New Mexico sets new records on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

SANTA FE – New Mexico on Saturday reported record numbers of additional COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, breaking daily records set in recent days as the state’s coronavirus outbreak continues...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico DA gets grant for prosecutor to target gun crimes

ALBUQUERQUE – The federal government is providing a $278,000 grant to a New Mexico district attorney’s office to hire a full-time local prosecutor to try firearms cases in federal court. The U.S....

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawyer: Allegations against former police spokesman ‘false’

ALBUQUERQUE – A lawyer for a now-former Albuquerque police officer denies allegations that his client wrongly collected thousands of dollars of overtime pay while serving as the department’s...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former Alamogordo officer sentenced in fatal Roswell wreck

ROSWELL, N.M. – A former Alamogordo police officer has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2019 wreck in Roswell in which one person was killed and two others were injured. Luke Maxwell...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State allows drivers older than 79 to renew licenses online

SANTA FE – Older drivers at high risk for complications from COVID-19 will no longer be required to take their annual eye exam at a state Motor Vehicle Division office. It’s the latest regulatory...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

More fire restrictions imposed as New Mexico waits for rain

ALBUQUERQUE – More national forests are imposing fire restrictions as New Mexico waits for some much needed rain. The Cibola National Forest is implementing the first stage of restrictions Friday...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico diocese to cease Sunday Mass amid virus surge

ALBUQUERQUE – One of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States will again suspend Sunday Mass indefinitely as New Mexico marks its latest surge of COVID-19 cases. Archbishop John C....

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit: New Mexico county failed to monitor suicidal inmate

SILVER CITY, N.M. – A New Mexico county that held an inmate struggling with drug addiction failed to properly monitor him before he took his own life, according to a wrongful death lawsuit. The...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Business mandates mount as New Mexico deals with virus surge

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday unveiled more requirements for businesses after a string of record-breaking daily case counts prompted renewed restrictions just last...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cowboys for Trump group fends off financial disclosures

SANTA FE – Time is running out before Election Day as New Mexico election regulators push the political support group Cowboys for Trump to disclosure its financial backers. The horseback-riding,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Military Institute reports 63 COVID-19 cases

ROSWELL, N.M. – A military junior college in New Mexico is under quarantine after reporting 63 employees and cadets tested positive for the coronavirus and were isolating, school officials said....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Watchdog group cites interference at polls in Latino areas

SANTA FE – A voting rights group said caravans of flag-waving President Donald Trump supporters appeared to obstruct and intimidate voters at two polling location in predominantly ethnic-minority...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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