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  • ALBUQUERQUE CRIME

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque detectives are investigating the city's latest deaths — three more cases that could push New Mexico's largest city closer to smashing its homicide record this year. Police Chief Harold Medina was scheduled Monday evening to host a virtual town hall on social media to discuss the city's crime trends and answer questions submitted by residents. If the latest deaths are classified as homicides, that would put the total at more than 60 for the first half of the year.

  • RIO GRANDE-BODY FOUND

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are waiting for the identity of a body recovered in the Rio Grande near Truth or Consequences. New Mexico State Police said Sunday that a dive team discovered the body several miles from Rotary Park. A 5-year-old boy from the area was reported missing last week. Authorities have not said whether the body found could be Shaquille Ferguson Jr. Local authorities were asked by family last week to conduct a welfare check.

  • CAPITOL BREACH-COWBOYS FOR TRUMP

TULAROSA, N.M. (AP) — He rodeoed in a Buffalo Bill-style Wild West show, carried his message on horseback from the Holy Land to Times Square and was invited to the White House to meet the president. But luck may have run out for Couy Griffin after the cowboy, pastor and county commission rode to national political fame by embracing President Donald Trump with a series of horseback caravans. Griffin came crashing down with a defiant stand against President Joe Biden's election.

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  • Trump cowboy seeks 2nd act in politics after Capitol breach

TULAROSA, N.M. (AP) — He rodeoed in a Buffalo Bill-style Wild West show, carried his message on horseback from the Holy Land to Times Square and was invited to the White House to meet the president. But luck may have run out for Couy Griffin after the cowboy, pastor and county commission rode to national political fame by embracing President Donald Trump with a series of horseback caravans. Griffin came crashing down with a defiant stand against President Joe Biden's election.

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The rate of on-the-job fatalities for police is higher this year than it was at this time in 2020, according to an organization that tracks law enforcement deaths.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports that as of Monday, June 21, a total of 151 total deaths were recorded -- an 11% jump from last year. The NLEOMF tracks federal, state, military, tribal and local law enforcement officers deaths.

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New York City Democrats select their candidates for mayor on Tuesday, in a primary race that's being seen as an indicator of how voters balance priorities such as crime and police reform. The diverse field also suggests New York could be on the verge of sending its second Black candidate – or perhaps its first woman – into the mayor's office.

Workmen have invaded Flora Dillard's house on the east side of Cleveland. There's plastic over everything and no place to sit, but Dillard doesn't seem to mind. "A couple of days of inconvenience is nothing, compared to the results that you get," she says.

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