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Past articles by Katy:

Four killed in wreck in Wagon Mound

New Mexico State Police say four people were killed in a wreck on Interstate 25 in Wagon Mound early Friday. Officer Ray Wilson said in an email that an initial investigation showed that at around 4 a.m. Friday, a northbound Ford van that was pulling a trailer “left the roadway and rolled” into southbound lanes […] → Read More

APD: Two found dead in SW ABQ home

Homicide detectives are investigating a possible shooting after two people were found dead in a Southwest Albuquerque home late Tuesday, according to police. Officer Daren DeAguero said officers were dispatched around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to a home in the 900 block of 8th SW. “This was in reference to an individual discovering two subjects inside […] → Read More

APD releases suspect after jail refuses to book him » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Man had been complaining of virus symptoms → Read More

Courthouse closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19 » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The 2nd Judicial District Courthouse downtown closed early Thursday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. The building will reopen on Monday. The employee who tested positive was last in the building March… → Read More

‘It’s lonely. It’s truly lonely’ » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Coronavirus takes mother, infects brother → Read More

81 new COVID-19 cases in NM, 1 more death » Albuquerque Journal

Two more workers and one more resident at La Vida Llena → Read More

MDC virus fears prompt pleas to free some inmates » Albuquerque Journal

ABQ district defender backs release of nonviolent offenders → Read More

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones pleads guilty to DWI » Albuquerque Journal

Just days after his arrest in Downtown Albuquerque, beleaguered UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones pleaded guilty to one count of drunken driving, according to court documents. Under the… → Read More

MDC inmate tests positive for COVID-19 » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 39-year-old man in the custody of the Metropolitan Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, causing several other inmates and staff members to be quarantined, according to a… → Read More

MDC releasing medically vulnerable, nonviolent inmates » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Metropolitan Detention Center has begun to release nonviolent inmates considered to be vulnerable to coronavirus, according to a Bernalillo County news release. The announcement comes as advocates around the… → Read More

‘Basic’ retailers hope to survive state’s new shutdown order » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The pandemic and the government actions taken to curtail it are being felt around the city → Read More

DA asks Supreme Court to mandate remote hearings » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Prosecutors plan to stop showing up in person for most courtroom hearings → Read More

High Court suspends most criminal jury trials through April 30 » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday suspending criminal jury trials through the end of April and encouraging judges to, when possible, conduct court hearings via phone and video.… → Read More

DA to Supreme Court: ‘More drastic measures are needed’ » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Chief Public Defender says virus could spread rapidly in jails → Read More

State, city set new public health restrictions » Albuquerque Journal

Medical personnel screen patients Sunday at the Presbyterian COVID-19 drive-up testing center at PresNow in Northwest Albuquerque. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal As fears over coronavirus intensified Sunday, state and local leaders announced sweeping and wide-ranging changes that they hope will mitigate the spread of the virus. The number of cases… → Read More

APD: Dying teen told parents who shot him » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alleged shooter's detention hearing will take place Friday → Read More

Former firefighter facing new criminal case » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former Bernalillo County firefighter is yet again facing criminal charges after a woman told police on Saturday that he handcuffed and attacked her, according to court documents. Celso Montaño,… → Read More

Suspect in vicious attack on motel manager detained » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Man beat, stabbed woman when she refused to extend his stay → Read More

SWAT situation at motel linked to arson investigation » Albuquerque Journal

Police believe man set fire to mother's home early Sunday → Read More

Two more plead guilty in slaying, abduction » Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Moves come weeks after a third defendant admitted kidnapping, conspiracy → Read More