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FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A boil-water advisory that marked the start of a water crisis in San Juan County more than a year ago is ending. The New Mexico Environment Department confirmed Tuesday it is lifting a water advisory for residents of the Harvest Gold subdivision. State regulators say the drinking water was exceeding safe standards for turbidity. But water samples now show no sign of contamination or unsafe turbidity levels. The June 2016 advisory had warned residents to boil tap water before using it for cooking, cleaning or drinking.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell Police officer-in-training has been arrested on charges he sent sexually explicit texts and images to two teenage boys. Roswell police say 25-year-old Alonso Barrientos has been booked into the Chaves County Detention Center. He was arrested last Friday on two counts of child solicitation by electronic communication device. Detectives say they uncovered evidence on his personal cell of contact with the two juveniles. In one case, Barrientos allegedly presented himself as a 17-year-old. Police say there may be more victims.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mayor-elect Tim Keller is looking outside the Albuquerque Police Department for a temporary police chief. Keller said at a news conference Monday that he and his transition team are looking for an interim chief who knows the police officers but does not currently work there. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Keller wants to have someone picked by next week. But the search for a full-time police chief will span nationwide. Police Chief Gorden Eden is retiring Dec. 1.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is rapidly rebuilding financial reserves that may help state government withstand future economic downturns. Chief Economist Jon Clark of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee said Monday that the state's recently depleted savings have substantially grown. He says the state had set aside an estimated $500 million as of the start of the fiscal year on July 1. That is equal to about 8 percent of New Mexico's annual general fund spending obligations. A leading credit ratings agency recommends 10 percent reserves or greater to weather recessions.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation woman is pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a man's drunk-driving death. Bryana Agnes Henio, of Little Water, New Mexico, entered the plea Monday in federal court in Albuquerque as part of an agreement with prosecutors. The 30-year-old admitted to killing the victim by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol. According to court documents, Henio was driving Sept. 8 on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County when she ran over the victim. She faces a maximum sentence of eight years in a federal prison.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on concerns about sexual harassment in New Mexico state politics (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The Democratic Party of New Mexico says its political candidates will need to complete sexual harassment prevention training to receive campaign support from the party in 2018 elections. State Democratic Party Chairman Richard Ellenberg on Monday announced the training requirement in response to decade-old allegations of harassment of women filed against state Sen. Michael Padilla and incidents beyond New Mexico.

WAGON MOUND, N.M. (AP) — A law firm says a northeastern New Mexico school superintendent relieved of her duties and locked in a legal battle with the school district is still being paid. The Las Vegas Optic reports the law firm said last week Sheryl McNellis-Martinez is still earning an annual salary of $99,000 while her lawsuit is pending with Wagon Mound Public Schools. McNellis-Martinez recently sued the school district of roughly 70 students after its board voted to invalidate a previous board vote on her contract because of an ineligible board member.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The Los Alamos Public Schools board is facing heat for over a proposal aimed at protecting immigrant students amid fears of increased federal immigration enforcement. The Los Alamos Monitor reports opponents of the measure spoke out last week and said the policy change would result in more immigrants in the country illegally coming to Los Alamos schools. Los Alamos resident Greg White told the board he had not heard of federal immigration agents coming onto school grounds and didn't see the point of the policy.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing 13 counts of rape after he allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl on multiple occasions. Police say 24-year-old Oliver Delgadillo-Vasquez also is accused of kidnapping the girl for two days. According to a criminal complaint, the allegations date from more than last year to last month when Delgadillo-Vasquez reportedly showed up at the 13-year-old's home and allegedly punched her.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County is joining only a handful of jails around the country that allow inmates with opioid addictions to start a methadone program while behind bars. Recovery Services of New Mexico has been providing medication-assisted treatment with methadone since 2005 for inmates who are already enrolled in a program when they enter the Metropolitan Detention Center, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Fewer than 30 of the nation's 5,100 jails and prisons offer opioid users medication-assisted treatment, according to the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance.

