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  • Driver's licenses for immigrants spurs debate in New Mexico

    February 11, 2015 2:04 AM

    SANTA FE, N.M. - As a growing number of states allow immigrants to get driver's licenses regardless of their status, some New Mexico lawmakers are trying to move in the opposite direction. The GOP-led House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation repealing a 2003 law that offered licenses to... more »
  • Better earthly digs before blasting off

    October 6, 2014 7:56 PM

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NEW MEXICO- In hopes of attracting high-rollers into space, Virgin Galactic expanded its lodging and entertainment options for people who'll pay big bucks to blast off from its spaceport. Its partnering with a lodge in Truth or Consequences that is owned by media mogul Ted Turner.... more »
  • Virgin Galactic partners with Ted Turner lodge

    October 6, 2014 12:35 PM

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM - Virgin Galactic is expanding lodging and entertainment options in New Mexico for its roster of passengers who hope to one day take flight into space. The company said Monday it's partnering with a lodge in Truth or Consequences that is owned by media mogul Ted... more »
  • Singing road in New Mexico

    October 1, 2014 7:48 PM

    TIJERAS, NEW MEXICO- Transportation leaders in New Mexico hope a new "singing road" will slow speeders along historic Route 66. It'll be built between Albuquerque and Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series called "Crowd Control" that debuts in November. Tigress Productions will build it. The road uses... more »
  • Lawsuit: Inmate not allowed to worship Satan

    September 24, 2014 11:05 AM

    SANTA FE, NM - A state prison inmate says New Mexico correction officials aren't allowing him to practice his religion and properly worship Satan behind bars. KRQE-TV reports that Bernard Pritchard recently filed a lawsuit in state court alleging the chaplain and deputy warden at the Southern New Mexico Correctional... more »
  • Unusual home invasion

    July 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Police got an unusual call for help during a home invasion and they rushed to the scene. They found the intruder before it could slither away. A woman called 911 to report a snake invasion. They believe it got into her home by way of an... more »
  • Spaceport takes another step

    July 7, 2014 7:18 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Being a space tourist is a step closer to reality with the naming of a preferred hotel for the elite roster of passengers of Virgin Galactic. It's chosen Hotel Encantado de Las Cruces as the place space tourists will stay as they fork out $200,000 for... more »
  • A new version of space tourism

    June 24, 2014 7:37 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Flying a rocket ship into space is not the only form of space tourism on the horizon for people who want to take the trip. A company in Arizona says its successfully completed its first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule that can... more »
  • Stolen WWII medals

    May 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Police are on the lookout for some military medals stolen from an 89-year-old World War II veteran. Investigators are monitoring pawn shops and antique stores. The medals were in a frame and were stolen from Roy Hopper's house during a burglary in Albuquerque last month. He was... more »
  • Teen held in murder

    February 20, 2014 7:14 PM

    LOS LUNAS, NEW MEXICO- A 15-year-old boy accused of killing his 12-year-old was ordered held by a judge two days after being charged with murder and tampering with evidence. Alex Madrid was found dead in a field after his parents reported him missing and appeared to have died from... more »
  • Tuberculosis scare delays flight

    December 2, 2013 9:35 AM

    PHOENIX- About 70 passengers on a US Airways Express flight from Texas to Arizona were briefly kept on the plane after it landed, and some say they were told to get tuberculosis tests and vaccinations. Responders on Saturday boarded the plane in Phoenix and removed a man who was asked... more »
  • Texas A&M lineman Polo Manukainiu dies in crash

    July 30, 2013 10:47 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Texas A&M officials say freshman defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu has died in a rollover crash in New Mexico during a trip home from Utah. New Mexico State Police say Gaius Vaenuku, an incoming member of the Utah football team, also died after the wreck. Manukainiu was a... more »
  • Graveyard for bad video games

    June 4, 2013 7:47 PM

    ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO- Rumors of buried treasure prompted a company to ask the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico for permission to dig in the local landfill. The booty is old, terrible Atari video games. The rumored Atari graveyard has long been the fascination of some video gamers who consider the... more »
  • Man accused in 'Breaking Bad' theft arrested again

    April 11, 2013 10:05 AM

    ALBUQUEQUE, N.M.- An Albuquerque man accused of breaking into "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston's car late last year and stealing a script has been arrested again. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office records show that 29-year-old Xavier McAfee was arrested Wednesday on another count of auto burglary. Deputies arrested McAfee last month... more »
  • New Mexico girl found locked in wooden cage

