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Investigators track ammunition in fatal film set shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 09:05 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities pursued new leads Tuesday on possible sources of live ammunition involved in actor Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a western movie, as they searched the premises of an Albuquerque-based firearms and ammunition...

Police: Tree branch murder weapon in fatal Albuquerque brawl

Nov. 30, 2021 19:59 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have arrested a man suspected of bludgeoning another man to death with a tree branch multiple times while he was laying on the ground. Police arrested 50-year-old Kewa Pueblo man after the attack on Monday in southeast...

2 suspects dead after 2 separate New Mexico police shootings

Nov. 27, 2021 11:50 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in New Mexico were investigating two separate shootings where officers fired at suspects Friday, leaving two people dead and another wounded. No officers were injured. One of the shootings broke out in the Albuquerque...

Delegation members urge agency to allow mountain foot race

Nov. 26, 2021 14:19 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are urging the U.S. Forest Service to again allow a decades-old foot race that goes through a wilderness area and up into mountains overlooking Albuquerque. A letter by Sens. Martin...

‘Legally armed’ rule has critics gunning for New Mexico town

Nov. 26, 2021 11:04 AM EST

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — Mayor Nathan Dial said a recently approved rule requiring people to be “legally armed” to attend an Estancia Town Council meeting is just a way of sending notice that the town is not going to let the state dictate what it can and cannot do. ...

Police arrest 29-year-old man in October road-rage shooting

Nov. 24, 2021 20:11 PM EST

ALBUQUEQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have made an arrest in connection with an October shooting during an alleged road-rage incident in Old Town. Police arrested 29-year-old Joshua Butler on Wednesday. They say witnesses saw a road-rage incident involving a...

Appeals court: Albuquerque ordinance violates 1st Amendment

Nov. 24, 2021 16:01 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that an Albuquerque ordinance aimed at curbing panhandling in certain places wasn't sufficiently narrow to avoid violating First Amendment rights. The city's ordinance prohibits...

2 New Mexico school districts close down, citing COVID surge

Nov. 22, 2021 16:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At least two schools in New Mexico are sending students home early this week for remote learning, citing concerns over a coronavirus infection surge. Students at Santa Fe Public Schools will go remote starting Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving...

Man arrested in Albuquerque crash that killed 1, injured 4

Nov. 21, 2021 15:45 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 19-year-old Roswell man has been arrested in connection with a multi-vehicle crash in northeast Albuquerque that left one person dead and four others injured, police said Sunday. Albuquerque police said Casino Salazar is jailed on suspicion of...

New Mexico exports on track to set record in 2021

Nov. 20, 2021 11:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico exports are barreling toward an annual record this year, marking a sharp turnaround from last year’s pandemic-induced slowdown. Total state sales worldwide climbed 55% in the first nine months of 2021, from $2.77 billion in the...