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4 wounded in shooting at Albuquerque home

April 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man randomly fired a gun and wounded four people after his house party got out of control. Authorities booked 19-year-old Triston Whitmire on four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the early Saturday shooting. According to a criminal complaint, Whitmire told investigators he forced...

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Albuquerque police ID victim in motel shooting

April 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting at a motel. Officer Simon Drobik said Saturday that 30-year-old Michael Herrera died after an argument among several people escalated into an altercation. According...

Medicaid spending crunch raises tensions in New Mexico

April 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health care workers are raising concerns about closed-door meetings as New Mexico forges a plan to rein in spending on Medicaid by some $400 million under a new state budget. An advisory group delivered its first recommendations Friday...

Lawsuit: Driver unlawfully arrested after medical episode

April 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who says he suffered a medical episode on his way to work has filed a lawsuit accusing an Albuquerque police officer of denying him treatment and unlawfully arresting him on suspicion of driving while intoxicated — a charge...

Feds: 1 of New Mexico’s top 15 wanted fugitives is arrested

April 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say one of New Mexico’s top 15 most dangerous wanted fugitives has been arrested. The U.S. Marshal’s Service announced Friday that 41-year-old Julian Jesus Garcia was in fugitive status since March. He...

Sheriff: Shots fired in road-rage dispute near school

April 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say shots were fired during a road rage dispute near an Albuquerque elementary school, prompting a lockdown at the school. Deputy Felicia Romero, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, says no one was...

Health officials issue blowing dust alert for Albuquerque

April 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Environmental Health Department’s Air Quality Program has issued a health alert due to blowing dust in the Albuquerque area. They say high winds may cause elevated levels of particulate matter in Albuquerque’s South...

Albuquerque police identify man’s body found in an apartment

April 7, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man found dead in a northeast Albuquerque apartment and they say it’s a homicide case. Albuquerque police say the body of 31-year-old Cory Coyner was found Sunday night. Officers responded to the...

Spat escalates over secret legislative records in New Mexico

April 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Staff attorneys and advisers to the New Mexico Legislature on Wednesday stood by their refusal to turn over documents to prosecutors in the criminal investigation of former state Sen. Phil Griego. The Legislative Council Service said...

The Latest: Sotomayor says court getting more complicated

April 6, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, Ill., Monday, March 7, 2016. Sotomayor says the late Justice Antonin Scalia was like the brother she sometimes...