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Some snow expected as next storm moves over New Mexico

Nov. 26, 2020 10:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters with the National Weather Service in New Mexico say a storm is expected to cross over the state Friday through Saturday morning and could effect some post-holiday travel. The upper-level low pressure system will bring with it snow and strong winds for some areas....

New Mexico food banks prepare to buy millions of meals

Nov. 26, 2020 12:05 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico food banks will be able to provide more meals for thousands of families with an infusion of $5 million in funding as part of an economic relief package approved by state lawmakers and signed by the governor. Mag Strittmatter, president and CEO of Roadrunner Foodbank in...

In this photo provided by the New Mexico Office of the Governor, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a $330 million economic relief package aimed at helping small businesses and out-of-work New Mexicans while at the State Capitol, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Santa Fe, N.M. (New Mexico Office of the Governor via AP)

New Mexico looks ahead to more economic relief amid pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020 8:43 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — The flurry to pass a $330 million relief package aimed at helping out-of-work New Mexicans and certain businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic is done, but Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican lawmakers say the hardest work is yet to come as they look for...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

The Latest: South Korea has most daily cases in 8 months

Nov. 25, 2020 8:29 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time in about eight months as health authorities struggle to contain a third surge of infections. The Asian nation has been experiencing a spike in cases since it relaxed stringent social distancing...

New Mexico governor says holiday plans aren't worth the risk

Nov. 25, 2020 6:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday made a last push to get people to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday. She tweeted a new video from the state health department showing family members eating dinner at their own homes while talking via video calls. She said...

New Mexico county signs contract for deputy body cameras

Nov. 25, 2020 6:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — Bernalillo County officials announced Wednesday that they have signed a $3.8 million deal with a Georgia company to provide body and vehicle cameras for the sheriff’s department. The agreement calls for Utility Inc. to supply 363 body cameras for deputies while 148 vehicles...

Kirtland man stuck and killed by SUV near Farmington

Nov. 25, 2020 3:58 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state police say a man who was walking in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 64 near Farmington was struck and killed by an SUV Tuesday night. The accident that happened at about 7 p.m. killed 48-year-old Freddie Chatto of Kirtland. Police say a Farmington resident was...

State Police: Man killed in shootout with Deming officers

Nov. 25, 2020 1:24 PM EST

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Deming police officers fatally shot a man sought on a felony arrest warrant after he shot at the officers following a chase and a crash, the New Mexico State Police said Wednesday. The incident began when Lorenzo Aguilar, 37, of Deming was approached Tuesday by police who had learned of...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, New Mexico State forward Johnny McCants (35) and Auburn forward Chuma Okeke (5) battle for the ball in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. Coronavirus restrictions in New Mexico make it impossible for the schools there to play their seasons. McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a regular routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Phoenix, amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)

New Mexico teams adjusting to long-term life on the road

Nov. 25, 2020 1:09 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Johnny McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Arizona. The Aggies lift weights in the morning, practice in the afternoon and watch film before dinner. The rest of the time is spent in remote classes and...

New Mexico Legislature passes $330 million virus relief bill

Nov. 24, 2020 9:35 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill that will deliver a one-time $1,200 check to all types of unemployed workers and up to $50,000 for certain businesses. The bill also provides smaller stimulus checks to immigrants without legal status in the...