Associated Press

  • AP-US-PROP-FIREARM-MOVIE-SET

Sheriff: Movie set showed 'some complacency' with weaponsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators say there was "some complacency" in how weapons were handled on a movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person. Speaking Wednesday at a news conference, they also said it's too soon to determine whether charges will be filed.

  • Authorities to present findings in 'Rust' movie-set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators plan to discuss their initial findings in the fatal movie-set shooting in which Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun, killing a cinematographer and wounding the director. The news conference scheduled for Wednesday by Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza and District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies promises the first detailed public comments by investigators about the killing of 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal at a New Mexico ranch.

  • AP-US-PROP-FIREARM-MOVIE-SET-LIABILITY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Experts predict a tremendous legal fallout after Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming "Rust" in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director. In addition to Baldwin, a call sheet for the day of the shooting obtained by The Associated Press lists five producers, four executive producers, a line producer and a co-producer. They, assistant director Dave Halls and an armorer could all face some sort of liability even if they weren't on the set.

  • ENDANGERED SPECIES

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is canceling two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop the two Trump-era rules was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service. It's part of a broad effort by the Biden administration to undo rules imposed under Trump that favored industry over the environment.

  • PROP FIREARM-MOVIE SET

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood professionals say they're baffled by the circumstances of the New Mexico movie-set shooting that left a cinematographer dead, adding that production crews have stepped up safety measures. Jeffrey Wright says the death has brought a renewed attention to detail on the set of "Westworld," the HBO series he stars in. He also says he has never been handed a weapon on set without seeing that the barrel was clear.

  • Stars stunned by 'mismanaged set' in fatal prop-gun shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood professionals say they're baffled by the circumstances of the New Mexico movie-set shooting that left a cinematographer dead, adding that production crews have stepped up safety measures. Jeffrey Wright says the death has brought a renewed attention to detail on the set of "Westworld," the HBO series he stars in. He also says he has never been handed a weapon on set without seeing that the barrel was clear.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials have reported 24 additional COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the virus as of Sunday night. Tribal officials still are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel. Since the pandemic began, 36,109 COVID-19 cases and 1,473 deaths have been reported on the tribe's reservation, which is the country's largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers). It covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials have reported 24 additional COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the virus as of Sunday night. Tribal officials still are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel. Since the pandemic began, 36,109 COVID-19 cases and 1,473 deaths have been reported on the tribe's reservation, which is the country's largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers). It covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 

  • Crew member: Baldwin careful with guns before fatal shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A camera operator told authorities that Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film "Rust" before the actor shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun he'd been told was safe to use, records released Sunday show. A search warrant affidavit includes details with camera operator Reid Russell, who told a detective that Baldwin was rehearsing a scene Thursday in which he was set to draw his gun while sitting in a church pew.

  • Crew member: Baldwin careful with guns before fatal shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A camera operator told authorities that Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film "Rust" before the actor shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun he'd been told was safe to use, records released Sunday show. A search warrant affidavit includes details with camera operator Reid Russell, who told a detective that Baldwin was rehearsing a scene Thursday in which he was set to draw his gun while sitting in a church pew.

Saturday's Scores

Oct 23, 2021

PREP FOOTBALL

  • Dulce 50, Pine Hill 0

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  • AP-US-PROP-FIREARM-MOVIE-SET

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director of the film "Rust" told Alec Baldwin that a weapon he gave him was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, according to court documents in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Instead, the gun was loaded with live rounds. When Baldwin pulled the trigger Thursday on the set of a Western, he killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The sheriff's office obtained the warrant so investigators could document the scene where the shooting took place.

  • PROP FIREARM-MOVIE SET

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director of the film "Rust" told Alec Baldwin that a weapon he gave him was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, according to court documents in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Instead, the gun was loaded with live rounds. When Baldwin pulled the trigger Thursday on the set of a Western, he killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The sheriff's office obtained the warrant so investigators could document the scene where the shooting took place.

Today in Entertainment History                                                                                                                                       On Oct. 23, 1941, the Disney film "Dumbo" was released.

Today in History

Oct 23, 2021

Today in History 

  • Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021. There are 69 days left in the year. 

Today's Highlight in History: 

  • On Oct. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings subpoenaed by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica. 

