Latest Albuquerque News

New Mexico State hiring investigator to probe fatal shooting

Dec. 06, 2022 18:19 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University announced Tuesday that it will hire an external, third-party investigator to review the events surrounding last month’s fatal shooting of a student from a rival school. NMSU Athletic Director Mario Moccia said Monday night that...

Christmas tree sellers feel effects of New Mexico wildfire

Dec. 06, 2022 10:03 AM EST

MORA, N.M. (AP) — The Monday after Thanksgiving, Deanna Trujillo stood in the bed of her truck, watching Christmas tree after Christmas tree pile up in her trailer. There were 101 in total — Trujillo, who sells Mora-grown Christmas trees every year, has to keep careful count for...

Albuquerque has record 115 homicides and counting this year

Dec. 04, 2022 11:31 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque has set a new record for the most homicides in one year at 115 and counting, according to authorities. The Albuquerque Journal reported the record was previously set in 2021 with 117 homicides by year’s end around the city, but at least three...

Former Congressman Pearce reelected as NM GOP chairman

Dec. 03, 2022 17:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce was elected Saturday to a third consecutive term as chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico after the GOP failed to make significant gains in the midterm election. Pearce won the election for the leadership post...

Panel picks finalists for New Mexico regulatory commission

Dec. 02, 2022 16:18 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor will have nine candidates to choose from as she fills a powerful regulatory commission that oversees utility rates and will help chart the state’s course toward more renewable energy development. A nominating committee voted...

US agencies sued over fate of rare Rio Grande minnow

Nov. 30, 2022 18:40 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists on Wednesday accused the U.S. government of not doing enough to ensure the survival of the Rio Grande silvery minnow as drought tightens its grip on one of the longest rivers in the West. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the group...

NMSU coach offers condolences to family of slain UNM student

Nov. 30, 2022 15:57 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State basketball coach Greg Heiar says he feels responsible for a fatal shooting that involved one of his players and has offered condolences to the family and friends of the deceased University of New Mexico student. Heiar gave a news conference...

New Mexico court denies challenge of regulatory reforms

Nov. 28, 2022 14:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday denied a challenge to a voter-approved measure overhauling a powerful commission that oversees public utilities and determines how much customers can be charged to heat and cool their homes. The court announced its...

Authorities: NM judge, husband die in likely murder-suicide

Nov. 27, 2022 19:45 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A municipal judge in New Mexico appears to have been fatally shot by her husband before he killed himself, authorities said. Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies found the bodies of Diane Albert, 65, and Eric Pinkerton, 63, several dogs and a cat on...

3 Albuquerque officers on leave after fatal police shooting

Nov. 27, 2022 14:11 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque police officers have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation continues into the fatal officer-involved shooting of a knife-wielding man who was involved in a domestic dispute with his parents. Police Chief Harold Medina...