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Albuquerque police arrest 2 people in homicide investigation

June 23, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose burned body was found near the Cibola Campground. Police announced Friday that 55-year-old Craig Smith and 39-year-old Evonne Jaramillo are being held in the homicide case, which remains under investigation. They say Smith [&hellip...

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US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

June 23, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse...

University professor, 2 students overcome by heat near Hatch

June 23, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say they had to rescue a university professor and two of her students who were overcome by heat near Hatch, New Mexico. Agents from the Las Cruces station responded to a call from the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s...

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

June 23, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station’s SUV. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2rMiw1n ) reported the story Friday...

Scrutiny intensifies over safety at US nuclear weapons lab

June 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this May 10, 2017, file photo, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, second from left, accompanied by Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, second from right, learns about capabilities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility, from...

Albuquerque police officer faces 2 suits for on-duty crashes

June 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer who has been in at least five on-duty vehicle crashes in the past three years is facing lawsuits in connection with two of the crashes. Officer Patrick Casias was sued in March and then again last week,...

1 critically injured after vehicle chase through Albuquerque

June 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One person is in critical condition after a wanted felon driving a recreational vehicle caused several crashes while leading authorities on a chase through Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2sBOHC3) the...

Additional murder charge filed in New Mexico shooting spree

June 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting spree across northern New Mexico has been charged with an additional count of murder after the death of his mother from a gunshot wound. The office of District Attorney Marco Serna on Wednesday confirmed the...

Southern New Mexico city opens ‘cooling stations’

June 21, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials in one southern New Mexico city have opened a handful of “cooling stations” where residents can find temporary relief from the heat wave. Las Cruces officials say the stations at community and recreation centers...

Grand jury files charges against former New Mexico senator

June 20, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this July 7, 2016, file photo, former state Sen. Phil Griego, left, speaks to his attorney, Tom Clark, during his preliminary hearing at district court in Albuquerque, N.M. A grand jury has charged Griego with perjury, fraud and embezzlement in connection...