Associated Press New Mexico

Family of Army soldier alleges foul play involved in death

GALLUP, N.M. – An Army tank crewman from New Mexico who died at Fort Hood, Texas, messaged his fiancee that he was concerned about three men who didn’t like him and that “something was wrong”...

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

Las Cruces Public Schools to continue fall semester remotely

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Las Cruces Public Schools board members unanimously voted Tuesday to remain online for the remainder of the fall semester in December or longer depending on health guidelines....

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

Santa Fe Community College sees big enrollment drop

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College has seen the bottom fall out of its enrollment because of the novel coronavirus. The Albuquerque Journal reports enrollment at the college declined 28% in one...

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

New Mexico education officials report five coronavirus cases

SANTA FE – The Public Education Department has begun reporting cases of COVID-19 linked to schools. Five cases were reported Tuesday, including at least one student in Colfax County and one in...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ex-Los Alamos employee sentenced to probation in China case

ALBUQUERQUE – A former employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been sentenced to five years of probation and fined $75,000 for making false statements about involvement with China, federal...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildfires put Republican meteorologist candidate in hot seat

SANTA FE – Political clashes about the role of climate change in catastrophic West Coast infernos are spilling into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico, where a Republican meteorologist is campaigning...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trump endorses Herrell in close New Mexico U.S. House race

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – President Donald Trump is throwing his support behind Republican challenger Yvette Herrell in a crucial U.S. House race in southern New Mexico. The president tweeted this week...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Charges filed in killing during Pokemon misadventure

ALBUQUERQUE – Police have filed murder charges in connection with the October 2019 shooting of a woman who stumbled on a robbery while playing Pokemon Go on a smart phone. The Albuquerque Police...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former Africana Studies director sues University of New Mexico

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The University of New Mexico retaliated against the director of Africana Studies for demanding that his program be elevated to a department and later removed him when the program...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

NRA backs Republican in New Mexico race for U.S. Senate

SANTA FE – A prominent lobbying group to the firearms industry has endorsed Republican candidate Mark Ronchetti for U.S. Senate in New Mexico. Ronchetti announced the National Rifle Association’s...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation considers coronavirus curfew sentencing change

GALLUP, N.M. – A proposal to amend sentencing for people caught breaking the coronavirus curfew on the Navajo Nation is awaiting consideration by the Navajo Nation Council, their highest...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Porta-potty seen rolling on Route 66

ALBUQUERQUE – A portable toilet in Albuquerque fell victim to another kind of whiff this week after strong winds gave it a trip along Route 66. A virtual video showed the porta-potty rolling down a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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