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Suspect arrested after shots are fired at officers in southeast Albuquerque

Suspect arrested after shots are fired at officers in southeast Albuquerque Suspect was taken into custody Thursday night One suspect is in custody, after shots were fired at Albuquerque police officers Thursday evening.An APD spokesman says officers were looking into a shots fired call on the 600 block of Espanola St. SE. Once they arrived, shots were fired in the direction of the officers.A… → Read More

Albuquerque Police investigate two overnight deaths

Albuquerque Police have opened separate investigations, after a homicide and suspicious death took place overnight.One of the incidents occurred at the 4600 block of Plume Rd. NW, Saturday night. An APD spokesman says a caller reported that his neighbor was lying on the ground bleeding. The victim died at the scene, as the result of several cuts on his arms and neck. Police are working to find… → Read More

Police investigate shooting incident near Cottonwood Mall

Albuquerque police are at the scene of a shooting incident that took place Sunday afternoon near Cottonwood Mall.A spokesman for APD says the incident occurred in the parking lot near Walmart. Officers are busy securing the scene. Action 7 News is working to get more information. We will provide updates on air and online, as details are available. Albuquerque police are at the scene of a… → Read More

Police open homicide investigation in Nob Hill area

Police have opened a homicide investigation, after a person was found dead Saturday morning, in southeast Albuquerque.A spokesman with Albuquerque Police says the initial call was received around 8:30 am, Saturday. The caller told police that person was found dead in an apartment. Officers arrived on the scene and found several gunshot casings.The identity of the victim has not been released,… → Read More

Investigation underway after shooting incident involving off-duty State Police officer

Investigation underway after shooting incident involving off-duty State Police officer Incident took place at Cabela's Sporting Goods An investigation is underway, after a shooting incident involving an off-duty New Mexico State Police officer was reported Friday evening in northeast Albuquerque.A NMSP spokesperson says the shooting occurred at Cabela's Sporting Goods, just before 8:30 pm. The… → Read More

City of Mora now under mandatory evacuation orders

Evacuation orders in place for Mora and other towns in Mora County → Read More

Campbell Road Fire breaks out in Union County

Structures are threatened, and evacuations are possible → Read More

A new wildfire breaks out in northeast New Mexico

Fire is located near Mora County/Colfax County line → Read More

Two people killed Saturday afternoon in Roswell

Roswell police have opened a homicide investigation, after two people were killed in an incident that took place, Saturday afternoon in Cahoon Park.A public information spokesman confirms that police received initial calls around 5 pm Saturday. It is not known if anyone is in custody.Action 7 News will provide more information on this developing story, as details are made available. Roswell… → Read More

Suspect dies after altercation with NMSP officer

One person is dead, after a shooting incident that involved a New Mexico State Police officer.The incident took place Saturday, along I-40 near mile marker 64. That's near Prewitt, NM. The officer was not injured. Westbound traffic on I-40 is being diverted near mile marker 72, via NM highway 122.Action 7 News will provide more information on this story, as details become available. One person… → Read More

One dead, second person injured, after plane crashes in Sandoval County

One person has died, and a second person was injured, after a small plane crashed Saturday afternoon in Sandoval County.A spokesman for New Mexico State police said the plane crashed around 12:45 pm Saturday, about eight miles south of Counselor. There were two passengers aboard the plane.NMSP officers arrived at the scene, along with units from Sandoval County Fire. One victim was declared dead… → Read More

Shelter in place issued near Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

Barricaded subject in a vehicle in front of NMSP headquarters → Read More

Albuquerque leads the way in opening weekend cannabis sales

Three cities near Texas state line among the leading spots for cannabis sales → Read More

Suspect identified in shooting incident involving BCSO deputies

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the suspect that was killed in a confrontation with deputies on Friday.Taylor John Crabb was spotted by deputies Friday morning, allegedly vandalizing a vehicle on the 200 block of Saavedra Rd. SW. After a brief car chase, Crabb barricaded himself inside a vehicle and began shooting at deputies.Later, as BCSO SWAT team members… → Read More

Three men hospitalized after downtown shooting

Incident took place near the Kimo Theater. → Read More

Man dies in fatal motorcycle crash

Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies are still at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash, that occurred Saturday afternoon. One man is dead, and a second person is in critical condition.The crash took place on Tramway Blvd. NE near Forest Rd. 333. Traffic is currently closed in both directions, along Tramway. No other information is known at this time. Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies are… → Read More

One suspect dead after shooting incident involving BCSO deputies

One suspect has died, after a shooting incident involving Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies Friday morning.A BCSO spokesperson confirms the incident began near La Vega Dr. SW and Arenal Rd. SW. No deputies were injured, but one suspect was shot and died at the scene.The scene is still active, and people are encouraged to avoid the area. Action 7 News will provide updates, as they become… → Read More

Missing person alert

Albuquerque Police need your help, in locating a missing person.Anna Marie Bainallen has not been seen, since leaving her group home in northeast Albuquerque on March 21. The 32 year-old was last reported to be in the area UNM Hospital and the University of New Mexico campus. Anna Marie is five foot one inches tall, and weighs about 160 pounds.Bainallen suffers from diminshed capacity and has… → Read More

One killed in fatal crash in northeast Albuquerque

One man is dead, after a single vehicle crash Friday night in northeast Albuquerque.A spokesman for Albuquerque Police said the man was traveling westbound on Comanche Rd. NE at a high rate of speed. An eyewitness then told police the driver lost control after driving past her. The vehicle then crashed near the intersection of Comanche Rd. NE and Carlisle Blvd. NE. The driver was pronounced dead… → Read More

One person dead, second wounded in northeast Albuquerque shooting

Two people shot, one dies, in northeast Albuquerque → Read More