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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.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to hear a New Mexico mother's appeal over her son's arrest for disrupting his seventh grade gym class with fake burps. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said the police officer who arrested the boy in 2011 was immune from liability. The appeals court's ruling drew a sharp dissent from then-Judge Neil Gorsuch just six months before he was picked for the Supreme Court vacancy. The mother featured Gorsuch's dissent prominently in her appeal to the Supreme Court.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico police department continues to be responsible for a high number of crashes. The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2qkArg2 ) Saturday that Albuquerque police officers were involved in 66 crashes in March. Police Oversight Board Member Leonard Waites says concerns on issue have been increasing for eight months. Officer Johnathan McDonnell's fatal crash in March that led to the deaths of two children added to the concerns. The board is looking to organizing the data so they can see if some officers are involved in crashes than other.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents are asking city officials to changes rules on all-terrain vehicles. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/2qklwSR ) the Pecos Valley Riders ATV club presented Carlsbad City Council with a petition on Tuesday. The petition asks that the city council adopt an ordinance that would allow ATVs on the road with cars and motorcycles. Club Founder Gary Hardesty says hundreds of people supported the petition. The petition cites a recently passed bill that allows local governments to decide on whether off-road vehicles belong on the streets.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A potential massive sinkhole worries some New Mexico parents whose kids ride the school bus. The Current-Argus reported (http://bit.ly/2pzlWaT ) last week that about half of Carlsbad school buses drive over the former I&W Brine Well, which was closed after the area was consider unstable. According to experts, the area could collapse as early as 2020. They say it could create a crater up to 300 feet (91 meters) deep and hundreds of feet wide. Experts predict the collapse could cause deaths. As of last week, school bus routes remain unchanged.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — More than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Saturday announced the Green Chile Food Company recall for various frozen burritos containing meat and poultry, after a routine sample of a beef and potato burrito found a problem. The Las Cruces, New Mexico-based company made and packaged the ready-to-eat foods between March 8 and May 10, and the products have the establishment number listed as EST. 21740.

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales is urging some of the state's newest college graduates to stay in New Mexico and pursue their careers. Gonzales delivered the commencement address Saturday at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas as many of the state's universities and colleges hosted graduation ceremonies. He told the crowd that he was there to offers his congratulations but also to recruit.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say multiple people have died following a head-on collision. According to a news release, Sandoval County sheriff's deputies are investigating the head-on collision between a SUV and a work truck that took place near Cuba in northern New Mexico. Officials suspect alcohol may have contributed to the crash. Lt. Keith Elder says he is unsure how many people died in the crash. The Chevrolet Tahoe had an unknown number of passengers who burned to death. Elder says the work truck driver died and the three other passengers were taken to a hospital.

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Neil Gorsuch's sharpest dissents as an appeals court judge came just six months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court. That's when he sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after his teacher said the student had disrupted gym class with fake burps. Nearly a year later, Gorsuch sits on the nation's higher court and the boy's mother is asking the justices to take up her appeal. She's using Gorsuch's words to argue that she has a right to sue the officer who arrested her son.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it has settled on finalists to design President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, but it won't identify them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it will notify finalists over the next several days. It won't say how many there are, but it has said previously that it would pick up to 20 for contracts expected to be valued between $200,000 and $500,000.

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