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Video shows fatal shooting of unarmed man by Carlsbad ranger

Jul. 1, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Recently released body camera video shows the final moments before an unarmed Colorado man was shot and killed by a park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Tuesday that video from the March shooting has 26 seconds missing, leaving local prosecutors unsure...

New Mexico school districts make plans amid virus pandemic

Jun. 30, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — School districts in New Mexico are preparing their plans for resuming classes in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Las Cruces, district officials are reminding parents that all school-age children must be up to date on immunizations or have the proper exemption from the...

File - In this April 29, 2015, file photo, an illustration depicts a planned interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in southeastern New Mexico as officials announce plans to pursue the project during a news conference at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, N.M. A proposed multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. is facing another legal challenge as opponents have filed an appeal in federal court. They are taking aim at the federal government's decision to dismiss numerous contentions that watchdogs had raised about the project. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Watchdog files appeal over planned nuclear storage complex

Jun. 14, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A proposed multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. is facing another legal challenge as opponents have filed an appeal in federal court. They are taking aim at the federal government’s...

Contractor found dead in railroad tank car in New Mexico

May. 14, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A man from Marshall, Texas has died in a possible industrial accident while performing an inspection on a railroad tank car in southeastern New Mexico, company officials said. Oil refining company Marathon Petroleum Corporation said in a statement that Cody B. Vernon, 49, was...