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 ...

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 ...

2 dead in charter bus crash in southern Colorado

U.S. 06/23/19, 20:32

A charter bus carrying 15 members of a church group ran off a highway after striking a bridge support Sunday in southern Colorado, killing two people and injuring several others, a state patrol official said. The bus was carrying a charter group from a church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was ...

Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

U.S. 06/18/19, 17:47

It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines — from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos and special conservation centers around the U.S.It's also about timing as wolves in the wild and those in ...

New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native American women

U.S. 06/16/19, 19:37

A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue.The Las Cruces Sun-News reports artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez recently erected the mural in Las Cruces in conjunction with the city's eighth annual "Illegal" graffiti ...

New Mexico governor says no to high-level nuclear waste

U.S. 06/07/19, 17:03

New Mexico's governor said Friday she's opposed to plans by a New Jersey-based company to build a multibillion-dollar facility in her state to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the U.S.In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the interim storage ...

Update: Group behind private border wall has more plans

U.S. 05/30/19, 15:13

The latest on the crowd-funded barrier built on the U.S.-Mexico Border (all times local):2:15 p.m.The man behind an online fundraising campaign to build a privately funded barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border says his group has 10 more projects in the pipeline but he declined to provide details about where the ...

US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land

U.S. 05/29/19, 15:43

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that Native Americans consider sacred surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico.The decision comes after Bernhardt visited the site Tuesday and met with leaders of the Navajo Nation ...

City issues cease-and-desist order for private border wall

U.S. 05/28/19, 20:08

A border suburb of El Paso, Texas, has issued a cease-and-desist order against construction of a privately funded border barrier.A spokesman for Sunland Park, New Mexico, said Tuesday that the barrier being erected by We Build The Wall Inc. on private property doesn't comply with city ordinances. City spokesman Peter ...

Group vowing to build border wall puts up New Mexico segment

U.S. 05/27/19, 17:11

A leader with the group that's been raising funds to build a southern border wall on its own says they erected less than a mile of wall on private land in New Mexico over Memorial Day weekend.Dustin Stockton, co-founder of the nonprofit WeBuildtheWall Inc., told The Associated Press Monday that ...

Endangered Mexican wolves blamed for more livestock deaths

U.S. 05/27/19, 15:47

It's shaping up to be a deadly year for livestock in the American Southwest as the number of cows and calves killed by Mexican gray wolves has skyrocketed, aggravating an already tenuous relationship between U.S. wildlife managers, environmentalists and rural residents.Federal reports show the endangered wolves have been blamed for ...

Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Man dies at 89

Science 05/26/19, 16:10

Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died at the age of 89.Gell-Mann died Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His death was confirmed by the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title ...

WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

U.S. 05/24/19, 14:55

John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed Pinto's death in Gallup on Friday after years of suffering from various illnesses ...

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 ...

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