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  • Bear attacks woman running marathon in New Mexico

    June 19, 2016 4:11 PM

    VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE - Wildlife officials say a bear attacked a woman running a marathon in a national preserve in northern New Mexico. The woman suffered several bites and scratches and had injuries to her head, neck and upper body that weren't life-threatening. The New Mexico Department of Game... more »
  • Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president

    May 29, 2016 10:38 PM

    ORLANDO - The Libertarian Party has nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate just as it did in 2012. Delegates to the party's convention in Orlando on Sunday picked Johnson on the second ballot over Austin Petersen, the founder of The Libertarian Republic magazine, and anti-computer... more »
  • Mom convicted over Facebook post to get new trial

    May 14, 2016 2:59 PM

    ROSWELL, N.M. - A New Mexico woman convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of a shooting at her son's school will get a new trial. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1shygtF) that Jeanette Garza Alvarez of Roswell will have a jury trial... more »
  • Police say man sold drugs out of a portable toilet

    March 3, 2016 1:05 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police say an undercover drug bust netted an Albuquerque drug dealer who was doing business out of an adult video store's portable toilet. The Albuquerque Journal reports 22-year-old Aaron Gonzales was arrested in the Pussycat Video store's parking lot on Tuesday and is facing drug-trafficking charges.... more »
  • Man tells police he killed friend for turning into a zombie

    October 26, 2015 11:21 AM

    GRANTS, N.M. - A New Mexico man who had been watching TV's "The Walking Dead" told authorities he fatally beat his friend before he could become a zombie. Grants police spokesman Moses Marquez said Sunday that 23-year-old Christopher Paquin was beaten and that 23-year-old Damon Perry is being held on... more »
  • 3-state project to look at developing adolescent brains

    October 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Researchers in New Mexico, Nevada and Louisiana are starting a $5.9 million project to look at how adolescent brains develop. Lead researcher Vince Calhoun of the University of New Mexico says scientists at the universities of New Mexico and Nevada will scan the brains of 230 children... more »
  • New Mexico State bus robbed during Florida game

    September 6, 2015 1:42 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game. Brad Barber of the university police department says the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area.... more »
  • Chappelle banana peel case tossed

    August 21, 2015 8:47 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Comic Dave Chappelle refused to testify in a case where a man threw a banana peel at him because Chappelle was making jokes about his friend and the case was dropped. Christian Englander faced misdemeanor battery and disturbing the peace charges. The incident happened in March... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • High wind engagement

    March 3, 2015 7:49 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- A couple that got engaged on top of Sandia Peak in New Mexico had to stop their celebration after strong wind stranded them. It was smooth sailing when Arthur Edelhoff and Lindsay Duncan rode the tram to the top of the peak about sundown. After taking... more »
  • 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 »

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