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Police: Two teens shot, one killed, in southwest Albuquerque

Jan. 28, 2023 15:31 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico's largest city were searching Saturday for the suspects in an overnight shooting that left one teen dead and another critically injured. Both teens were shot multiple times just before 11 p.m. Friday near a neighborhood in...

Albuquerque police has revised its use-of-force policies

Jan. 27, 2023 11:20 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department has finished revising its use-of-force policies and officers will begin training on the new policies over the next quarter, according to authorities. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the changes have been approved by...

Former New Mexico taxation employee sentenced in fraud case

Jan. 26, 2023 16:15 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department employee has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering. Federal prosecutors said 46-year-old George Martinez also was ordered by a judge Wednesday...

New Mexico governor vows bipartisan effort to fight crime

Jan. 25, 2023 19:50 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vowed Wednesday to work with state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to address New Mexico’s crime problems, a situation she described as untenable. The state's largest city has had back-to-back years of record...

New Mexico chief justice urges caution with bail law reform

Jan. 24, 2023 19:49 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top judicial official urged state legislators Tuesday to be cautious and remember the principle of innocence until proven guilty as they consider toughening the state's bail laws in response to violent crime. Supreme Court Chief Justice C. Shannon...

Mexican gray wolf that roamed beyond recovery area captured

Jan. 23, 2023 12:22 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A female Mexican gray wolf that roamed beyond the endangered species’ recovery area into the more northern reaches of New Mexico has been captured, authorities said Monday. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish used a helicopter to locate and capture...

Homicide detectives investigate fatal Albuquerque shooting

Jan. 21, 2023 14:06 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Homicide detectives were investigating a fatal shooting early Saturday in southeast Albuquerque. Officers responded to a report of a shooting just before 4 a.m. Saturday in the area of Dallas Street and Bell Avenue, Albuquerque police spokesman Chase Jewell...

Kansas man convicted of threatening to kill congressman

Jan. 19, 2023 22:15 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal court jury convicted a Kansas man who insisted that a death threat he made against U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner was a message from God, amid what authorities have said is a sharp rise in threats against members of Congress and their families. Jurors found...

Jury deliberates; man says threat to lawmaker was from God

Jan. 19, 2023 17:07 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A jury began deliberating Thursday in the federal criminal case of a man who told them that a death threat he made against U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner came from God, prompted by the Kansas Republican ignoring concerns about sorcery, wizards, extraterrestrials and a war for...

Defendant cross-examines Kansas congressman he threatened

Jan. 18, 2023 18:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man on trial for threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner cross-examined the Kansas Republican on Wednesday in federal court, with the congressman rejecting the defendant's suggestions that he was conveying a message from God. LaTurner was the last...