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  • DEPUTY-FATAL SHOOTING

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Bernalillo County say a man was killed by a deputy after fleeing the scene of a fight where a shot had reportedly been fired. Sheriff Manny Gonzales said early Monday that the shooting is the first deputy-involved shooting since the agency began incorporating body cameras on all officers. The incident began when deputies were en route to a call about a possible fight in the South Valley area and were told there was gun fire. When they arrived, deputies followed a suspect on foot. Gonzales says it's not clear after that how much gunfire was exchanged but that a bullet from one deputy hit the suspect.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 103 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. The latest numbers released Sunday raised the totals to 28,325 cases and 1,018 known deaths since the pandemic began. The tribe has tribe extended its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Navajo Department of Health has identified 53 communities with uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus, down from 75 communities in recent weeks. The Navajo Nation also is lifting weekend lockdowns to allow more vaccination events. The actions in the latest public health emergency order will run through at least Feb. 15.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 530 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths. The latest numbers increased the state's pandemic totals to 174,064 cases and 3,283 known deaths. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. The county with the most new cases was Bernalillo with 134. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

  • LOS ALAMOS-PIT PRODUCTION

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe County Commission wants Los Alamos National Laboratory to conduct a site-wide environmental review of the potential effects that could come from production of the plutonium cores used in the nation's nuclear arsenal. The commission on Tuesday approved a resolution outlining its wishes. The lab plans to increase production to 30 cores per year by 2026. The last site-wide review at the northern New Mexico lab was done 13 years ago. Santa Fe Commissioner Anna Hansen said it's unconscionable that the nuclear agency and the U.S. Energy Department are ignoring the demands of elected officials and the public for a new analysis.

  • HOME BURGLARIES-SUSPECTS ARRESTED

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say two suspects have been arrested for allegedly being involved in more than home 80 burglaries. They say 18-year-old Jesse Mascareno-Haidle and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Friday after police launched a detailed investigation into dozens of home invasions in the metro Albuquerque area.  The teen's name is not being released because he's a juvenile. Police say the two suspects are accused of several home burglaries and stealing vehicles from many of the residences.  Police believe the suspects may have also burglarized six locations in Los Lunas.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 135 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths. The latest numbers released Saturday night raised the totals to 28,717 cases and 1,014 known deaths since the pandemic began. The tribe has tribe extended its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Navajo Department of Health has identified 53 communities with uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus, down from 75 communities in recent weeks. The Navajo Nation also is lifting weekend lockdowns to allow more vaccination events. The actions in the latest public health emergency order will run through at least Feb. 15.  The Navajo Nation extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.  

  • ELECTRIC BUSES-ALBUQUERQUE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials in New Mexico have welcomed back electric buses after failed attempts in years past with the Albuquerque Rapid Transit. Transit Department Director Danny Holcomb said on Friday that the electric bus service will begin operations on Saturday on a single route. Holcomb said multiple routes will be added to test how the vehicle's battery life will be affected. Holcomb said the 40-foot bus can carry 37 passengers and is expected to run up to 175 miles a day in one charge. The leased bus will serve as a test, as the city anticipates purchasing five before the end of the year. Each bus will cost about $925,000.

  • CAPITOL BREACH-COWBOYS FOR TRUMP

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The jailed leader of Cowboys for Trump has been held in solitary isolation for two weeks as he refused to take a coronavirus test. U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui on Friday said Couy Griffin also ejected offers to speak with an attorney regarding his arrest in connection with the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. Griffin has been jailed and charged by federal prosecutors with entering the Capitol grounds. He was arrested Jan. 17 as he returned to Washington. Griffin has said he wasn't involved in violence at the Capitol and never went inside the building as he waded among throngs of Trump supporters on an outer balcony.