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Stories with place: New Mexico
  • Crews find suspected area of radiation leak 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:19 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being stored.

  • Las Cruces physician accused of health care fraud 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:13 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A Las Cruces physician has been arrested for allegedly overprescribing pain medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients.

  • Ex-Las Cruces policeman pleads guilty in sex case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:46 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former Las Cruces police detective has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage intern while on duty.

  • NTSB: Copter pilot reported problem with controls 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:46 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed at the University of New Mexico Hospital reported that the control pedals jammed or locked while the aircraft was taking off from the hospital's rooftop helipad.

  • Albuquerque dad facing child abuse charges 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:02 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An Albuquerque infant is in critical condition after police say she was shaken by her father.

  • N.M. court rules against challenger in House race 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:26 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a judge's decision to disqualify legislative candidate Algin Mendez on grounds that the Espanola Democrat didn't file enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions.

  • Denver TV in Southwest Colorado gets complicated 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:28 am
  • DURANGO, Colorado - Southwest Colorado's plea for Denver TV broadcasts is getting more attention in Washington.

  • Air Force says it's committed to plume treatment 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:56 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Air Force say its committed to treating an underground plume of toxic chemicals, backing away from a possible option of diluting contaminated water before it is delivered to customers of Albuquerque's water system.

  • Interior secretary to give address at NM college 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be delivering this year's commencement address to the graduating class at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

  • Governor names district judge in Valencia County 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - A Los Lunas lawyer has been appointed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to a judgeship on the 13th Judicial District Court in Valencia County.

  • Recordings surface in New Mexico governor race 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:06 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.

  • State town hall yields water recommendations 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:04 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Hundreds of New Mexico officials, business leaders and others finished hashing out recommendations Wednesday for improving the way the drought-stricken state uses its water and plans for the future.

  • New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:08 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Joining a growing trend nationally, New Mexico Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it is ending its 30-year-old policy of allowing inmates overnight visits with lovers and family.

  • Court revives election challenge against Democrat 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:07 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court revived a lawsuit on Wednesday that seeks to remove a maverick Democratic legislator from the June 3 primary election ballot.

  • Man agrees to help Albuquerque police find body 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:03 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A man has pleaded guilty in one death and no-contest in another under an agreement calling for him to serve 28 years in prison and to help Albuquerque police find one victim's body.

  • Los Lunas police: Man tried to abduct young girl 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:22 pm
  • LOS LUNAS, New Mexico - Los Lunas police say they have little information so far to go on as they try to find a suspect in a reported attempt to abduct a 7-year-old girl.

  • Univ. of New Mexico campus to get more lighting 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:58 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The University of New Mexico will use state funding to install additional safety lighting on its Albuquerque campus.

  • Concession stand closures eyed for Chimayo walk 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:50 am
  • CHIMAYO, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking law enforcement agencies to stop all concession and roadside stands along the annual Good Friday pilgrimage route to the El Santuario de Chimayo.

  • Farmington hospital closing Bloomfield clinic 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:32 am
  • FARMINGTON, New Mexico - A Farmington hospital is shuttering its clinic in a neighboring city.

  • Rio Rancho voters Hull as new mayor 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:16 am
  • RIO RANCHO, New Mexico - Greggory Hull will be Rio Rancho's new mayor.

  • State Land Office earns $69 million in March 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:05 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico schools, hospitals and universities received $69 million last month from the State Land Office.

  • Concession stand closures eyed for Chimayo walk 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:05 am
  • CHIMAYO, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking law enforcement agencies to stop all concession and roadside stands along the annual Good Friday pilgrimage route to the El Santuario de Chimayo.

  • 12-year-old hiker rescued from Jemez Mountains 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:40 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Authorities say a 12-year-old boy who fell off a cliff while hiking in the Jemez Mountains has been rescued.

  • Aspiring pilot recruited to be Navajo Code Talker 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:46 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A Navajo man who aspired to be a pilot but was recruited to become a Code Talker during World War II has died.

  • 3 Albuquerque police oversight members resign 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:19 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Half of the members of Albuquerque's Police Oversight Commission have resigned, citing a lack of independence and inability to provide any real citizen oversight of the troubled department.