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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials have included Albuquerque to a program aimed at helping similar cities deal with the scourge of heroin and prescription drug addiction. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday will formally add Albuquerque as its seventh city selected to participate in the agency's 360 Strategy program. Under the program, the DEA coordinates with local law enforcement agencies against drug cartels and traffickers. It also fosters community outreach and works to engage drug manufacturers in increasing awareness of the opioid epidemic.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say three people sought in a fraud and identity-theft investigation were arrested during a SWAT situation that included a three-hour standoff involving one of the suspects. Police identified the suspects arrested Tuesday on felony warrants as 39-year-old Shawn Torrez, 52-year-old Anthony Cordova and 42-year-old Christina Torrez. It was not clear whether they have attorneys who could comment on the allegations.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The top executives who oversee the parent company of New Mexico's largest electric utility could earn more than $8.6 million in total compensation if they meet their performance goals. New salaries, benefits and incentive pay were approved Tuesday at the annual shareholders meeting for PNM Resources. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the combined compensation is down from about $10 million in 2015 but up from nearly $7.5 million in 2014. PNM spokesman Pahl Shipley says ratepayers are responsible for just a small percent of the executives' base pay.

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (AP) — Portions of three southern New Mexico highways will be closed for an hour Thursday morning for a test launch of an Army tactical missile. White Sands Missile Range officials say closures are planned between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. U.S. 54 and adjacent railroad tracks will be closed between Orogrande and the McGregor Range exit. U.S. 70 will be closed between San Augustine Pass and Alamogordo, and U.S. 380 will be closed between San Antonio and Carrizozo White Sands spokeswoman Cammy Montoya says people near U.S.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The political satire television series starring Nick Nolte has returned to New Mexico to film its second season. The New Mexico Film Office says "Graves" is being shot starting this week in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo and Santa Fe. Crews will be working on the production through July. The series is produced by Lionsgate for the EPIX network. It tells the story of the character Richard Graves and his journey to reclaim his sense of authenticity two decades after serving as the president of the United States.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI and Santa Fe police say the apparent abduction of a young girl Tuesday was instead a domestic dispute and both people have been found safe. An FBI spokesman says in a statement late Tuesday that an investigation revealed both of the people involved are accounted for and their identities will not be released because no charges have been filed. The incident was reported near the Tuscany Apartments in Santa Fe around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told authorities they saw a man throw a girl into the back of a car.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The political satire television series starring Nick Nolte has returned to New Mexico to film its second season. The New Mexico Film Office says "Graves" is being shot starting this week in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo and Santa Fe. Crews will be working on the production through July. The series is produced by Lionsgate for the EPIX network. It tells the story of the character Richard Graves and his journey to reclaim his sense of authenticity two decades after serving as the president of the United States.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI and Santa Fe police say they're investigating the apparent abduction of a young girl. The incident reportedly occurred near the Tuscany Apartments in Santa Fe around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told authorities they saw a man throw a girl into the back of a faded light brown, four-door sedan with a Texas license plate on the front and tinted windows. They say the girl appeared to be about 12 to 16 years old. The FBI says the unidentified girl is about 5-foot-5 with dark blonde hair and a long ponytail and wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have released the name of a pedestrian who was killed last week after he ran onto the tracks and was hit by a Rail Runner Express commuter train in Santa Fe. They say 21-year-old James Chavarria of Santa Fe was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday. Police say the incident occurred on the tracks nearest Interstate 25 in Santa Fe County. Witnesses told police that Chavarria got out of his vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate and crossed the roadway.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a SWAT situation in Albuquerque (all times local): 2 p.m. Albuquerque police say a man shot and damaged one of their robots during a SWAT situation. Police spokesman Officer Fred Duran says authorities first arrived at the home on Albuquerque's northwest side Tuesday morning to arrest the man on a felony warrant. The suspect opened fire as police sent in the robot. No one was injured and the man was taken into custody hours later after officers fired gas into the home.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans in the New Mexico House of Representatives want to use money from pensions and construction projects to shore up state spending and resolve a budget crisis. GOP House minority leader Nate Gentry on Tuesday announced a plan to restore vetoed funding to the Legislature and state universities for the coming fiscal year by suspending capital outlay projects. The proposal also would claw back retirement funds set aside for the state's unsalaried legislators to help bridge a projected $70 million deficit. Republican Gov.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will not be entering the race for governor and instead will focus on his re-election as the state's top prosecutor. The Democrat ended the speculation Tuesday with a statement that detailed the work his office has done — from pursuing internet criminals who target children to recovering Medicaid fraud dollars. Balderas also said his office has a responsibility to hold the federal government accountable. He pointed to recent filings against President Donald Trump's travel ban and the sale of federal coal leases.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former leader of the New Mexico Democratic Party is officially running for an open congressional seat and hopes to become the nation's first Native American congresswoman. Debra Haaland announced her bid Tuesday after recently filing a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission to run for the state's 1st Congressional District. Haaland says her focus will include economic and educational opportunities for New Mexicans along with a commitment to clean energy. A member of Laguna Pueblo, she's seeking to succeed U.S. Rep.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An audio recording transcript that omits statements has sparked controversy during the sixth day of a high-profile murder retrial. The recording had taken place soon after a former Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a fellow deputy. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2pHhGGi ) that by the end of Monday, 30-year-old Tai Chan's attorneys had asked for a full dismissal of the case based on "prosecutorial misconduct." The judge, however, declined dismissal.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a SWAT situation in Albuquerque (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Albuquerque police say a SWAT situation during which somebody fired shots at officers is over and there's no report of anybody being injured. Officer Fred Duran says "several" people are in custody after leaving a home in northwest Albuquerque. Duran says he's limited in what information he can provide because federal agents are at the scene and may take over the case. Duran previously said police went to the home and were negotiating with a man sought on a felony warrant. 8:30 a.m.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a wanted man has been shooting at SWAT team members and other officers from inside a home in northwest Albuquerque. There are no reports of injuries but police say schools in the area have been closed until the situation is solved and that the public should stay out of the area of St. Joseph's Drive and Atrisco Drive. Officer Fred Duran says police have been negotiating with the man and that he is wanted on a felony warrant. His identity wasn't released and no additional information was immediately available.

