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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife officials have euthanized a black bear that attacked a woman running a marathon in a national preserve in northern New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish says conservation officers tracked the female bear down on Sunday and will be tested for rabies, as a required by state law. Results from the necropsy are not yet available. The woman was racing Saturday afternoon when a female black bear confronted her in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Officers say the victim surprised the bear after her cub had run up a nearby tree.

(Information from: Roswell Daily Record, http://www.roswell-record.com) ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family are scheduled to fly into Roswell before their upcoming visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The Roswell Daily record reports that the Obamas will land in Roswell Friday afternoon. Obama was last in the New Mexico city in March 2012, when he was on his way to an energy junket. Mayor Dennis Kintigh says Obama went to the oil patch during that visit, but is passing through this time as a tourist.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general says the man accused of killing his wife and four daughters before escaping to Mexico has been transferred into the custody of Interpol. Attorney General Hector Balderas said Thursday that the suspect, 34-year-old Juan David Villegas-Hernandez, is being held in Hermosillo, a city 180 miles directly south of Nogales, Arizona. Formal extradiction proceedings are underway. Villegas-Hernandez is charged with first-degree murder in the killings of his wife, Cynthia, and children — ages 14, 11, 7 and 3.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An army of firefighters is working to build line and protect structures ahead of a fast-moving fire that has charred more than 19 square miles of the Manzano Mountains in central New Mexico, but there's still zero containment. Fire information officer Denise Ottaviano said Thursday afternoon that winds were pushing the fire to the northeast and that ground crews were stationed throughout the perimeter. Several air tankers and helicopters were also working the blaze.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in tinder dry forest and grassland in central New Mexico southeast of Albuquerque has destroyed 24 homes and 21 minor structures. Fire managers released the damage information overnight after saying previously that the blaze destroyed some structures near the small community of Chilili as it made a big push Wednesday night. Approximately 630 personnel are assigned to the fire. It has burned 25 square miles since it started Tuesday morning. The cause remains under investigation. Gov.

On Wednesday, June 15 at 7 pm, KANW in cooperation with the Albuquerque Journal will air a live forum on New Mexico’s substance abuse problems. U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez and others will take questions from concerned community members on Heroin and Opiode Prevention and Education at the initiative forum. Tonight at 5 pm, KANW's Micheal Brasher will host a live program featuring U.S. Attorney Martinez an the Albuquerque Journal's Mike Gallager who will discuss the Opiode problems in our state in advance of Wednesday's forum.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The staff that manages New Mexico's historic sites is being downsized as part of a plan to cut costs.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the state Department of Cultural Affairs says the layoffs will take effect Aug. 3.

Department spokeswoman Loie Fecteau confirmed in an email statement that 11 positions, including six managers, will be eliminated.

One site manager will remain.

Fecteau attributes the job losses to a mandate to reduce personnel costs by $2 million by the time the state budget year begins July 1.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The medical marijuana industry is growing in New Mexico.

The Albuquerque Journal reports several licensed growers are expected to open new facilities as well as dispensaries in the coming months, which would mean a boost in jobs and the economy.

About $3 million in compensation and salaries was paid out by dispensaries and marijuana growers in the first quarter of 2016. That's an increase from $2.3 million in the same time frame last year.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man was found shot to death in a downtown Albuquerque parking lot.

Police spokesman Fred Duran says officers were called about a report of shots fired late Saturday near Central Avenue and 6th.

Officers arrived and found a man with gunshot wounds in a pay-to-park parking lot.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Duran says police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Investigators have not released information about a possible suspect.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new app lets users to experience life in the city of Los Alamos during the nation's top-secret World War II nuclear development program.

The "Los Alamos: The Secret City of The Manhattan Project" iPhone app allows users to enjoy "augmented-reality" while seeing the place as it was in the 1940s. Los Alamos National Laboratory created the app.

Jennifer Payne, Resource Management Team leader in Los Alamos' Environmental Stewardship Group, says the app takes users on a virtual tour of a Manhattan Project world that no longer exists.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico says the Los Alamos National Laboratory violated its hazardous waste permit and should expect to face civil penalties.

The New Mexican reports that the New Mexico Environmental Department found 12 violations during a June 2015 inspection, including open waste containers, failure to label containers as hazardous waste, failure to note what was inside certain drums and failure to properly package waste drums containing free liquids.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board has voted to revoke the certification of a former Albuquerque sergeant who was involved in a deadly traffic crash in 2013.

