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Officer killed during Feb. traffic stop had asked for rifle

Apr. 10, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Newly released information on the killing of a New Mexico State Police Officer during a Feb. 4 traffic stop indicates he was caught by surprise when a man who'd agreed to temporarily surrender a rifle instead opened fire. Omar Felix Cueva, 39, of...

Demolition of Bernalillo County's closed jail underway

Apr. 10, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The months-long process of demolishing Bernalillo County's long-closed old jail has started in downtown Albuquerque. A construction company’s crews are working inside the building to remove fixtures and other items for recycling or for safety...

Police arrest man accused of carjacking good Samaritan

Apr. 10, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The family of a 62-year-old woman who was struck with her own vehicle in New Mexico after a man she offered to help stole her car earlier this week has said she is still in a Texas hospital, a television station reported. Alyson Lyons was taken to a...

Church official warns of financial flood due to abuse claims

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A top official with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe says a financial flood from clergy sex abuse claims is coming and a settlement would serve as the dam to prevent devastation to parishes across northern New Mexico. A letter from the Rev. Glennon...

New Mexico city finalizes purchase for homeless center

Apr. 10, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The deal is finally done. Now, officials say, the real work begins. Albuquerque officials recently gathered with county and state leaders to commemorate the city’s latest major purchase: a onetime southeast Albuquerque...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

New Mexico governor signs $7.4B state budget, vetoes relief

Apr. 09, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Friday a $7.4 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year that boosts state funding for public education, early childhood services and more — while using her veto pen to assert sole authority over $1.6...

New Mexico governor vetoes include police oversight reforms

Apr. 09, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has vetoed a bill to overhaul oversight of police training and misconduct reviews The governor said in a veto message Friday that the bill would have changed the composition of the New Mexico Law Enforcement...

Official: New Mexico moving faster toward herd immunity

Apr. 09, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials said Friday that New Mexico is moving faster than any state in the U.S. toward herd immunity, with one-third of adult residents now fully vaccinated. Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said milestones such as this show that the...

New Mexico governor gets request to send troops to US border

Apr. 09, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell on Friday asked Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to deploy New Mexico National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as more migrant families and unaccompanied children arrive, but the Democratic governor's office suggested that she redirect her...