    January 30, 2013 10:51 AM

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after police found an 8-year-old developmentally disabled girl locked in a wooden cage in the couple's mobile home. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Monday that officers checking on the girl's welfare found her in the cage the size... more »
  • Virgin agrees to pay Spaceport rent

    January 28, 2013 1:13 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Virgin Galactic says it will start paying New Mexico rent on the nearly quarter-billion dollar Spaceport the state built for Richard Branson's space tourism business, but the company is doing so under protest and without waiving its right to walk away from the project. According to letters... more »
  • Hundreds mourn slain family at Albuquerque vigil

    January 24, 2013 2:57 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An estimated 2,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a prayer vigil for a New Mexico family found slain over the weekend. The vigil was held at the Calvary Albuquerque church where victim Greg Griego was a pastor. A security official says 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego spent... more »
  • Guilty NM prankster returns stolen tiolet paper

    November 30, 2012 12:48 PM

    PORTALES, N.M. - University officials say a New Mexico college graduate, apparently feeling guilty over a student prank years ago, has sent a box of toilet paper to repay the school for loot taken from a dormitory. Eastern New Mexico University says it received the yuletide gift box this week... more »
  • Skydiver cancels try at supersonic jump

    October 9, 2012 12:51 PM

    ROSWELL, N.M. - Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner has canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall into the New Mexico desert because of high winds. The 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria had hoped to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier and shatter three other world... more »
  • NM mom jailed for overdue 'Twilight' book, DVD

    June 29, 2012 12:47 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico woman was arrested and spent a night in jail for not returning the book "Twilight" and two-DVD set "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" back to the library on time. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) Lori Teel was arrested and handcuffed at her... more »
  • Scientific Ghost Town in New Mexico

    May 8, 2012 7:56 PM

    The town of Hobbs, New Mexico was chosen as the site for a scientific ghost town where researchers can test everything from renewable energy innovations to traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks.It was selected by investors developing the Center for Innovation, Technology and Testing, or CITE. Developers wanted open spaces... more »
  • Famed obese cat 'Meow' dies

    May 7, 2012 12:10 PM

    SANTA FE, N.M.- A cat that got national attention for tipping the scales at 39 pounds has died. The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society said Monday that the orange and white tabby named Meow died over the weekend, likely from complications from his morbid obesity. Meow, who was... more »
  • Jindal travels to Utah, Colorado and New Mexico

    April 26, 2012 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading southwest for a string of Republican money-raising events. Jindal's office said the GOP governor was traveling to Salt Lake City on Thursday for a fundraiser to support Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and to Denver for a fundraiser for the Colorado Republican Party.... more »
  • Jindal heading to New Mexico later this month

    April 17, 2012 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Secure in his second term, Gov. Bobby Jindal is continuing to help other Republican candidates and organizations with their fundraising efforts. Jindal is scheduled to attend an April 27 luncheon to raise dollars for the Republican Party of New Mexico. An invitation obtained by The... more »
  • Police Shootings, Bounty?

    March 23, 2012 7:56 PM

    The mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico called for the halt to a police union practice of giving cash to officers involved in shootings. Mayor Richard Berry says he was shocked to learn of the practice. The father of one victim killed by officers called the practice a bounty. The union... more »
  • Shaw inks deal to sevice power plants in Arizona, New Mexico

    February 27, 2012 3:09 PM

    Baton Rouge- The Shaw Group Incorporated has announced it has signed a new contract with Arizona Public Service Co. to provide maintenance and construction services to eight fossil power plants in Arizona and New Mexico. Shaw already holds a contract with APS to provide maintenance, modifications, construction and radiological... more »
  • Semen-Tainted Yogurt

    October 6, 2011 7:21 PM

    DNA sent a former grocery worker to prison for hading out a semen-tainted yogurt sample at a market in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anthony Garcia pleaded guilty to adulterating food with semen and lying to federal investigators. Garcia admits he gave out the yogurt sample at a Sunflower Market in January... more »
  • Indy 500 winner Al Unser, Jr arrested in NM for DWI

    September 29, 2011 12:25 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Retired American race car driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has been arrested on drunken driving and reckless driving charges in New Mexico. KRQE-TV reports that the 49-year-old was arrested Thursday morning in Albuquerque, where he lives. Authorities say Unser was drag... more »
  • Dog going home after a year

    August 10, 2011 7:43 PM

    A dog named Ceasar that disappeared more than a year ago when his owners were involved in a car crash is going home. The wreck killed Monica Benson's husband and a daughter in New Mexico and later she went home to Michigan. Ceasar was recently found at an animal shelter... more »
  • Cat Sniper

