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Federal regulators say skier triggered deadly snow slide

Jul. 15, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a skier triggered an avalanche in January at a ski resort in northern New Mexico that led to his death and the death of another skier after they were overrun by snow. In a written review of the incident obtained by the Associated Press on Monday, the...

Man facing up to decade in prison in fatal New Mexico crash

Jul. 15, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Sanostee man has pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in a fatal car crash last year in New Mexico and is facing up to 10 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Tavis Washburn is out of custody pending his sentencing. They say under...

New Mexico AG draws fire for working with NYU energy center

Jul. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general's office is drawing criticism for employing two lawyers funded by a New York University center that promotes clean energy and environmental laws. The energy advocacy group Power the Future and the American Tort Reform Association have raised...

Footage of fatal crash involving commuter train, car damaged

Jul. 15, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque may have hit a snag in their investigation into a fatal crash involving a commuter train and a car. The Albuquerque Journal reports cameras on the Rail Runner Express train are supposed to record everything that happens while the train is operating. Rio...

Prosecutors reviewing report on death of Albuquerque inmate

Jul. 15, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing a 155-page report detailing the criminal investigation into the death of an inmate at the Bernalillo County jail earlier this year. The Albuquerque Journal also reports that Metropolitan Detention Center Chief Ralph Fernandez's internal investigation into...

Rock climber dies after a 140-foot fall in Sandia Mountains

Jul. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a rock climber has died after falling about 140 feet in the Sandia Mountains east of Albuquerque. Bernalillo County Fire Department officials say several people were on a rock-climbing excursion when one climber slipped and fell Saturday morning. The name of the...

Albuquerque Museum offers journey through New Mexico history

Jul. 14, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of items representing centuries of New Mexico history will be on display as part of a new exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. The items range from letters written by outlaw Billy the Kid to more contemporary objects that are part of the Palace of the Governors extensive...

Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch linked to investigation

Jul. 13, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At the center of Jeffrey Epstein's secluded New Mexico ranch sits a sprawling residence the financier built decades ago — complete with plans for a 4,000-square-foot (372-square-meter) courtyard, a living room roughly the size of the average American home and a nearby...

The Latest: Arrest in Albuquerque apartment complex fire

Jul. 13, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on an Albuquerque apartment complex fire (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A woman is accused of arson in a fire that heavily damaged an Albuquerque apartment complex, displacing residents of 24 units and sending several people to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation....

Hundreds of guns turned in during Albuquerque buyback event

Jul. 13, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUEQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of guns have been turned into Albuquerque police during a gun buyback intended to help reduce gun violence in New Mexico's most populous city. The Police Department calls the 415 guns turned in Saturday "an overwhelming response from the public" and says the weapons will...