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Albuquerque police investigating woman’s death

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police received a call Monday afternoon that an adult female had shot herself. Officers and paramedics arrived and found a woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the woman hasn’t been released and police haven’t...

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NM monsoons strong, but drought lingers

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For a few hours, the Rio Grande was grand again. But weather officials say despite the fierce storm that hit Albuquerque with hurricane-force winds and pounding rains over the weekend, New Mexico’s drought is far from over....

NM tourism on the rise

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico tourism is on the rise and visitor spending has hit an all-time high of $5.9 billion. Martinez says a record 32 million people visited the state last year, the third straight year New Mexico has...

Officials: NM boy diagnosed with West Nile

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a 13-year-old boy from San Juan County has been diagnosed with the West Nile virus. The New Mexico Department of Health said Monday the boy is the first human case of West Nile virus infection identified in the...

Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers leader resigns

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chairman of Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers has resigned after his arrest on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving in a minor traffic accident. Pat Davis told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/16vDhxf) on Monday that he...

Albuquerque police chief leaves with mixed legacy

July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — He was brought in as a reformer. A former Albuquerque police officer who then-Mayor Marty Chavez lured back from Scottsdale, Ariz., to clean up a police department rocked by low morale, scandal and intense media scrutiny. Things...

Teen fatally shot at friend’s birthday party

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy at a friend’s birthday party in the Dona Ana County community of Rodey. Investigators say 27-year-old Efren Rey of Salem is suspected of...

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting in Farmington

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One man died and at least three other people were wounded in a shooting in Farmington. Investigators tell the Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/13oFNlQ) that they are trying to determine the motive behind Saturday night’s...

Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers leader arrested

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chairman of Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving after he was involved in a minor traffic accident. Authorities tell the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1e3ro4h) that...

NM used car dealer fights forfeiture claim by feds

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque used car dealer who is fighting the federal government’s seizure of $841,000 from his business and personal bank accounts claims he’s being singled out by federal authorities because he’s a...