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New Mexico special legislative session to focus on public safety initiatives

Apr. 17, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor on Wednesday announced a mid-summer special legislative session on public safety after many crime initiatives languished. In an emailed statement, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she'll call legislators back to Santa Fe on...

Suspect arrested after allegedly killing a man at a northern New Mexico rest stop, stealing cars

Apr. 16, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested after allegedly killing a man at a northern New Mexico rest area, stealing a vehicle at knifepoint and leading state police on a car chase, authorities said Tuesday. Police said 21-year-old Dorien Ray was arrested Monday on suspicion...

Former New Mexico football player convicted of robbing a postal carrier

Apr. 15, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former University of New Mexico football player has been convicted of robbing a U.S. postal carrier and is facing up to 10 years in prison, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors said 28-year-old Rayshawn Boyce, of Albuquerque, also was found guilty by a...

New Mexico judge sentences “Rust” movie armorer to 18 months in prison for fatal on-set shooting by Alec Baldwin

Apr. 15, 2024 14:15 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico judge sentences “Rust” movie armorer to 18 months in prison for fatal on-set shooting by Alec Baldwin.

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

Apr. 13, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation's largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health officials stress that the risk to the public is low and that the U.S. food supply remains...

'Forever chemicals' are found in water sources around New Mexico, studies find

Apr. 10, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — So-called forever chemicals have been found in water sources across New Mexico, according to recent studies by the U.S. Geological Survey and state environment officials. The federal agency detailed the findings Wednesday, the same day the U.S....

Former high-ranking Democratic legislator in New Mexico pleads not guilty in federal fraud case

Apr. 10, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former high-ranking Democratic legislator in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to numerous federal charges stemming from a corruption investigation into allegations that millions of dollars meant for educational programs in the state's largest school district were...

New Mexico Supreme Court upholds 2 murder convictions of man in 2009 double homicide case

Apr. 08, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday upheld two first-degree murder convictions of a man found guilty in a 2009 double homicide case. Robert Chavez was convicted in 2022 in the killings of Max Griego Jr. and Mary Hudson Gutierrez and sentenced to two...

Pair of settlements stemming from injuries at state Capitol cost New Mexico $530,000

Apr. 06, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of settlements related to injuries from officials that occurred four and six years ago at the state Capitol cost New Mexico's Legislative Council Service over $500,000. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported on Friday that the former president of the...

Senate candidates in New Mexico tout fundraising tallies in 2-way race

Apr. 05, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Campaign fundraising is off to a quick start in the contest between incumbent U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and lone Republican contender Nella Domenici, according to tallies announced Friday by the New Mexico candidates. Domenici's campaign said it raised more...