    July 28, 2011 7:34 PM

    Authorities in Albuqueque, New Mexico are reviewing the case of a cat that was shot on a front porch to see if they can move foreword with an animal cruelty case. The cat named Prissy was killed and x-rays showed a bullet lodged near its ribs. If the cat sniper... more »
  • 2 people being questioned over Ariz. fire's origin

    June 15, 2011 5:03 AM

    LUNA, N.M.- A spokesman for the multiple agencies battling a massive wildfire in Arizona says two people are being questioned about an abandoned campfire that may have started the blaze. Spokesman Kelly Wood said he couldn't provide any further details Tuesday night but the U.S. Forest Service might release more... more »
  • Swatstika Branding Case Begins

    May 4, 2011 7:48 PM

    A man charged with branding the Nazi swastika into the arm of a developmentally disabled Navajo man in New Mexico is the first of three defendants to go on trial. William Hatch faces kidnapping, conspiracy and battery charges and jury selection started Wednesday for his trial in Aztec. Paul Beebe... more »
  • Bite Your Lip

    May 3, 2011 7:35 PM

    A woman in Las Cruces, New Mexico is in jail for biting off the lower lip of her boyfriend during an argument. Aurelia Lorena Reyes is charged with aggravated battery after police went to a motel and found the 35-year-old man with a bloody face and a missing lower lip.... more »
  • Swastika Branding leads to Lawsuit

    February 4, 2011 7:33 PM

    Relatives of a developmentally disabled man who was branded with a heated swastika sued McDonald's Corp. and the owner of a restaurant in New Mexico. The man's arm was branded using a metal coat hanger shaped into a swastika and the three men arrested worked at McDonald's. The suit says... more »
  • Swastika Branding Case

    November 22, 2010 7:30 PM

    A man in New Mexico pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges of branding a swastika on the arm of a disabled Navajo man with a hot metal clothes hanger. William Hatch of Fruitland and two others are the first to be prosecuted under a historic law passed in... more »
  • Jindal travels to New Mexico for campaign rally

    October 26, 2010 3:13 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal is back on the campaign trail, this time helping out Republican candidates in New Mexico. Jindal traveled to New Mexico for a campaign rally for GOP gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez, as part of a Republican Governors Association tour of states with tough governor's races. Jindal... more »
  • Goat Killed in Drive-By Shooting

    September 16, 2010 7:20 PM

    A pet goat that was a fixture in a neighborhood of Santa Fe, New Mexico was deliberately killed in a drive-by shooting. Police say a van drove up to a fenced yard and someone shot the goat named "Maria" twice. It belonged to two women who have other animals. The... more »
  • Reward offered for information on serial bank robber

    August 20, 2010 1:08 PM

    A reward is being offered for information on a man the F.B.I. has dubbed the "Bayou Bandit". He is responsible for at least 11 bank robberies since March 2010, four of them in Louisiana. The first was in Jennings then Sulphur, Crowley and Rayne. The other banks... more »
  • Guard troops to head to border states August 1

    July 19, 2010 1:08 PM

    Federal officials say National Guard troops will begin heading for the southwest border Aug. 1 to help secure it. The troops will train and be fully deployed by September and should be on the border for a year. They will be stationed in Arizona, California, New Mexico and... more »
  • US rig count increases by 5

    July 2, 2010 1:25 PM

    The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 1,557. Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 960 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 587 for oil. Ten were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago this week,... more »
  • Last UFO Festival in Roswell?

    June 1, 2010 12:59 PM

    A UFO could be headed for a crash -- a UFO festival. Officials in Roswell, New Mexico, may be pulling the financial plug on the annual UFO Festival. The event celebrates the supposed crash of a flying saucer near the town in the late 1940s. The festival... more »
  • Medical waste bodies

    April 6, 2010 8:42 PM

    Investigators in New Mexico are trying to identify body parts at a business in Albuqueque after the owner was arrested on fraud charges. Paul Montano was jailed after seven heads, a torso and some limbs were found at a medical waste company in Kansas. The parts were traced back to... more »
  • Baby remains found in box

    March 28, 2010 7:41 PM

    Investigators are looking for clues after a baby's remains were found in a box in a vacant lot in the mountains east of Albuquerque, N.M. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence Koren says a man who recently bought the unfenced lot was clearing debris Sunday when he discovered the box,... more »

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