New Mexico police investigate killing of 4 on Christmas Day

U.S. 12/26/19, 12:30

Four people found dead on Christmas Day in a home in an Albuquerque suburb were members of the same family and the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday. The victims were identified as Carlos Velasquez, 50; Marilyn Velasquez, 45; Roberto Velasquez, 22; and Adrian Velasquez, 14, police ...

2 dead, 14 injured during traditional ceremony in New Mexico

U.S. 11/06/19, 19:42

The call for help came at 8:30 a.m. from an especially secluded pocket of the Navajo Nation: A man and woman were unresponsive inside a traditional structure and 14 others were suffering from smoke inhalation after a nighttime ceremony. Navajo Nation police said Wednesday they are still investigating what happened at ...

In photos: Balloons fill Albuquerque sky in 2nd day of annual fiesta

U.S. 10/06/19, 13:06

Hundreds of balloons have filled the sky over Albuquerque in the city's annual International Balloon Fiesta. Event officials sent up the green flag just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday, giving the all clear for the mass ascension. Balloons were mostly tethered to the ground Saturday because of fog and that mass ascension was ...

Police: Driver health may be issue in fatal church bus crash

U.S. 06/24/19, 17:54

Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat to veer off a highway and crash, killing the driver and a man training to become a Catholic priest. Investigators were looking into the possibility the driver had ...

Facebook is building a massive solar project in Texas

U.S. 06/11/19, 00:10

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced it was partnering with Facebook on the $416 million ...

Mexican American sisters of ‘Vida’ back amid gentrification

Entertainment 05/24/19, 10:15

The Starz drama "Vida" returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification.The show follows Emma and Lyn, played Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera respectively, who have inherited from their late mother an East Los Angeles apartment building ...

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

U.S. 05/20/19, 09:42

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza.Little Caesars will start testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida; Yakima, Washington; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The $12 pizza also comes with mushrooms, caramelized ...

New Mexico little league park plagued by hypodermic needles

Baseball 05/19/19, 10:49

A New Mexico little league park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's outgoing opioid epidemic.Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque is racing to clean up syringes littering fields and the grounds to protect the children who play ...

New commissioners weigh New Mexico racino question

Business 05/03/19, 14:55

New Mexico's newly minted panel of horse racing regulators are meeting for the first time and a top order of business is the state's sixth and final license for a track and casino.The racing commission convened Friday in Albuquerque. Beverly Bourguet was named chair and David "Hossie" Sanchez was chosen ...

Father says son moved to Hawaii to fly tour helicopters

U.S. 04/30/19, 19:23

The father of a 28-year-old pilot says his son was among three people killed in a Hawaii helicopter crash.Bobby Berridge said Tuesday his son Joseph Berridge moved to Honolulu two weeks ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico.He says it was his son's dream to live in Hawaii and pilot helicopter tours.Officials ...

Gathering of Nations powwow draws thousands to Albuquerque

U.S. 04/26/19, 23:08

One of the largest gatherings of indigenous peoples has drawn thousands of dancers, singers and artisans to New Mexico.The 36th annual Gathering of Nations' powwow began Friday in Albuquerque. It concludes late Saturday after two days of traditional dancing, horse parades and pageant events for the Miss Indian World contest.Mayor ...

Former US Interior Secretary Manuel Luján Jr. has died

Politics 04/26/19, 18:55

Manuel Luján Jr., who spent 20 years as a Republican congressman and later as a U.S. Interior Secretary who drew fire from environmentalists for challenging the Endangered Species Act, has died. He was 90. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Luján Grisham, who was a distant cousin, said Lujan died Thursday at his ...

Powwow to focus on missing, murdered Native American women

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:54

One of the largest annual gatherings of indigenous people in the United States begins Friday in New Mexico, where organizers of the two-day powwow say they want to build awareness around the deaths and disappearances of Native American women.Melonie Mathews, whose family founded the Gathering of Nations Powwow, said organizers ...

Teen arrested in killing of mail carrier in New Mexico

U.S. 04/25/19, 13:04

Authorities have arrested a New Mexico teenager on charges he fatally shot a mail carrier after the man tried to intervene in an argument between the teen and his mother.Xavier Zamora, 17, was taken into custody by police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service without incident late Wednesday, Albuquerque police ...

Mail carrier fatally shot in New Mexico, teen suspect sought

U.S. 04/23/19, 19:33

An on-duty mail carrier for the Postal Service was shot and killed in a New Mexico neighborhood after intervening in a dispute between a 17-year-old and his mother, police said Tuesday.Authorities in Albuquerque were searching for suspect Xavier Zamora, who was accused of murder in a criminal complaint that says ...

New Mexico utility says it will be emissions-free by 2040

Enviroment 04/22/19, 19:48

New Mexico's largest electric provider set a goal Monday aimed at going emissions-free as early as 2040, winning praise from the state's top Democratic leaders and environmental groups that have been pushing for years to end the state's reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation.Public Service Co. of New Mexico ...

New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill

Business 04/18/19, 12:36

A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center — a move the social media giant says it was not expecting.The Public Regulation Commission's on Tuesday ordered the Public Service Company of ...

US jury finds ex-priest guilty of sex abuse in New Mexico

U.S. 04/10/19, 17:37

A U.S. jury found a former Roman Catholic priest who was captured in Morocco guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and Air Force base in New Mexico in the early 1990s. The jury reached the verdict against 81-year-old Arthur Perrault following a trial in Santa ...

US won’t seek death penalty after boy found dead at compound

U.S. 04/03/19, 16:54

U.S. prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against four adults who lived at a New Mexico compound where authorities found the remains of a toddler who was reported missing in Georgia, court documents say.The two men and two women are charged with kidnapping the boy, who authorities say suffered ...

US expands ‘catch and release’ amid surge in migrants

U.S. 04/02/19, 18:42

The surge of migrant families arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice President Donald Trump has long called as "catch and release." With immigrant processing and holding centers overwhelmed, the administration is busing people hundreds of miles inland and releasing them at Greyhound ...

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