Associated Press New Mexico

N.M. police settle for $300K after detaining disabled woman

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Police have reached a $300,000 settlement with a disabled woman who accused an officer of grabbing and handcuffing her after she refused to provide ID in 2016. Jessica...

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

Albuquerque police: Overall crime down 5% in all categories

ALBUQUERQUE – Overall crime in Albuquerque is down 5% across all categories in the first six months of 2020, compared with the first half of last year and 15% since 2018, according to police. The...

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

New Mexico reports 67 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

SANTA FE – Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 67 new confirmed coronavirus cases with two additional deaths, increasing the statewide totals to 27,579 cases and 849 known deaths...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reports 164 more virus cases; death toll up by 6

SANTA FE – State officials on Saturday reported 164 additional COVID-19 cases with six additional deaths in New Mexico, increasing its totals to 27,512 cases and 847 deaths. Bernalillo and Doña Ana...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lujan Grisham orders flags flown at half-staff for Ginsburg

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff until the interment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man accused of killings arrested in NM posing as brother

ALBUQUERQUE – A double-homicide suspect in New Mexico was posing as his brother when he was arrested at a Border Patrol checkpoint, police said. State court records allege that Dakota “Outlaw”...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo judge halts operations at hemp farms near Shiprock

FARMINGTON – A Navajo Nation judge is halting operations at nine hemp farms in northwestern New Mexico as part of a legal fight between a businessman and the tribe’s Department of Justice. The...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Native American activist guilty of rape but not kidnapping

SANTA FE – A New Mexico jury on Friday convicted a Native American activist of rape and voyeurism, but acquitted him of kidnapping – the most serious charge against him. Santa Fe jurors deliberated...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona man faces attempted murder charge in police shooting

ALBUQUERQUE – An Arizona man is facing a charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting and wounding a New Mexico State Police officer last weekend west of Albuquerque, authorities said. The...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico governor eases some COVID-19 restrictions

SANTA FE – New Mexico children can practice sports and develop skills while in small groups and residents will soon be able to camp at state parks under changes being made to the state’s public...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former CEO pushes back on audit of Gallup hospital

SANTA FE – The former CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian hospital in Gallup on Wednesday challenged the findings of a special audit of finances and contracts at the taxpayer-supported hospital in...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico winds down Trump’s $300 unemployment supplement

SANTA FE – New Mexico labor officials said Wednesday a $300 weekly federal supplement to unemployment benefits expired Sept. 5 as payments continue for backdated claims. The Department of Workforce...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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