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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say man who was shot at a car wash in Albuquerque has died. Albuquerque police on Monday identified the victim as 59-year-old Earl Roybal. They say one person has been taken into custody following the shooting on Sunday evening. Witnesses told police that the victim was shot three times. Shawn Tillman told the Albuquerque Journal he was nearby when he heard the gunshots followed by a woman's scream. He then ran to the car wash, where he says he rendered aid to the victim until medics arrived.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 3-year-old boy who was killed in a mobile home fire in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police say the victim has been identified as Blayne Caballero. They say the boy's parents safely escaped the burning home early Sunday with their 7-month-old daughter. Police say unsuccessful attempts were made to reach the boy, who slept in another room. Firefighters entered the home and located the boy, but he was unresponsive and later was pronounced dead. Police say the cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell have issued an arrest warrant for an imprisoned man suspected of killing two brothers nearly 12 years ago. They say 33-year-old Gabriel Thyberg is believed to have fatally shot 50-year-old Reynaldo Jimenez and 54-year-old Robert Jimenez in the kitchen of their east Roswell home in May 2005. Police say Thyberg allegedly was angry that the brothers had previously refused to give him heroin when he didn't have the money to pay for it. Thyberg currently is incarcerated in the federal prison in Herlong, California after a conviction.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico is facing a crisis and soon will not be able to sign checks or pay contracts and that employee furloughs are possible. She outlined the state's dire fiscal situation during a luncheon with business leaders, real estate professionals and others Monday in Albuquerque. The two-term Republican governor criticized the Democrat-controlled Legislature, saying lawmakers chose to craft a budget that relied on raising taxes and fees to the tune of $350 million. She repeated her promise not to sign any of the tax increase measures.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the killing of another Navajo man who was stabbed during a fight when he went to the aid of a woman who was his friend and the other man's girlfriend. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 23-year-old Nochise Martinez will be sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in federal court in Albuquerque.

11:35 a.m. Dozens of Democrats are rallying outside a luncheon during which Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is expected to discuss the outcome of New Mexico's recently concluded legislative session. They're chanting "sign the budget" and holding signs that read "save our schools," ''no more cuts" and "invest in our kids." Democrats have criticized Martinez for not wanting to sign the budget, saying she's putting the state in danger of at least a partial shutdown. Martinez herself has imposed a state hiring freeze for all non-critical jobs to save cash amid the budget debate.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The outcome of a contentious legislative session and a continued political standoff over the state budget will likely be on the agenda as Gov. Susana Martinez addresses a group of real estate professionals, developers and business leaders. Martinez is scheduled to speak Monday in Albuquerque at a luncheon organized by the local chapter of NAIOP, an association of commercial real estate developers. Martinez has warned that she won't sign the $6.1 billion budget approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature earlier this month.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say they cannot arrest the man they suspect of writing the word terrorist in front of a Muslim man's store. Business owner Mohamed "Ziggy" Rzig says he found the word written in chalk outside the Pyramid Cafe on Sunday. Santa Fe Police Department Lt. Sean Strahon says the act is not being considered a hate crime and because no physical damages were made, prosecutors cannot press charges. Rzig says a man to his cafe Saturday upset and called him and his employees terrorists.

(Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the stabbing death of his neighbor in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Matthew Rodriguez was arrested Saturday and is being jailed without bond. Police haven't yet determined a motive for the killing but Lt. Sean Strahon says the suspect has admitted to stabbing the 64-year-old victim with a knife. Police had responded to Smith's duplex to find the victim injured.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are starting the process to replace a judge who is retiring in the judicial district that includes Grant, Hidalgo and Luna counties in southwestern New Mexico. The Sixth Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission says the deadline for applications to replace Judge H.R. Quintero is 5 p.m. April 13. Quintero serves in Silver City. The district also has judges in Deming.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of three coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners region of the southwest has been partially shut down and the other two could close in the next five years. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the change likely means cleaner air in the region where the borders of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet. But it also means hundreds of lost jobs for plant workers and coal miners, many of them members of the Navajo and Hopi tribes.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own. It's still not clear how Trump will pay for the wall that, as described in contracting notices, would be 30 feet (9 meters) high and easy on the eye for those looking at it from the north. The Trump administration will also have to contend with unfavorable geography and many legal battles.

UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. (AP) — A University of Denver program is helping Native Americans draft wills, helping overcome a cultural aversion to discuss death. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2nnJAV4 ) that about 20 law students from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law visited the Upper Fruitland Chapter of the Navajo Nation to help tribe members draft wills. The program was created after the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 changed the way some pieces of land are distributed to heirs. The Office of the Special Trustee in the U.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's unemployment rate went up in February, ensuring the state would again have the country's highest percentage of unemployed workers. Statistics released by state and federal officials on Friday show that New Mexico's unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February, up from 6.7 percent in January. The national unemployment rate is 4.7 percent. Only Alaska and Alabama have jobless rates in the six-percent range. Reports indicate that government jobs declined by 500 positions. State leaders have often said New Mexico depends too heavily on government jobs.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces has a new city attorney and a new director of the just-created economic development department. City Manager Stuart Ed announced on Friday that Jennifer Vega-Brown will be the new city attorney while Philip San Filippo will run the economic development department. Vega-Brown comes from Rio Rancho, where she worked as city attorney and assistant city attorney. She used to be assistant county attorney and public information officer for Bernalillo County. Vega-Brown starts the job on April 10.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Cruces say a judge has denied their request to hold a 19-year-old man suspected of brutally killing a man with a shovel on no bond. They say Taylor James "TJ" Enriquez had his bond reduced to $100,000 and that a judge refused to increase it. Enriquez faces charges of murder, false imprisonment and battery in connection to the late February death of 23-year-old Alberto Nunez-Lopez of Mesquite. Police were dispatched to a home around 8 p.m. Sunday and found a man with multiple lacerations to his head and neck.

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a third suspect in the killing of a 49-year-old Roswell man. The Artesia Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2nwKDTa ) reports that the Eddy County Sheriff's Office arrested 21-year-old Ryan Morgan of Artesia on Wednesday in connection to the beating death of Danny Mendes on March 5. Mendes was found on a roadway and died of blunt force trauma to the head. Police described his killing as a bludgeoning. Police have also arrested 26-yearold Michael Jimenez and 21-year-old Shabriel Lopez in connection the case.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on potential effects of health care reform in New Mexico (all times local): 2 p.m. New Mexico's two senators have joined dozens of their colleagues in warning Republican leaders in the House that they will not support the current proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich issued the statement Friday as House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the legislation after President Donald Trump asked him to halt debate without a vote.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong. Just a day earlier, Trump had demanded a House vote and said if the measure lost, he would move on to other issues.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque paramedic will not have her felony arrest record expunged after a ruling from the state Supreme Court. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2nZQDkY ) that the state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that while Christine Stump's 2008 arrest was unfortunate, the record of it is important for public accountability. Stump was arrested for battery on a police officer after she grabbed the arm of a police officer as the two argued about who had priority over a scene.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State Police officer resigned after being arrested in an alleged off-duty DWI wreck in which Roswell police said his SUV struck two parked vehicles and flipped over March 17. Paul Flores pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated DWI, careless driving and negligent use of a deadly weapon. Defense attorney Luke Ragsdale said Friday he couldn't discuss details of the case or why Ragsdale resigned but said Flores denies driving under the influence.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A piece of legislation awaiting Gov. Susana Martinez's signature would reshape the political landscape for school boards, cities and other nonpartisan local governments in New Mexico by consolidating elections and putting them before voters in November every other year. The Albuquerque Journal reports that currently, such elections draw little attention, with some garnering zero ballots. Political analyst Brian Sanderoff says combining school board and municipal elections could boost turnout significantly.

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Northbound Interstate 25 is closed in northern New Mexico near the Colorado line due to blizzard or white-out conditions from the bottom of a spring storm in Colorado. The New Mexico Department of Transportation says northbound I-25 was closed Friday morning between Raton and Raton Pass, which is on the state line. The National Weather Service says snowfall and strong winds will continue in the Raton area and other mountain areas of northern New Mexico through midday Friday.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An analysis by New Mexico insurance regulators projects "a major potential impact" from Republican plans to overhaul former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The state Office of the Superintendent of Insurance released its report Friday as Congress prepared for a vote on the proposed overhaul. Among many things, the bill would eliminate unpopular fines on those who do not obtain coverage and the often generous subsidies for those who purchase insurance. The proposal also would end Medicaid expansion.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a new judge to the Third Judicial District Court. Martinez announced on Thursday she had appointed Conrad Perea to the court's third division. Perea will fill a vacancy created when Judge Darren M. Kugler resigned. Martinez says Perea has over 35 years of legal and law enforcement expierence. He is a former officer with the Las Cruces Police Department and has graduated from the FBI's national academy and the Border Patrol academy. Perea served as magistrate court judge in Dona Ana County since 2010.

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