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana Community College is blaming stagnant enrollment and budget constraints for the decision to close a satellite campus in the southern New Mexico community of Hatch. School officials said Monday that the campus will close next month. Dona Ana Community College President Renay Scott said in a statement that the recession and resulting market declines have negatively impacted overall enrollment and use of the learning center in Hatch.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters with the National Weather Service are warning about increased fire danger in New Mexico thanks to more dry and windy conditions. A red-flag warning will be in effect Tuesday from noon until the evening hours for the northeast and east-central plains. Forecasters say a low-pressure system racing from Southern California toward New Mexico is expected to reach the state late Tuesday. Ahead of the system will be strong winds and very dry air that will combine for critical fire weather across much of the central and southern parts of New Mexico.

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An Air Force officer assigned to a special operations unit at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico is being honored for his actions while under enemy gunfire in the African nation of Djibouti (jih-BOO'-tee) in 2013. Base officials planned Monday to present the Distinguished Flying Cross to Maj. William J. Mendel. Mendel is now assigned to the 20th Special Operations Wing at Cannon but was a captain and an aircraft commander in the 8th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron in late 2013.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County man is facing child abuse and aggravated assault charges for holding a family at gunpoint because he believed they had shot and killed a federally-protected bird. Carlos Proffit remained jailed Monday on a $25,000 bond. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. The incident happened Saturday on the Pajarito Mesa southwest of Albuquerque. Proffit told deputies he saw the family shoot at a red-tailed hawk and admitted to keeping them there at gunpoint until authorities arrived.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The medical marijuana industry in New Mexico has grown substantially since being organized in 2007. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2pDt2uW ) about 8,000 New Mexico residents have obtained a medical marijuana license since Jan. 1, which brings the statewide total to more than 40,000 patients. The amount of patients has increased by 84 percent since March 2016. The number of dispensaries has also increased. The statewide total is at 56 after being at just 36 in January 2016.

CUBA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a fiery head-on crash that left five people dead, including a two children. Sandoval County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Elder said Monday that a large work truck traveling north on US 550 on Friday night crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into an SUV just south of Cuba. Two adults, a toddler and an infant in the SUV died, and the driver of the truck was also killed. Elder says authorities have yet to confirm the identities of the family, but indications are they were from Aztec, New Mexico.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alcohol-prevention teacher Peter DeBenedittis of Santa Fe is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for governor of New Mexico. DeBenedittis formally announced his candidacy Monday, describing himself as a progressive Democrat and political outsider who does not owe favors to past political contributors. A New Mexico resident since 1995, DeBenedittis wants to pursue policies that expand early childhood education and provide universal health insurance coverage, while increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes. He has not previously run for public office.

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 42-year-old Clovis man faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on convictions stemming from a scheme to smuggle drugs into the Curry County jail. A jury in Clovis convicted Bernardo Baca on Friday of trafficking controlled substances, distribution of marijuana, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. Prosecutors say a package containing methamphetamine and marijuana was found in an alley near the jail and that jurors heard phone calls between Baca and his girlfriend indicating they schemed to get the drugs into the jail.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a 25-year-old man left his mother's home in handcuffs after going to visit her for Mother's Day. Police responding to a call Saturday say they found the woman beaten and bloody and Mariano Pokagon with blood on his hands. According to police, Pokagon told officers he was visiting his mother for Mother's Day. He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery against a household member causing great bodily harm.

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