Latest Albuquerque News

81 new coronavirus cases in New Mexico; 12th death reported

Apr. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials have announced 81 new cases of coronavirus and the state’s 12th death. The state Department of Health said Sunday that New Mexico now has 624 cases of COVID-19 including 34 new positive cases in Sandoval County and 21 in Bernalillo County. A...

New Mexico TV stations to broadcast classes for K-5 students

Apr. 4, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With New Mexico schools shut down for the rest of the school year because of the coronavirus outbreak, three public television stations on Monday will begin broadcasting class lessons for home learning for students in grades K-5. The participating Public Broadcasting Service...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham confirmed a new coronavirus infection that has no apparent link to travel on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, during a news conference on the floor of the state House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M. She also issued orders to limit the spread of the contagion by restricting restaurants to take-out service and closing down movie theaters, gyms, spas and shopping malls. New Mexico is bracing for the possible spread of coronavirus to some of America's most remote, impoverished communities, as hospitals across the state prepare to convert operating rooms into acute respiratory care units. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Albuquerque retirement facility has 18 coronavirus cases

Apr. 3, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Eighteen residents at a retirement facility in New Mexico's most populous city have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the state's total to nearly 500 cases, officials announced Friday. Mark DiMenna, deputy director of Albuquerque's Environmental Health Department,...

US judge dismisses New Mexico's immigration lawsuit

Apr. 2, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. judge has granting a motion to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States. New Mexico had claimed in a lawsuit...

New Mexico state representative removed from ballot

Apr. 1, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic New Mexico state Rep. Patricio Ruiloba was removed from the June 2 ballot after he did not follow procedure in collecting qualifying petition signatures, a district judge said. Judge Joshua Allison ordered Bernalillo County and the state election officials on Monday not to...

Jon Jones, left, delivers a kick to Dominick Reyes, right, during a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 247 Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

UFC light heavyweight champ Jones pleads guilty to 2nd DWI

Mar. 31, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones" Jones has pleaded guilty to his second drunken driving offense in New Mexico. Court records show the 32-year-old mixed-martial arts fighter entered his plea Tuesday and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. Jones also...

Albuquerque police: Man fatally shot during welfare check

Mar. 31, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

ALBUIQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of beating his neighbor with a hammer and threatening to kill him just weeks ago is dead after being shot by Albuquerque police. Authorities say the shooting occurred at a home Monday after officers attempted to make a welfare check on 52-year-old Valente...

New Mexico election regulators want mail-in-only primary

Mar. 30, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local elections officials petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court for permission to conduct the June 2 primary election by mail, asserting that the coronavirus pandemic makes it impossible to conduct traditional election-day balloting. Nearly all of the state's 33 county clerks signed...

Santa Fe police lieutenant faces domestic violence charge

Mar. 30, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe police lieutenant has been placed on alternative duty after he was arrested for domestic violence. Court records show Christopher McCord faces an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on a household member charge stemming from arrest early this month in Albuquerque....

Man's coronavirus death in Bernalillo County is 2nd in state

Mar. 28, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

New Mexico has reported a second death related to the coronavirus, a man in his 80s who died Friday in Bernalillo County as the outbreak spanned the state, with cases reported in urban and rural areas. The man had been hospitalized and had multiple chronic underlying health conditions, the state Department of...