim man was killed Friday night in Albuquerque, and ambush shootings killed...

Police: Farmington woman has recanted her kidnapping story

Aug. 07, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington woman who filed a false kidnapping report will not be facing charges, according to authorities. The woman told police on Aug. 1 that two husky men pulled her off a sidewalk into a van that had blackened windows and no license plate. ...

Trial set for Española man accused of killing stepdaughter

Aug. 07, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A March 13 trial date has been set for a Española man accused of killing his 5-year-old stepdaughter in 2019. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 28-year-old Malcolm Torres recently rejected a plea agreement offered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in...

Police: 4th Muslim killed in Albuquerque over past 9 months

Aug. 06, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say the killing of a Muslim man on Friday night in Albuquerque may be linked to the ambush shooting deaths of three Muslim men over the past nine months in New Mexico’s biggest city. Police said Saturday that the victim in the latest killing was a...

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

Aug. 06, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Native American voices and artistry are at the core of a new traveling exhibition of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions increasingly defer to tribal communities for displays of ancestral art and artifacts. ...

Report details wreckage of fatal New Mexico helicopter crash

Aug. 05, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal transportation authorities said Friday that a helicopter returning home from a firefighting mission made a rapid descent without making any turns before plowing into the ground last month, killing the four first responders onboard. Investigators...

New Mexico authorities investigate killings of 3 Muslim men

Aug. 05, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in New Mexico’s largest city are trying to determine if the ambush shooting deaths of three Muslim men over the past nine months could be connected. Albuquerque police have confirmed that local detectives and federal law enforcement officers are...

SUV barrels through Native American parade; 15 injured

Aug. 05, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

A New Mexico man who was driving drunk without a valid license barreled through a parade that celebrates Native American culture in the western part of the state, injuring at least 15 people, officials said Friday. Jeff Irving, 33, was arrested late Thursday and faces charges that...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

2 New Mexico counties added to wildfire disaster declaration

Aug. 04, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two more New Mexico counties have been added to a federal disaster declaration issued in response to the state’s historic wildfire season. State officials said Thursday that Los Alamos and Sandoval counties will now be eligible for grant funding through the...