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Authorities investigating inmate's death at Albuquerque jail

Oct. 25, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials said they were investigating the death of a jail inmate Monday night. They said violent crimes detectives were called out to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque. ...

Albuquerque police recover high school's stolen band gear

Oct. 24, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A high school’s stolen truck that was filled with about $200,000 worth of band equipment has been recovered, according to Albuquerque police. On the day of a major competition just a few hours before they were supposed to perform, the Las...

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Oct. 23, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.” Shootings...

10-digit phone dialing to be required in New Mexico

Oct. 22, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Starting Sunday, phone users across New Mexico must include area codes when dialing to make all calls, including local calls that previously only required seven digits. The requirement for 10-digit dialing is taking hold in numerous states,...

Policy violations found in Albuquerque man's restraint death

Oct. 22, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque police officers were found to have violated restraint procedures in the Easter Sunday death of a man with a genetic disorder who they were taking into custody after he was accused of punching a relative, a department official said. ...

Ballot confuses financing of proposed Albuquerque stadium

Oct. 21, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Albuquerque may be confused about how a proposed soccer stadium will be funded because the ballot measure includes inconsistent language about financing for the city’s $50 million stadium bond proposal. The Albuquerque Journal...

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

Oct. 20, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel to the Legislature on political redistricting on Wednesday advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico’s Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities. ...

New Mexico considers retirement 'double dipping' for police

Oct. 20, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are drafting a plan to ease restrictions against retired police officers coming back to work, in an effort to add law enforcement officers across New Mexico in the midst of a labor shortage. At a legislative committee hearing Tuesday,...

Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...

New Mexico finishes tests of wells for Air Force chemicals

Oct. 19, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental protection officials have wrapped up testing of nearly five dozen private wells near a U.S. Air Force base on the eastern side of the state for so-called “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, which can be toxic to humans and animals. ...