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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Experts now believe a photo purchased at a flea market shows Billy the Kid with the lawman who killed him. A North Carolina man tells Albuquerque's KRQE-TV that experts in forensics and facial recognition have verified the picture after several months of examination. Frank Abrams, of Ashville, says he first noticed two years ago that two men in the group photo looked like Billy the Kid and Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett, who fatally shot the Kid in Fort Sumner in 1881. Abrams, a self-described history buff, bought the photo for $10.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe High School student arrested for a letter that described plans for a school shooting will remain in custody until his trial. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the teenager was ordered Tuesday to stay in a youth detention center. He and two other boys were charged last week with conspiring to engage in terrorist activity. But charges against the others were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they can be refiled. Prosecutors say the teen, who cried during the hearing, needs a mental health evaluation and is a danger to himself and the community.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on planned expansion of Facebook data center in New Mexico (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Social media giant Facebook is planning to build four more buildings as part of its data center complex in New Mexico. Gov. Susana Martinez and company officials gathered Tuesday in the rural community of Los Lunas, south of Albuquerque, to make the announcement. With the expansion, the campus will include six buildings covering nearly 2.8 million square feet (260,128 square meters). The complex will represent an investment of more than $1 billion.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in New Mexico's largest city are set to choose its next mayor amid concerns about crime and the economy. Democrat Tim Keller is facing Republican Dan Lewis in a runoff Monday, a day after a city ethics board ruled Keller violated campaign finance laws during the race. The board did not issue any sanctions against Keller. The election comes a week after Democrats won governorships and legislative seats in Virginia and New Jersey and took mayoral seats in places like Helena, Montana.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney says former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego plans to testify at his own trial, as a jury considers corruption charges including fraud and bribery. Defense attorney Thomas Clark says he anticipates that Griego will speak in his own defense Tuesday as a final witness, as the trial enters its third week. The New Mexico attorney general's office alleges that Griego used his position as a lawmaker to profit from the sale of a state-owned building. Griego has pleaded not guilty to eight charges.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's public safety and judicial officials are seeking budget increases for the next fiscal year as crime rates remain high. The Legislative Finance Committee is hearing this week from the agencies as the panel prepares to craft spending priorities ahead of the next legislative session in January. Committee officials noted that New Mexico in 2016 had the second highest rate for violent crime in the Unites States and the highest property crime rate among states. The state's overall crime rate also has exceeded the regional average for almost a decade.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ethics board says Democratic Albuquerque mayoral candidate Tim Keller broke campaign finance rules when his publicly financed campaign accepted "in-kind" cash donations. The Albuquerque Journal reports the city's Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices issued its ruling Monday — a day before the city's runoff election. But the board did not impose any penalties against Keller.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Libertarian Party politics in New Mexico (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A family member and political spokesman says New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn is seriously considering a run for governor under the Libertarian Party. Albuquerque-based attorney Blair Dunn said Monday that his father, Aubrey Dunn, is giving "heavy consideration" to leaving the Republican Party to run for New Mexico governor as a Libertarian candidate or independent of any party. Second-term GOP Gov. Susan Martinez cannot seek re-election in 2018.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing his 11th drunken-driving charge after police say he led them in a high-speed chase — 10 hours following his release from jail on another DWI conviction. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports police say 43-year-old Henry Gonzales led officers on a chase that reached 75 mph on city streets in the early morning hours of Nov. 4. Police say officers had to use a stun gun during the arrest. According to a criminal complaint, there was an open bottle of Crown Royal on the passenger seat of Gonzales' car.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal agents have obtained the DNA of a suspected drug dealer as part of an investigation into in the death of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was raped and dismembered in her home. The Albuquerque Journal reports court and police records show the FBI set up an undercover narcotics investigation six weeks ago with the goal of getting additional evidence in the slaying of Victoria Martens. It's part of a renewed focus by investigators on whether a fourth adult was present around the time the girl was killed.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man running for the state's southern congressional seat as a Democrat has been arrested for stalking. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports that David Alcon (al-COHN') was arrested Friday at an Albuquerque apartment complex after authorities had been searching for him for nearly two weeks. Santa Fe police issued a warrant for his arrest last month in connection with accusations that he sent graphic text messages to a woman he saw at a Halloween party. The woman told police that Alcon then stalked her outside her apartment.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The failed campaign for president last year by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson should provide Libertarian candidates with ready access to the ballot in 2018 as a major party, after he won 9 percent of the statewide vote. But not one candidate in Johnson's home state as of Monday had registered to run for statewide office or Congress under the Libertarian banner that espouses minimal government and maximum personal freedom.

