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New Mexico panel opts to end recreational cougar trapping

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators have adopted new rules that will prohibit trapping or snaring cougars for sport, marking a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Authorities: Officer opens fire after driver pulls knife

ALBUQUERQUE – Authorities said a New Mexico State Police officer shot and killed a 22-year-old man during a traffic stop after the driver attacked the officer with a knife. State police said the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. awards $40M grant to New Mexico for student literacy

SANTA FE – New Mexico is getting a $40 million federal grant to improve student literacy. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced the U.S. Department of Education’s grant award, saying it...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Couple arrested, suspected in more than 20 robberies

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque police said detectives have arrested a couple suspected in more than 20 robberies in recent weeks. Police said 31-year-old Mathis Laau and 20-year-old Jasmine Montoya were...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo police academy bolsters officer ranks

CHINLE, Ariz. – Navajo Nation officials said 19 cadets have completed a six-month police academy. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said the Friday graduation ceremony was held at the Chinle...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New tech tools helping New Mexico count secretive cougars

LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST, N.M. – New Mexico wildlife officials said new technology is allowing the state to estimate its cougar population more accurately. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans want state budget surplus returned to taxpayers

SANTA FE – State lawmakers in the Republican minority are crafting a proposal that would return some of the state’s budget surplus to taxpayers rather than spend it on government programs and...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico issues final ruling against youth migrant shelter

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico officials have issued their final decision to deny an out-of-state company’s request for a migrant children’s shelter in Albuquerque. Charlie Moore-Pabst, a spokesman for...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albuquerque firefighters find dead body of a man in home

ALBUQUERQUE – Police in Albuquerque said a man has been found dead inside a back garage of a home that burned. City firefighters pulled the body out Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials said it is...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

University of New Mexico dean proposes free medical school

ALBUQUERQUE — A University of New Mexico dean has announced plans to ask the state to fund full-ride scholarships to medical students who commit to practicing within the state. The Albuquerque...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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