Latest Albuquerque News

Man accused of deadly I-40 shooting surrenders to police

Jul. 16, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of a deadly shooting on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque has surrendered to police. Albuquerque police arrested 51-year-old Donald Durquette on a murder charge after he turned himself over to New Mexico State Police. Police found a pickup truck with the...

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...

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...

Agreement calls for shield's return to tribe in New Mexico

Jul. 13, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A settlement agreement filed in U.S. District Court in New Mexico calls for a Paris auction house to return a ceremonial shield to a Native American tribe that considers it sacred. Under the agreement filed Friday, the EVE auction house is to release the artifact to the U.S....

Apartment complex fire displaces residents; woman in custody

Jul. 13, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fire heavily damaged an Albuquerque apartment complex, displacing residents of 24 units and sending several people to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The Fire Department said the building was "a total loss" and that firefighters who responded to the blaze Friday...

Work group focuses on New Mexico marijuana measure

Jul. 13, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — There's no question Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants state lawmakers to take up the matter of legalizing marijuana when they meet again in January. "Better that we embrace it, deal with the public safety issues, be earnest about it, be upfront about it and don't try to narrow the...