Latest Albuquerque News

Authorities: NM judge, husband die in likely murder-suicide

Nov. 27, 2022 19:45 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A municipal judge in New Mexico appears to have been fatally shot by her husband before he killed himself, authorities said. Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies found the bodies of Diane Albert, 65, and Eric Pinkerton, 63, several dogs and a cat on...

3 Albuquerque officers on leave after fatal police shooting

Nov. 27, 2022 14:11 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque police officers have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation continues into the fatal officer-involved shooting of a knife-wielding man who was involved in a domestic dispute with his parents. Police Chief Harold Medina...

National UFO Historical Records Center coming to Albuquerque

Nov. 24, 2022 12:39 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A group of historians and archivists have announced plans to open a new national archive in the Albuquerque area focusing on unidentified aerial phenomenon. Led by author and researcher David Marler, the National UFO Historical Records Center will establish the largest...

Student charged in New Mexico campus shooting is released

Nov. 23, 2022 19:38 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A University of New Mexico student was released from jail Wednesday after being accused of plotting with friends to confront a basketball player from a rival university, resulting in the shooting death of one UNM student and the wounding of the player. A...

New Mexico Investment Council commits record $100M in fund

Nov. 23, 2022 14:43 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's State Investment Council is pledging $100 million to a tech-focused nonprofit, the council's biggest commitment on record to a single venture fund. The council gave unanimous approval of the investment Tuesday into America's Frontier Fund, the...

Police: Revenge prompted deadly New Mexico campus shooting

Nov. 22, 2022 19:56 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Court records show a plot to enact revenge for a fight during a football game last month resulted in a shootout between students from rival universities in New Mexico that left one person dead and a basketball player injured. A pair of University of New...

New Mexico residents raise environmental justice concerns

Nov. 22, 2022 18:25 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the southern edge of New Mexico’s largest city is a Hispanic neighborhood that used to be made up of a patchwork of family farms and quiet streets, but industrial development has closed in over the decades, bringing with it pollution. Neighbors point...

Final New Mexico county certifies midterm election results

Nov. 21, 2022 19:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county on Monday certified the results from the recent midterm elections, marking the state's last county to do so ahead of next week’s statewide certification. Bernalillo County commissioners voted during a quick meeting at...

New Mexico police: Planned attack led to university shooting

Nov. 21, 2022 19:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico investigators say a University of New Mexico student conspired with two other students and a teenage girl to lure a visiting New Mexico State University basketball player onto campus, leading to a shootout that left the UNM student dead and the player wounded....

Police: Shooting involved students from 2 New Mexico schools

Nov. 20, 2022 15:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University student-athlete was involved in the fatal shooting of a student from the University of New Mexico hours before the scheduled tipoff of a men's basketball game between the rival schools that was later postponed, authorities said Sunday. ...