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Albuquerque Police Department Chief crashes into vehicle while avoiding gunfire

Feb. 17, 2024 16:56 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police chief in New Mexico’s most populous city crashed his car into another vehicle after he attempted to avoid gunfire while on his way to a Saturday morning press conference. The Albuquerque Journal reported that Albuquerque Police Department Chief...

Albuquerque Police Department opens internal investigation into embattled DWI unit

Feb. 17, 2024 16:14 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police department in New Mexico’s largest city opened a new internal investigation related to an ongoing federal inquiry into allegations of possible corruption in the department's DWI unit. The internal investigation will look into the conduct of...

Winter storm system hits eastern New Mexico, headed next to Texas Panhandle and central Oklahoma

Feb. 11, 2024 14:34 PM EST

The remnants of a slow-moving atmospheric river storm that pummeled California last week delivered the first notable snowfall of the season across eastern New Mexico, with the National Weather Service warning Sunday of snowpacked and icy roads as the system headed toward the Texas Panhandle and...

Southwest winter storm moves into New Mexico; up to foot of snow possible in northeast mountains

Feb. 10, 2024 18:51 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A series of slow-moving winter storms that wreaked havoc in Southern California and left 3 feet (91 centimeters) of snow in northern Arizona made its way Saturday into New Mexico, where a stretch of U.S. highway south of the Colorado line was closed and as much as a foot (30...

New Mexico Republicans vie to challenge incumbent senator and reclaim House swing district

Feb. 06, 2024 19:21 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican contenders filed petitions Tuesday to appear on New Mexico’s June 4 primary ballot in hopes of challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and reclaiming a congressional swing seat along the U.S. border with Mexico. Businesswoman...

Gabriella Durán Blakey chosen as new superintendent for New Mexico's largest school district

Feb. 05, 2024 15:02 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Public Schools board named the district’s current chief operations officer as its new superintendent Monday. Gabriella Durán Blakey will succeed current Superintendent Scott Elder when his contract expires on June 30. Elder has led New...

2nd defendant pleads guilty in drive-by shootings on homes of Democratic lawmakers

Feb. 02, 2024 21:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A second defendant has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of state and local lawmakers in Albuquerque after the 2022 election, the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday. Demetrio Trujillo...

'No stone unturned:' Albuquerque police chief vows thorough investigation of corruption allegations

Feb. 02, 2024 19:24 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police chief in New Mexico’s largest city vowed Friday that the Albuquerque Police Department will “leave no stone unturned” as it moves ahead with an internal investigation into allegations of possible corruption within the Driving While Intoxicated unit. ...

Latest federal court order favors right to carry guns in some New Mexico public parks

Jan. 23, 2024 22:28 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge is standing by her decision to block portions of a public health order from New Mexico's governor that would suspend the right to carry firearms in many public parks in the Albuquerque area, with appeals pending before a higher court. ...

More than 150 DWI cases dismissed as part of federal public corruption probe in New Mexico

Jan. 22, 2024 18:01 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 150 cases alleging that motorists drove while intoxicated have been dismissed as part of a federal public corruption investigation, authorities said. The FBI investigation led the 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office in Albuquerque to dismiss...