Latest Albuquerque News

Nursing residency program to tackle rural health care needs

Oct. 17, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the state's largest health care providers is partnering with the University of New Mexico's nursing college to expand access to health care in rural communities by creating a new residency program. The program will be paid for by a $3.2 million grant awarded to Presbyterian...

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...

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,...

Albuquerque police contest seeks to build 'lowrider' patrol

Oct. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest police force wants to go slow and low. The Albuquerque Police Department is inviting high school students to design the department's first lowrider patrol car . The winner of the competition will have his or her artwork displayed on the car's hood and will...

Prosecutors seek life for New Mexico man who killed family

Oct. 15, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man convicted of killing his parents and three younger siblings when he was 15 apologized to the rest of his family Tuesday as he asked a judge for an opportunity at rehabilitation and redemption. Nehemiah Griego, now 22, was the last person to address the court during...

The Latest: Man convicted of killing his family apologizes

Oct. 15, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico man convicted of killing his parents and three younger siblings (all times local): 5 p.m. A New Mexico man convicted of killing his parents and younger siblings in 2013 when he was a teenager says he's sorry and wishes he could take it back. Nehemiah...

Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus

Oct. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. New Mexico, Vermont and Maine are among the latest to pass measures doing away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to...

Albuquerque police fatally shoot suspect in domestic dispute

Oct. 14, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a SWAT team shot and killed an armed suspect in a domestic dispute who was holed up in his apartment. The Albuquerque Journal reports that authorities confirmed the shooting at the scene Monday morning. Police spokesman John Ross says officers received...

Balloons soar across Albuquerque on final morning of Fiesta

Oct. 13, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of balloons have filled the sky on the final morning of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Winds remained calm at the park Sunday morning for the Mass Ascension event and it was warmer than the almost freezing temperatures Saturday morning. Organizers say almost...