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3 men, 1 boy indicted in slayings of 2 Albuquerque teenagers

Oct. 17, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say three men and a 15-year-old boy have been indicted in the slayings of two Albuquerque teenagers near Rio Rancho last year. Bernalillo County prosecutors announced Thursday that 43-year-old Stephen Goldman Sr., his 20-year-old son Stephen Goldman Jr., 23-year-old...

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Oct. 17, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of environmental groups and scientists have asked U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. Following a loss in federal court last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is crafting a new rule to guide...

Hotel ousts singer Gretchen Wilson following noise complaint

Oct. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Country music star Gretchen Wilson, whose hit song, "Here for the Party," features the lyrics, "And I ain't leaving till they throw me out," was ousted from a New Mexico hotel over noise complaints. The Grammy Award-winning artist was asked to leave the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces...

Police: Ex-newspaper carrier stole newspapers, money

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A former newspaper carrier in western New Mexico is facing charges after authorities say he pocketed payments and traded newspapers for personal gain. The Gallup Independent reports Randell Brown Jr. was arrested last week following an investigation by New Mexico State Police into...

New Mexico shares excess emissions data online

Oct. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department is sharing emissions data with the public on its website as it works on new regulations aimed at reducing pollution. The department says the data involves excess emissions of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and other pollutants that are...

Pot legalization plan would subsidize patients, pay police

Oct. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

Congresswoman Torres Small continues to outraise GOP foes

Oct. 16, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small continues to outraise her Republican opponents in southern New Mexico's closely watched U.S. House race, new federal documents show. According to Federal Election Commission filings posted Tuesday, the Las Cruces Democrat pulled in $556,453...

UFC's Jon Jones won't face battery charge in strip club case

Oct. 16, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not be charged with battery for an alleged assault of a New Mexico strip club waitress. Prosecutors in Albuquerque said Tuesday that witness statements didn't corroborate allegations that Jones placed a waitress in a chokehold and...

Rents in New Mexico's largest city appear to be rising

Oct. 16, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two studies show rents in New Mexico's largest city appear to be rising. The Texas-based company RealPage recently found rents around Albuquerque rose 5% in the past year, the Albuquerque Journal reports . That's the 12th-largest jump among small metros during that same period,...

Taos Air to relaunch flights to Austin, Dallas in December

Oct. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Taos Air has announced that it will relaunch flights to Austin and Dallas in December, giving some Texans direct access to northern New Mexico for the ski season. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Taos Air will begin direct service Dec. 19 through March 29. The service will link Taos...