PHOENIX (AP) — Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside. The grocery chain said Saturday on its website that packages of white meat chicken salad, curried white chicken deli salad and turkey cranberry apple salad sold in some areas that expire from Nov. 10-21 could be contaminated. The products are labeled with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "inspected" code P-40299.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former agent with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department has pleaded guilty to extortion charges. Federal prosecutors announced Larry Mendoza's plea on Friday. He could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $250,000. Sentencing has yet to be scheduled. He was accused earlier this year of abusing his position to extort $2,500 from a business owner in return for reducing the owner's tax liability.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham says Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla should end his bid for lieutenant governor over claims he harassed women as a city of Albuquerque supervisor. Padilla has long denied the claims from 2007, but Lujan Grisham said Friday that he was wrong and "there is no room for excuses" for the alleged abuse. Two federal lawsuits say Padilla harassed women while managing the Albuquerque's 311 Call Center.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two suspects in a stolen vehicle have been killed after a pursuit by deputies in Albuquerque. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said at a news conference Friday morning that the incident began shortly before 4 a.m. A sheriff's office helicopter located a pick-up truck that had been reported stolen. According to Gonzales, the truck began driving erratically and was stopped near Coors and Glen Rio NW. He says at that point the deputies felt threatened and at least one shot was fired. Authorities pronounced two people in the truck dead.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge presiding over federally-mandated reforms of the Albuquerque police force is taking the city to task for trying to disqualify an independent monitor. U.S. District Judge Robert Brack Thursday denied a motion Thursday in which the city questioned monitor James Ginger's objectivity. The motion cited comments Ginger made in 2016 that were caught on a police body camera and a remark from his staff that he "has an ax to grind." Brack says neither was evidence of bias.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico state senator has been found guilty on five counts in a corruption trial over accusations he used his position as a lawmaker to profit from the sale of a state-owned building. Jurors reached the verdict Thursday after deliberating eight charges against Phil Griego that included fraud, bribery and perjury.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say a sweeping defense policy bill awaiting President Donald Trump's signature includes funding for federal laboratories and military bases around the state. The defense authorization bill for 2018 sailed through the Senate on Thursday. The House approved the measure earlier this week. It includes more than $14 billion for the U.S. Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration. That's an increase of nearly $1 billion over the last fiscal year.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a woman killed by a Silver City police captain during a violent domestic rampage is suing the town and its police department for failing to stop him from stalking. The lawsuit, which moved to U.S. District Court in Albuquerque this week, alleges that the Silver City police hired Mark Contreras despite his history of violence. After Contreras was hired, court documents say the police department did little to stop his physical abuse toward his ex-girlfriend, Nikki Bascom, and eventually promoted him to captain.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal water managers say good spring runoff and heavy rains in the fall helped to boost reservoir levels in New Mexico this year. The Bureau of Reclamation announced this week that the Rio Grande in 2017 marked its highest spring runoff since 2008. The Rio Chama, the largest tributary to the Rio Grande in New Mexico, had its sixth best spring runoff since 1956. Officials say the good flows allowed for the first time in four years a full allocation of water to those who depend on the San Juan-Chama project. Heron Reservoir stores water from the project.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county is joining other government agencies in suing the manufacturers and distributors of opioids that lawmakers consider to be partially responsible for an opioid epidemic seen nationwide. Santa Fe County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday that calls for the county to take legal action. The lawsuit would seek to recover damages from the makers of the addictive narcotic painkiller that has put a strain on county resources. According to the resolution, 178 people in Santa Fe County have died from drug overdose between 2012 and 2015.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are searching for a man they say intentionally struck his girlfriend with a car, leading to the woman's death. Authorities issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for 39-year-old Dominic Garcia, hours after he allegedly ran over 19-year-old Samantha Sandoval. According to the criminal complaint, the two got into an altercation shortly after 3 a.m. A witness told police Garcia got into a vehicle and backed it up over the victim. The suspect and another man then drove Sandoval to a hospital. He left before officers arrived.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller has wrestled control of New Mexico's largest city from the GOP to become Albuquerque's next mayor. Unofficial results show Keller beating Republican Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis with 62 percent of the vote compared to 38 percent on Tuesday. Both were seeking to replace Republican Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, who opted not to run for re-election after eight years. Keller told supporters he would immediately start work on "rebuilding" trust between residents and the city's troubled police department.

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.

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