The board made the decision in the case of Adam Casaus during its meeting Thursday in Farmington.

Casaus was off duty while driving his patrol car with its emergency lights on when he ran a red light and crashed into an SUV, killing a woman and seriously injuring her sister.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has reduced the bond amount for an Albuquerque man accused of having a home torture chamber.

KRQE-TV reports that the man is accused of holding his girlfriend against her will in April. Deputies responding to the girlfriend's 911 call found her, a bloodied and passed out person, a Taser, a claw hammer and scissors.

The girlfriend told deputies that the man regularly brought victims home to be tortured.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election officials are preparing to recount ballots in two primary elections for the state House of Representatives that were too close to call.

Kari Fresquez of the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office said Wednesday that two races finished within a margin of less than 1 percent that triggers a recount.

Based on unofficial results, Republican Vicki Chavez led Scott Chandler by 12 ballots out of 1,764 counted. The winner of that race will run against Democrat Candie Sweetser of Deming in November.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election officials are preparing to recount ballots in two primary elections for the state House of Representatives that were too close to call.

Kari Fresquez of the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office said Wednesday that two races finished within a margin of less than 1 percent that triggers a recount.

Based on unofficial results, Republican Vicki Chavez led Scott Chandler by 12 ballots out of 1,764 counted. The winner of that race will run against Democrat Candie Sweetser of Deming in November.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is set to hold weekly flamenco performances in the center of the city's historic area.

The National Institute of Flamenco and Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. recently announced the opening of Tablao Flamenco Alburquerque. Officials say it will be an intimate performance space at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town and marks the beginning of a new 10-year partnership between these two entities to promote flamenco artistry.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say drug overdose deaths around New Mexico decreased 9 percent last year.

Preliminary mortality data shows the number of drug overdose deaths dropped from 540 in 2014 to 492 in 2015.

State Department of Health officials say drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury death in New Mexico and nationally, exceeding deaths from motor vehicle traffic crashes and falls.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men already charged with heroin trafficking are now accused of a death that resulted from use of the drug.

Rosendo Flores Angulo of Albuquerque and Curtis Hutchinson of Edgewood were arraigned Wednesday on an 18-count superseding indictment in federal court in Albuquerque. Both pleaded not guilty.

The indictment alleges the two on April 29, 2015 distributed heroin to a person who died as a result of its use.

On Wednesday, June 15 at 7 pm, KANW in cooperation with the Albuquerque Journal will air a live forum on New Mexico’s substance abuse problems. U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez and others will take questions from concerned community members on Heroin and Opiode Prevention and Education initiative forum. 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are continuing to search for suspects linked to a violent anti-Donald Trump protest while advocates say the effort is part of a "well-financed witch hunt."

Authorities are combing through police lapel video a week after arresting three people. Albuquerque businesses have donated $12,000 in reward money to help police arrest others involved in a riot that caused thousands of dollars in damage to the city.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a body found east of Las Cruces has been identified as a man missing since for almost two months.

Las Cruces police announced Monday that the body has been positively identified as 28-year-old Jesse Robert Garcia.

The body was located May 29 in an undeveloped desert area east of Las Cruces by a hiker, who reported it to law enforcement.

The remains were sent to the medical investigator's office for positive identification.

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has protected nearly 35 miles of critical habitat for an endangered 8-inch fish with a torpedo-shaped body in the headwaters of the Zuni River in northwestern New Mexico.

The Center for Biological Diversity says the designation for the Zuni bluehead sucker ensures that federally permitted actions such as logging, mining and livestock-grazing don't degrade streams where the fish lives.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — History already in hand, Hillary Clinton will celebrate becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party following votes in California, New Jersey and four other states.

Clinton reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on the eve of Tuesday's voting, according to an Associated Press tally.

Her total is comprised of pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses, as well as superdelegates — the party officials and officeholders who can back a candidate of their choosing.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A former National Aeronautics and Space Administration consultant pilot who says photos and films from Apollo missions were doctored has donated material to Roswell's UFO Museum.

The Roswell Daily Record reports Ralph Kennedy Johnston, Sr. gave last week digital copies of his three books to the International UFO Museum and Research Center.

Johnston says he has not donated the material to other institutions, although some copies of some photos are available online.

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