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Friday's Scores

Oct 23, 2021

PREP FOOTBALL

  • Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for the movie "Rust," and 48-year-old director Joel Souza were shot.

  • ELECTION 2022-GOVERNOR-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign for reelection has amended its October campaign finance report and returned $4,200 to a corporate contributor after a donation exceeded limits set in state statute. An opposition political committee titled Stop MLG highlighted the original $25,000 donation from Denver-based Intrepid Potash to Lujan Grisham. New Mexico caps campaign contributions at $20,800 in the course of a four-year election cycle.

  • ALBUQUERQUE-STADIUM PROPOSAL

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Albuquerque may be confused about how a proposed soccer stadium will be funded. That's because the ballot measure includes inconsistent language about financing for city's $50 million stadium bond proposal. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the ballot initially describes the project financing's financing as coming from gross receipts tax revenue bonds. But the place where voters will mark their ballots refers to general obligation bonds.

  • REDISTRICTING-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel on political redistricting has advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico's Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities. Two of the endorsed redistricting maps conform to proposals from Indigenous nations and tribes in northwestern New Mexico, a celebrated cradle of ancient civilization where a recent decline in population threatens to disrupt and dilute majority-Native American voting districts.

  • Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel on political redistricting has advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico's Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities.

  • DRY NEW MEXICO-PECOS RIVER

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal water managers say the Pecos River Basin in New Mexico is likely to experience growing water shortages as temperatures continue to rise over the next century. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Wednesday discussed the findings of a recently completed study on the basin. The Pecos River flows through eastern New Mexico into Texas, where it joins the Rio Grande near the U.S.-Mexican border. It's home to more than 130,000 acres of crops and orchards.

  • POLICING-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are drafting a plan to ease restrictions against retired police officers coming back to work in an effort to add more officers across New Mexico in the midst of a labor shortage. At a legislative hearing Tuesday, retired police officer and state Rep. Bill Rehm of Albuquerque outlined a proposal for changes to reemployment provisions for retired police to incentivize a return to work. He said officers might continue to draw on pension benefits or wait for a bigger payout later.

  • New Mexico considers retirement 'double dipping' for police

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are drafting a plan to ease restrictions against retired police officers coming back to work in an effort to add more officers across New Mexico in the midst of a labor shortage. At a legislative hearing Tuesday, retired police officer and state Rep. Bill Rehm of Albuquerque outlined a proposal for changes to reemployment provisions for retired police to incentivize a return to work.

  • New Mexico considers retirement 'double dipping' for police

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are drafting a plan to ease restrictions against retired police officers coming back to work in an effort to add more officers across New Mexico in the midst of a labor shortage. At a legislative hearing Tuesday, retired police officer and state Rep. Bill Rehm of Albuquerque outlined a proposal for changes to reemployment provisions for retired police to incentivize a return to work.

  • ELECTION 2021-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office on Tuesday released its first tally of voter participation in the consolidated Nov. 2 election for local government offices including school boards and bond initiatives that influence local tax rates. More than 25,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is clearing the way for hospitals to ration care if necessary. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase says hospitals already have been juggling patients with fewer resources, and the order he signed Monday sets up an "equitable procedure" for making tough decisions. Hospitals can suspend procedures that aren't medically necessary if they don't have capacity. Officials say many patients are being treated for non-COVID-19 illnesses and for delaying care.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Amazon is eying the airport of New Mexico's most populous city as the site for construction of a new cargo facility. Albuquerque City Council members on Monday formally proposed a lease agreement for Seattle-based Amazon to build a 30,750-square-foot cargo facility at the Albuquerque International Sunport.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is clearing the way for hospitals to ration care if necessary. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase says hospitals already have been juggling patients with fewer resources, and the order he signed Monday sets up an "equitable procedure" for making tough decisions. Hospitals can suspend procedures that aren't medically necessary if they don't have capacity. Officials say many patients are being treated for non-COVID-19 illnesses and for delaying care.

  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who fell from a luxury suite at a university sports arena in Albuquerque onto concrete stairs below has been awarded $144,000 under a state-negotiated settlement. During a basketball game in December 2016 at the University of New Mexico, Eduardo Bracamonte Jr. fell while making his way to a seat and his momentum carried him over a short wall. The university denies wrongdoing and had no immediate comment Monday. Bracamonte landed feet-first, shattering bones in his foot and ankle in a fall witnessed by his son.

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