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Former UFC champ Jon Jones jailed in Vegas battery incident

Sep. 24, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Jon Jones was jailed in Las Vegas early Friday after an incident at Caesars Palace that police said led to his arrest on charges of domestic battery and damaging a vehicle. Details of the incident that led to Jones' 5:45 a.m. arrest...

Albuquerque victim seriously burned after doused by gasoline

Sep. 24, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they are investigating an incident that left a person with serious burns after someone doused the victim with gasoline and started a fire. Police spokeswoman Rebecca Atkins told the Albuquerque Journal the victim was...

FBI seeks Albuquerque bank robber with white-framed glasses

Sep. 24, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — FBI agents have joined Albuquerque police in the search for a man who robbed a bank on the southwest side of the city. The FBI says the white male 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 with a slender to medium build was wearing white-framed sunglasses when he...

Albuquerque, soccer team seek to build stadium if bond OK'd

Sep. 24, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials and the New Mexico United soccer team announced Thursday the terms of a long-term lease and development agreement should voters approve a stadium bond. If the bond is passed in the Nov. 2 municipal election, city officials said...

Work aims to uncover history of boarding school burial site

Sep. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque city officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar as they research the history of a site where dozens of Native American boarding school students are believed to have been buried more than a century ago. Orange flags also will be...

Report: Pilot in deadly balloon crash had drugs in system

Sep. 22, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system. Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon...

New Mexico monitors school funds in ex-leader's fraud case

Sep. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials say they are demanding additional oversight of a narrow slice of federal funding awarded to Albuquerque Public Schools following a criminal probe into a former employee. District officials reported the alleged fraud...

Albuquerque officials lay out plan to combat violent crime

Sep. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city and other officials say they have a plan to address Albuquerque’s record homicides and other violent crime. Mayor Tim Keller presented details of the plan Tuesday. It includes 40 items that range from...

Albuquerque OKs no-fares pilot program for city buses

Sep. 21, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's public transit system won't charge fares for riding buses during a 12-month experiment starting Jan. 1. The City Council voted Monday night to approve the pilot program after previously deferring the vote several times. ...

Grand jury indicts ex-lawmaker in alleged kickback scheme

Sep. 20, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former high-ranking Democratic state legislator and Albuquerque public school administrator has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and ethics violations in connection with an alleged kickback scheme, prosecutors said...