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Presbyterian to outsource physician recruitment

Future staff will come from company backed by private equity → Read More

FBI gang unit seizes $100,000 in stolen loot

FBI Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda shows the boxes of stolen merchandise discovered in four North Valley storage units last week, including a Ninja blender, air compressors and power tools. The firearms seized included a World War II-era weapon, seen in the foreground. (Chancey Bush/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2023 Albuquerque Journal FBI agents were in for a surprise the morning of… → Read More

Balderas: NM laws lacking on gun safety

There’s no doubt the fatal accidental shooting of a 2-year-old Rio Rancho child by his 4-year-old brother in 2021 was a tragedy. But were the boys’ parents guilty of a crime? Outgoing state Attorney General Hector Balderas’ office spent months reviewing possible prosecution in the death of Lincoln Harmon at his home on Dec. 8, […] → Read More

CYFD investigator in Texico case calls it quits over policies

A legislative report says CYFD leadership has struggled to recruit and retain employees who investigate abuse and neglect → Read More

Texico abuse probe shifts to homeless couple's infant

Child's mother says she gave couple her baby after living at the property → Read More

FBI report: ABQ teen asleep with loaded machine gun

Suspect states he intended to enter drug rehab facility in Taos → Read More

Nursing home found negligent in resident's choking death after videotapes destroyed

Peter Robinson Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Peter Robinson was in the late stages of dementia and restricted to a pureed diet when he choked to death on a hot dog after wandering unsupervised into the dining hall of his Albuquerque nursing home in 2019. The Uptown Rehabilitation Center contended his death was an accident and couldn’t have been prevented. But the nursing home didn’t… → Read More

Gov. urged to appoint deputy DA to office

The appointee will be only the third person in 22 years to run the office → Read More

Report: CYFD is showing progress, but not enough

Children are still spending nights in offices, out of state → Read More

Democrats in lead in NM judicial races

Four Democratic incumbents running for reelection in New Mexico’s top statewide judicial races held sizeable leads over their Republican challengers Tuesday night, according to unofficial results. The four, two on the state Supreme Court and two state Court of Appeals judges, faced partisan elections as appointees of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham over the past two […] → Read More

Rio Rancho ordered to pay more than $43,000 in IPRA case

Issue pertains to the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy last year → Read More

CYFD pays $280K more in tragic child abuse case

Agency has paid $370K to foster parent and 2 former employees → Read More

Judge restricts NM Civil Guard

Official: Lawsuit is an effort 'to prevent violent extremism' → Read More

ABQ FBI: Young man threatened mass casualties

Suspect held; diary describes desire to go on a killing spree → Read More

Federal judge bars IDing defendant as SNM gang member

Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Jonathan Tony Sanchez wasn’t your typical convicted felon. So, too, his recent federal trial on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition was far from ordinary. The FBI had identified Sanchez as one of eight members of the ultra-violent Syndicato Nuevo Mexico prison gang on the streets of Albuquerque who had been solicited in 2015 to… → Read More

New Mexico's repeat child abuse rate ‘among worst’ in US, report says

40% of children harmed came from families already known to CYFD → Read More

New Mexico's repeat child abuse rate 'among worst' in US, report says

40% of children harmed came from families already known to CYFD → Read More

Texico abuse case investigation expands

Witnesses question why authorities left children in home → Read More

Suspect arrested in raid admits drug possession

Search of home turned up 1M fentanyl pills, meth, guns and money → Read More

Millions in cash, fentanyl seized during Thursday raid

Federal agents recovered up to $4 million in bulk cash, hand grenades and more than a million Fentanyl pills during one of 16 predawn raids Thursday morning in the South Valley and elsewhere in the city, according to federal records unsealed this morning in federal court in Albuquerque. The simultaneous searches by officers from more […] → Read More