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Assistant director says armorer handed gun to Alec Baldwin before fatal shooting of cinematographer

Feb. 29, 2024 23:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Courtroom testimony in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin provided new details Thursday that conflict with other, earlier accounts about a final safety check on a revolver and exactly who handed it to the actor during rehearsal for the Western movie...

Production manager testifies about gun oversight in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin in 2021 rehearsal

Feb. 28, 2024 22:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A film-set manager increased oversight of firearm safety but was only partially aware of misfires in the days leading up to the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin during rehearsal for the Western movie “Rust,” jurors heard in courtroom testimony...

Negligence or scapegoating? Trial of 'Rust' armorer begins in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 22, 2024 22:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors sought to pin blame on a movie weapons supervisor for bringing live ammunition on set and “unprofessional and sloppy” work that contributed to the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin during production of the film “Rust,” as the first trial...

Jurors sworn in for trial of 'Rust' armorer in fatal 2021 shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 21, 2024 20:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Mexico are pursuing accountability for the 2021 death of a cinematographer who was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal for the Western film “Rust.” Before Baldwin's case progresses, the armorer on the set is being tried...

Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charge in fatal film set shooting

Jan. 31, 2024 18:47 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin has pleaded not guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer during a rehearsal on a Western movie set in New Mexico. Court documents filed Wednesday show Baldwin entered the plea in state district...

Bill to ban guns at polling places in New Mexico advances with concerns about intimidation

Jan. 30, 2024 18:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic-backed bill to ban firearms at polling places and near ballot drop boxes won the endorsement of New Mexico's state Senate in response to concerns about intimidation and fears among poll workers in the runup to the 2024 election. The bill now moves...

Grand jury indictment against Alec Baldwin opens two paths for prosecutors

Jan. 20, 2024 12:36 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin once again is staring down a felony involuntary manslaughter charge after a grand jury indicted the actor in connection with the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer on the set of a Western movie in New Mexico. The lead actor and a co-producer...

Grand jury indicts Alec Baldwin in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set in New Mexico

Jan. 19, 2024 16:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A grand jury indicted Alec Baldwin on Friday on an involuntary manslaughter charge in a 2021 fatal shooting during a rehearsal on a movie set in New Mexico, reviving a dormant case against the actor. Special prosecutors brought the case before a grand jury in...

Democratic lawmakers in New Mexico take aim at gun violence, panhandling, retail crime and hazing

Jan. 12, 2024 17:41 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor presented a broad suite of legislative proposals on gun control and enhanced penalties for violent crime Friday, vowing to forge new pathways through the complex landscape of constitutional law in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2022 decision to...

The checkered history of the poinsettia's namesake and the flower's origins get new attention

Dec. 20, 2023 12:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Like Christmas trees, Santa and reindeer, the poinsettia has long been a ubiquitous symbol of the holiday season in the U.S. and across Europe. But now, nearly 200 years after the plant with the bright crimson leaves was introduced in the U.S., attention is...