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Park outside: Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to fire risk

Mar. 23, 2023 16:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia are telling the owners of more than 571,000 SUVs and minivans in the U.S. to park them outdoors because the tow hitch harnesses can catch fire while they are parked or being driven. The affiliated Korean automakers are recalling the vehicles and...

Bill against straw purchases of guns advances in New Mexico

Mar. 10, 2023 20:31 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators from both political parties are rallying behind a gun control bill in New Mexico that would apply felony penalties to straw purchases of firearms, in which a weapon is bought legally in order to sell it to someone who can't lawfully possess a gun. ...

Santa Fe delays possible plan to rebuild a Civil War obelisk

Mar. 09, 2023 12:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council has decided to delay a decision on a controversial plan to rebuild a Civil War obelisk. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that dozens of community members opposed to having the Soldiers' Monument reconstructed voiced their concerns...

New Mexico weighs tax credits for kids, electric vehicles

Mar. 07, 2023 00:15 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators on Monday advanced a package of state tax changes aimed at providing financial relief to New Mexico families with young children, residents of low or modest incomes and military veterans. The package also includes incentives aimed a reducing...

DA stands by prosecutor in Alec Baldwin set-shooting case

Mar. 06, 2023 21:16 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A district attorney in Santa Fe fought back Monday against efforts to disqualify the special prosecutor pursuing manslaughter charges against actor Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set. Baldwin's legal team in...

Police: Santa Fe County magistrate arrested on a DWI charge

Feb. 27, 2023 15:06 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A newly elected Santa Fe County magistrate has been arrested on a DWI charge, according to authorities. Santa Fe police took Dev Atma Khalsa into custody early Sunday morning on suspicion of aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving with an expired license. According...

Parts of New Mexico under watch for high winds, blowing dust

Feb. 26, 2023 17:00 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued another high wind watch Monday for parts of New Mexico along with a blowing dust advisory. Numerous power outages were reported Sunday across Albuquerque and other parts of the state due to extremely high winds. ...

New Mexico Indian Affairs appointee accused of rape in 2007

Feb. 25, 2023 14:58 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former governor of a New Mexico pueblo appointed earlier this month to oversee the state's Indian Affairs Department, including its specialized task force addressing crimes against Indigenous women and girls, was accused of rape in 2007. James Mountain...

5-year firearms enhancement dropped in Baldwin shooting case

Feb. 20, 2023 15:21 PM EST

The prosecution in the case of a fatal New Mexico film-set shooting made a stark turnaround Monday, dropping the possibility of a mandatory five-year sentence against Alec Baldwin, new court filings show. The actor-producer's attorneys had earlier objected to the enhancement, saying...

Court filing: Prosecutors drop possibility of 5-year sentence in Alec Baldwin film set shooting case

Feb. 20, 2023 14:05 PM EST
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Court filing: Prosecutors drop possibility of 5-year sentence in Alec Baldwin film set shooting case.