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GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico inmate who is suing the state prison system because she hasn't been allowed to breast-feed her baby has secured a restraining order allowing her to do so. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2smNiiH ) Monique Hidalgo filed suit against the Department of Corrections, its officials and two guards on Thursday. Hidalgo has been in prison since September 2016 after multiple probation violations in a drug case.

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a man who went on a shooting rampage in New Mexico died several hours after being taken off life support, bringing the number of deaths to five. District Attorney Marco Serna and Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan confirmed the death late Friday of 49-year-old Maria "Brenda" Gallegos. Serna initially reported her death after she was removed from life support, leading authorities to believe she had died. But he said later she remained in critical condition for some time before dying.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to the bloody attack on Republican legislators and aides at a Virginia baseball field, President Donald Trump carefully measured his words. At a feel-good Cabinet meeting before that horror and in a Twitter tirade after, not so much. Here's a look at some statements by Trump and his vice president on the administration's record, the special counsel's investigation and more during a week that history will remember for what happened across the river from the capital.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a victim they believed was killed in a shooting rampage in New Mexico is still alive and in critical condition. District Attorney Marco Serna told reporters during a news conference Friday that one of the victims had been taken off life support, leading authorities to believe that she had died. The suspect, 21-year-old Damian Herrera, was then charged with murder in the death of his mother, stepfather, brother and two other men he encountered after he fled the family's home.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Correspondence between Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico regulators shows the lab has failed more than once to accurately label drums of liquid waste shipped to a disposal center in Colorado. The most recent incident happened last month and involved chemicals used to remove buildup from pipes in a cooling system, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2rxuPOo). The problem was outlined in an email to the New Mexico Environment Department that was made public Monday.

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding another motorist in Taos over a $400 debt. Taos County Sheriff's officials say 54-year-old Paul Trujillo is jailed on $20,000 cash bond on suspicion of shooting at or from a vehicle, assault with intent to commit injury or death and aggravated assault. It was unclear Friday night if Trujillo has a lawyer yet. Sheriff's deputies responded to a shots fired call about 10:30 a.m. Friday and found a luxury car crashed into a fence and a 34-year-old Cerro man with a gunshot wound to his foot.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly rampage in northern New Mexico (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Family members tell police that a New Mexico man suspected of killing his mother, stepfather, brother and two strangers during a shooting rampage had made statements that he intended to kill or hurt people for fun. A criminal complaint filed Friday details some of the events leading up to the shootings and the arrest of 21-year-old Damian Herrera following a pursuit and scuffle with police. Herrera is facing murder and other charges. It's not clear if he has an attorney.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The home-remodeling company that purchased the naming rights of University of New Mexico's basketball arena has decided on a new name, but the longstanding tradition of "the Pit" is still alive. The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2rzCaBG ) Thursday that the new name is Dreamstyle Arena, but the former name will be incorporated in signage and promotions. Dreamstyle Remodeling Inc. bought the naming rights for the arena and the university's football stadium for $10 million. The company has also named the football stadium Dreamstyle Stadium.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has agreed to consider whether 10 bills vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez this year should become law anyway. New Mexico state district court Judge Sarah Singleton on Friday said state lawmakers can move forward with their challenge of the vetoes. A Democratic-led panel of legislators says Martinez failed to explain her objections to the bills in a written message as required by the state constitution. Lawmakers say the explanations are crucial to the legislative process.

