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'Forever chemicals' are found in water sources around New Mexico, studies find

Apr. 10, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — So-called forever chemicals have been found in water sources across New Mexico, according to recent studies by the U.S. Geological Survey and state environment officials. The federal agency detailed the findings Wednesday, the same day the U.S....

Former high-ranking Democratic legislator in New Mexico pleads not guilty in federal fraud case

Apr. 10, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former high-ranking Democratic legislator in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to numerous federal charges stemming from a corruption investigation into allegations that millions of dollars meant for educational programs in the state's largest school district were...

Shoplifter chased by police on horses in New Mexico, video shows

Mar. 30, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in New Mexico had all the horsepower in this chase: A shoplifter was detained outside a Walgreens this month after trying to outrun a horse-mounted police officer. Albuquerque police bodycam video shows a dark-brown horse trotting through a parking...

New Mexico regulators worry about US plans to ship radioactive waste back from Texas

Mar. 26, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials gathered Tuesday in southern New Mexico to mark the 25th anniversary of the nation’s only underground repository for radioactive waste resulting from decades of nuclear research and bomb making. Carved out of an ancient salt formation...

Prosecutors charge a South Carolina man with carjacking and the killing of a New Mexico officer

Mar. 22, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been charged with two federal counts stemming from the killing of a New Mexico state police officer, federal and state prosecutors announced Friday. An unsealed criminal complaint charges Jaremy Smith, 33, with two counts:...

A fifth Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officer has resigned amid probe of unit

Mar. 21, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fifth Albuquerque police officer has resigned during an investigation into alleged wrongdoing by officers assigned to a unit charged with stopping impaired drivers, according to authorities. City Police Chief Harold Medina said Joshua Montaño submitted...

An Afghan refugee has been convicted of murder in a case that shocked Albuquerque’s Muslim community

Mar. 18, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Afghan refugee was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in one of three fatal shootings that shook Albuquerque's Muslim community during the summer of 2022. Muhammad Syed faces life in prison for killing 41-year-old Aftab Hussein on July 26, 2022....

Jurors convict an Afghan refugee of murder in 1 of 3 fatal shootings that shocked Albuquerque’s Muslim community in 2022

Mar. 18, 2024 13:44 PM EDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors convict an Afghan refugee of murder in 1 of 3 fatal shootings that shocked Albuquerque’s Muslim community in 2022.

A fourth Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officer has resigned amid probe of unit

Mar. 16, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fourth officer has resigned during an investigation into alleged wrongdoing by officers assigned to a unit charged with stopping impaired drivers, the police department in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said. Investigators had been trying to schedule an...

New Mexico expands support to more youths as they age out of foster care

Mar. 14, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is expanding the reach of a program that includes providing support for housing, health care and transportation to youths raised in foster care as they turn 18 and age out of the child welfare system, under an executive order signed Thursday by Gov. Michelle Lujan...