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Man critically injured in Santa Fe shooting

A man was critically injured after being shot in a Santa Fe apartment complex on Saturday night. Santa Fe police said in a news release that officers were called to the Santa Fe Apartments, 255 Camino Alire, just after 9 p.m. on Saturday. Officers found a 34-year-old man in the parking lot with at least […] → Read More

Three teenagers found dead in garage in Edgewood

Police said in a news release there is no indication of foul play and it appears to have been carbon monoxide poisoning. → Read More

Man, woman killed in Hobbs hit-and-run crash

A man and a woman were killed in Hobbs on Friday night after being struck by a vehicle while walking their dog, according to the Hobbs Police Department. The law enforcement agency said in a press release Sunday that Anthony Baca, a 26-year-old Hobbs man, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, cruelty to […] → Read More

How close to Albuquerque come to a record-high temperature?

Temperatures in the Duke City reached 63 degrees, said Jennifer Shoemake, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. That was the warmest temperature in the city since Nov. 9. → Read More

Pedestrian killed on Central on Saturday night

A man was struck and killed by a truck in southeast Albuquerque on Saturday night. No charges have been filed against the driver, who initially fled the scene but then returned. Police said it appears pedestrian error caused the crash, Rebecca Atkins, a police spokeswoman, said in a news release. Police responded to a crash […] → Read More

'Pay our bills on time': Heinrich, Dems call for debt limit raise

Parties are at an impasse over raising the country's debt limit. → Read More

New Mexico congressional reps assigned spots on high-profile committees

State's 'unique and vital role' in national security noted → Read More

16 investigative teams, 800 priority warrants: Albuquerque Police Department’s plan to clear its warrant backlog

The city has unveiled more detailed plans for how it will use $20 million it’s requested for the task → Read More

Largest police cadet class in years seated in Santa Fe

Dozens of budding police officers took the first step in their careers on Sunday. ... → Read More

Woman struck and killed on Louisiana

A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on Louisiana near Montgomery on Sunday. Gilbert Gallegos, a police spokesman, said around 7 p.m. Sunday that police were investigating the crash just south of Montgomery. A woman was struck and died at the scene. Northbound lanes on Louisiana were closed after the wreck. Police didn’t […] → Read More

Two suspects arrested in shooting death of Academy student

Jada Gonzales, 18, was shot at a house party in December → Read More

New Mexico tax unit leader believed to have stolen about $1.2M, sentenced to 8 years

George Martinez was sentenced to 8 years in prison and will be ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in restitution. However, prosecutors say Martinez has "little to show" for his crimes, as much of the money was spent gambling at local casinos. → Read More

Medicine man sentenced for sexually assaulting teen girl

A Shiprock man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager while he was acting as the girl’s medicine man, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico announced Tuesday. Leonard Lewis, 66, pleaded guilty in October to the assault, which happened on two consecutive days in the spring […] → Read More

Albuquerque opens warming center

Amid a cold front, the Mesa Verde Community Center will be used as a warming center on Monday and possibly Tuesday, the city of Albuquerque announced Sunday. The warming center will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. When the center closes for the evening, guests will be offered rides to either the […] → Read More

New Mexico sees a decline in COVID cases

Copyright © 2023 Albuquerque Journal COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have declined in recent weeks and the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital is under its licensed capacity for the first time in months. The decline in respiratory illnesses is welcome news for hospitals. Rooms for children in New Mexico hospitals have been in high demand since late October due to a surge in COVID,… → Read More

Woman found dead at Albuquerque park

Police are investigating after a woman was found dead Thursday at an Albuquerque park. Gilbert Gallegos, a police spokesman, said officers were called to just before noon Thursday to Highland Park, near the 800 block of Silver SE, where a person was unconscious and didn’t appear to be breathing. Investigators determined the woman was dead. […] → Read More

Sen. Ben Ray Luján holds talks with metro law enforcement officials

Metro officials meet with senator, emphasize role technology has in arrests → Read More

1 arrested after SWAT standoff outside Downtown

The Albuquerque Police Department SWAT unit arrested a man in the area of Coal and Alcalde SW, near the ABQ BioPark. An APD spokesman said “the resident may be armed with a firearm” but did not provide any other details about why they were wanted. Around 3:30 p.m. officers could be seen arresting a man […] → Read More

Former NM Gov. Bill Richardson announces release of American held in Russia

A Richardson Center team traveled to Moscow and Kaliningrad, Russia, multiple times over the past year and worked discreetly to secure Taylor Dudley’s release → Read More

Airmen honored for daring rescue mission

Maj. Kyle Konkolics gets a hug from his mother-in-law, Ann Bendan, after receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base on Wednesday. Konkolics and four other airmen were recognized for their roles in the successful rescue of an American being held for ransom in Nigeria in 2020. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2023 Albuquerque Journal… → Read More