DENVER (AP) — The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it for their crops. Water levels in the Ogallala aquifer have been dropping for decades as irrigators pump water faster than rainfall can recharge it. An analysis of federal data found the Ogallala aquifer shrank twice as fast over the past six years compared with the previous 60, The Denver Post reports.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in New Mexico's largest city are preparing to choose its next mayor after the Republican incumbent opted not to seek re-election. Voters will decide Tuesday between Democrat Tim Keller and Republican Dan Lewis in a race that largely has focused on rising crime in Albuquerque and the city's struggling economy. The election comes a week after Democrats won governorships and legislative seats in Virginia and New Jersey and took mayor seats in places like Helena, Montana.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An oil and gas pioneer who loved work and was known for his philanthropy has died at his home in northwestern New Mexico. The Daily Times of Farmington reports that Tom Dugan died Tuesday. He was 91. His family says a memorial service is scheduled for Nov. 18 at San Juan College. Dugan's granddaughter, Megan Rains, said her grandfather was committed to his company and loved going to work every day. She said he was loyal to the employees at Dugan Production Corp. and they were loyal to him.

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The Curry County jail has earned accreditation from a special council of the New Mexico Association of Counties. Detention Administrator Mark Gallegos tells The Eastern New Mexico News he has been working toward the accreditation since taking over in 2016. To earn the accreditation, staff updated policies and procedures to meet the 208 mandatory standards developed by the council. They cover areas such as security and mental health. The detention center passed the inspection of six auditors and will need to do so again in three years to maintain the accreditation.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico man is facing a dozen charges after authorities say he sprayed a Farmington police officer with gasoline. The Daily News of Farmington, New Mexico, reports Raymond Mayes was arrested Sunday following a report of a man trying to burn an SUV. According to a criminal complaint, the 43-year-old Mayes doused an officer with gas when police ordered Mayes to put a gas can on the ground. The complaint says Mayes held onto the gas can as two officers took him to the ground, and ended up with gasoline on themselves.

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Artesia city councilors have voted to move forward with disinfection of the community's drinking water system. The vote comes in the wake of a series of boil-water orders that were issued due to E. coli contamination. The first order in July was followed by another alert two months later. In October, a sample again tested positive. The Artesia Daily Press reports the sudden rash of positive samples has baffled the city's infrastructure department, particularly since the samples were isolated and located in different areas.

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers are drafting a plan that will guide the management of resources and potential energy development in an area of southern New Mexico where environmentalists have sought protections for decades. The Alamogordo Daily News reports the Bureau of Land Management is expected to have a draft plan for the Otero Mesa area ready for public comment next spring.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say three Santa Fe High School students have been arrested for a letter that described plans for a school shooting. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the students told Santa Fe police that the letter as a joke. Santa Fe Public Schools spokesman Jeff Gephart says students found the letter Tuesday and notified school officials.

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — For the first time, the Sabinoso Wilderness in northeastern New Mexico is accessible to the general public for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities. The 16,000-acre area contains some of the most pristine habitat in the country for elk, mule deer and other wildlife. It was previously wholly surrounded by non-federal land, making it inaccessible to the public. However, a donation of about 3,600 acres formerly known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch that are adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness was accepted by Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are drafting legislation that would restrict public access to video recordings from police lapel cameras of people with mental illnesses. Rep. Gail Chasey of Albuquerque said Thursday that the public availability of video recordings taken by police can discourage people from calling emergency services or interfere with the work of mental health crisis teams as frightened patients hold back information.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in New Mexico's largest city are excited about a new program announced by social media giant Facebook to help small businesses grow. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said Thursday he's hopeful the initiative will allow residents to gain more technical skills that will help them thrive in a digital world. He's also hopeful the Community Boost program will lead to better job opportunities. Officials say Albuquerque will be one of the first cities to participate in the program next year.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists say methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in New Mexico are higher than what state and federal regulators have measured. The Environmental Defense Fund released a report Thursday that aims to quantify the amount of methane intentionally released through venting or flaring processes as well as gas lost through unintentional leaks.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups are appealing a federal judge's dismissal of their lawsuit aimed at shutting down a coal-fired power plant and adjacent mine near the Arizona-New Mexico border. The coalition said Thursday attorneys filed with the 9th Circuit appeals court, continuing their challenge of the 2015 approval of a lease extension for the Navajo Mine and the Four Corners Power Plant. A judge tossed the case in September, citing tribal sovereignty. The judge argued the mine is owned by a corporation created by the Navajo Nation, making it immune to legal challenges.

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