Latest Albuquerque News

Veteran AP newsman, author Richard Benke dies

Jul. 5, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Veteran journalist and author Richard Benke is being remembered for never wavering from the challenges of chasing a good story and for his dedication to accuracy during a career that spanned decades in newsrooms in California and New Mexico. Benke died June 18 of...

Albuquerque blocks homemade skate ramp made from man's ashes

Jul. 5, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A homemade skate ramp made in part from ashes of a man shot and killed at an Albuquerque skate park is now blocked off. KOAT-TV reports the city of Albuquerque this week temporarily blocked off access to the memorial because it was built without permission from officials....

Albuquerque to Chihuahua direct Volaris flight scrapped

Jul. 2, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new direct flight between Albuquerque and the city of Chihuahua, Mexico, has been scrapped less than two weeks after it was to have begun. Albuquerque International Sunport marketing manager Jonathan Small told the Albuquerque Journal on Monday the route was scrapped after the...

New Mexico driver charged in Uber passenger's shooting death

Jul. 2, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a driver in the shooting death of an Uber passenger who authorities say was killed along the side of an Albuquerque highway after a dispute over vomit in the vehicle. A Bernalillo County prosecutor charged Clayton Benedict, 32, with second-degree murder on...

'Are you serious?' Video shows senator's DWI arrest response

Jul. 1, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state senator expressed surprise when he learned he was being arrested on a drunken driving charge, slurring his speech as he lay in an emergency room and saying to an officer, "Are you serious? Jesus Christ." The comments from Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola,...

Police: Driver health may be issue in fatal church bus crash

Jun. 24, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat to veer off a highway and crash, killing the driver and a man training to become a Catholic priest. Investigators were looking into the...

At 103, 'Hurricane' Hawkins takes titles at US Senior Games

Jun. 19, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At 103, Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins has cemented her title as the oldest woman to compete on an American track after finishing the 50- and 100-meter dashes at the National Senior Games in New Mexico, event organizers say. The Louisiana resident already holds the world record for her...

NBCUniversal to build state-of-the-art studio in New Mexico

Jun. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBCUniversal announced Friday it will build a state-of-the-art television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque as it seeks to expand its footprint in one of the fastest growing film production hubs in the country. The media giant said it has...

Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project

Jun. 11, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy. Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced it was...

Border state challenges quick-release asylum practices

Jun. 10, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and its largest city sued the Trump administration Monday in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit from a state seeking to stem the quick release of asylum seeking migrants into local communities and claim reimbursement for humanitarian efforts to shelter migrants temporarily....