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  • ALBUQUERQUE-HOMICIDE ARREST

Police: Transgender woman accused of killing Albuquerque manALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • ALBUQUERQUE-HOMICIDE ARREST

Police: Transgender woman accused of killing Albuquerque manALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

 

  • MOBILE HOME PARK-STANDOFF

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a long standoff with a suspect at a mobile home park in Albuquerque has ended.Albuquerque police say they were able to peacefully get a suspect out of a home around 9 p.m. Saturday.They say the suspect was arrested for a felony charge of domestic violence.Police didn't immediately release the suspect's name or details of the charge.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In what's expected to be a long, contentious process, a few dozen people gathered recently in Albuquerque for the first public meeting hosted by Public Service Co.

  • NEW MEXICO ENERGY FUTURE

New Mexico utility seeks feedback on closure of coal plantALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In what's expected to be a long, contentious process, a few dozen people gathered recently in Albuquerque for the first public meeting hosted by Public Service Co.

 

  • NEW MEXICO UNEMPLOYMENT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico reports a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.9% in June.The rate is down from 5% in May and up from 4.8% in June 2018.The department said Friday that total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 15,200 jobs or 1.8%, between June 2018 and June 2019.The private sector accounted for the vast majority of the 1.8% increase.

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. (AP) — The FBI has identified a man from Zuni as the person whose body was found in the truck of a burning car in New Mexico.Authorities say they found 51-year-old Nastacio Keith Travis on Monday in a remote area north of Church Rock, a town along Interstate 40 on the Navajo Nation.He was identified by the FBI in an email on Friday. An autopsy is pending to determine how he died.Authorities are asking for information from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area on Monday between 6 and 7 a.m. 

  • HORSE RACING-NEW MEXICO

APNewsBreak: Horse racing regulator ousted over commentsALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • UNITED STATES-MEXICO-ASYLUM

US expands 'Remain in Mexico' at dangerous part of borderHOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government will expand its policy requiring asylum seekers to wait outside the country to one of Mexico's most dangerous cities.The Department of Homeland Security said Friday it will implement its "Migrant Protection Protocols" in Brownsville, Texas, across the border from Matamoros, Mexico.

  • UNIVERSITY-HONEY BEE HIVE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of swarming bees and several pounds of dripping honeycomb have been removed from a building on the University of New Mexico's main campus.Officials said Thursday the bee hive was nested within the decorative trim over a window near one of the entrances of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.Unlike more aggressive wasps and hornets, university officials say there's minimal risk to humans when honey bees are involved.

  • TRIBAL ARTIFACTS

US lawmakers propose ban on export of tribes' sacred itemsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats are making a renewed push in Congress to ban collectors and vendors from exporting Native American ceremonial items.Sen Martin Heinrich, U.S. Reps.

  • COURT CONSOLIDATIONS-NEW MEXICO

State revamps administration of magistrate, district courtsSANTA FE, N.M.

  • COURT CONSOLIDATIONS-NEW MEXICO

State revamps administration of magistrate, district courtsSANTA FE, N.M.

HORSE VIRUS-NEW MEXICONew Mexico warns of blister-causing livestock virusALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal legislation aimed at limiting oil and gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans has been endorsed by a key congressional committee.The House natural resources panel on Wednesday approved the Democrat-sponsored bill.

  • HORSE VIRUS-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico warns of blister-causing livestock virusALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-CONGRESS

Federal agencies missed 2nd deadline for tribal safety billsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Senate staffers say officials missed a second deadline last week to offer input on bills on Native American safety, and only one department has since provided "partial comment."U.S. Sen. John Hoeven set a "hard deadline" of July 8 for Interior and Justice Department officials to offer "definitive conclusions" on legislation after he criticized them for filing late testimony ahead of a key committee hearing last month.

  • SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN-THE LATEST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers have spoken at his bail hearing.Courtney Wild said Monday in Manhattan federal court that she was abused by the wealthy financier in Palm Beach, Florida, starting at age 14.She calls him a "scary person" and urges detention "for the safety of any other girls" out there.Annie Farmer says she was 16 when she "had the misfortune" of meeting Epstein and later went to spend time with him in New Mexico.She says he behaved inappropriately.

  • JAIL INMATE DEATH-INVESTIGATION

Prosecutors reviewing report on death of Albuquerque inmate(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing a 155-page report detailing the criminal investigation into the death of an inmate at the Bernalillo County jail earlier this year.The Albuquerque Journal also reports that Metropolitan Detention Center Chief Ralph Fernandez's internal investigation into the Feb.

  • SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN-NEW MEXICO

Billionaire's New Mexico ranch linked to investigationALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

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