LA CUEVA, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in northern New Mexico (all times local): 10:51 a.m. Firefighters are facing hot, dry conditions as they try to get a handle on a wildfire that has forced evacuations and the closure of a highway through one of northern New Mexico's popular mountain ranges. Smoke blanketed much of the Jemez Mountains on Friday as the flames marched to the south and east. Fire officials say crews are feeling good about the safety of the neighborhoods that were evacuated Thursday, but they're watching for any changes in the wind direction.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly rampage in northern New Mexico (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Authorities in northern New Mexico say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in a deadly rampage that left five people dead, including the suspect's mother, stepfather and 20-year-old brother. The New Mexico State Police say Damian Herrera was arrested after his three family members were killed Thursday at a home in La Madera in Rio Arriba County in what appeared to be a domestic dispute.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no sign of foot-dragging at the Office of Government Ethics despite President Donald Trump's complaint that it has "become very difficult to deal with" as he tries to fill vacancies on his team. It's actually moving faster on Trump's nominations than it did under President Barack Obama, data from the office show. Trump voiced his complaint at a portion of a Cabinet meeting that was opened to news coverage this week. The ethics office director says there's no holdup at his end. "OGE is not the cause of any delays," Walter Shaub said.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — All four health insurance providers on New Mexico's state-run exchange have submitted rate proposals for the coming year, despite uncertainty about key federal subsidies. New Mexico Health Connections CEO Martin Hickey said Thursday his cooperative is proposing a nearly 80 percent premium increase for individuals. The proposal may be lowered in July. Health Widler of the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance says detailed descriptions of proposed rate increases will be made public later this month.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who they say fatally shot five people in New Mexico on Thursday. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2szjd2r ) sheriff's deputies arrested 21-year-old Damian Herrera in connection with the shootings across Taos and Rio Arriba counties. District Attorney Marco Serna says his office will be charging Herrera with five counts of open murder and will request the court hold him without bond. Authorities have not yet released a motive and say there doesn't appear to be links between the victims.

LA CUEVA, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in New Mexico's Jemez Mountains (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A fire burning in northern New Mexico has charred about 600 acres so far and forced the evacuation of about 200 people. Santa Fe National Forest spokeswoman Julie Anne Overton says the cause of the fire first reported Thursday morning is under investigation. She says the blaze is the Jemez Mountains west of Los Alamos and about 300 structures could be at risk.

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in New Mexico's Jemez Mountains (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Federal forest officials say they're not sure what sparked a blaze that has forced evacuations and is sending up a large plume of smoke in northern New Mexico. Sandoval County authorities initially reported that the fire was a controlled burn in the Jemez Mountains that got out of control. Officials with the Santa Fe National Forest say no federal or state agency is conducting any controlled burn during the fire season.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A utility company will be realigning a six-mile stretch of natural gas pipeline along New Mexico State Road 68, causing traffic delays in the height of the Rio Grande tourist season. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2s5GBmo ) Wednesday New Mexico Gas Co. plans to spend $14 million relocating pipeline from what has proven to be a geologically unstable route along the west side of the Rio Grande to a new alignment on the N.M. 68 right of way east of the river.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man has died after being found on fire on a mattress also on fire. Officer Fred Duran says it appears the fire was set intentionally and that police are looking for two men seen running from the scene where 50-year-old Leo Molzhon was found. Police and firefighters responding to a report of a fire Wednesday afternoon found Molzhon on the mattress along a street that passes under Interstate 40 in an area of mixed commercial and industrial uses.

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials do not believe New Mexico was one of the states hit by Russian hackers during last year's presidential election. The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2sxfUZE ) Thursday officials in the Secretary of State's Office have reviewed internal systems and found no evidence indicating New Mexico was one of the reported 39 states impacted by the cyberattacks during the summer and fall of 2016 in efforts to interfere with the election.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top health official has rejected state Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommendations to add opiate dependence and Alzheimer's disease to the list of conditions that qualify a person to legally buy medical marijuana. State Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher rejected the recommendations on Wednesday. She cited a lack of scientific research to support the argument that cannabis can offer relief from the pain and suffering of people struggling with opiate addiction.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's retirement fund for public schools and colleges is confronting an $800 million increase in needs after pension managers lowered expectations for future investment returns. Education Retirement Board Executive Director Jan Goodwin said Wednesday that meetings with pension members are being arranged to discuss measures to shore up the fund. Possible changes include future reductions in benefits or increased contributions.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a southeastern New Mexico man on suspicion of driving drunk, marking his fifth DWI arrest. New Mexico State Police say an officer stopped 45-year-old Ram Molina of Roswell on June 10 and observed numerous signs of impairment. A subsequent test revealed a breath alcohol content that was more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Police say Molina was booked into the Chaves County Detention Center on charges of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and failure to stop.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health and environment officials have issued a smoke advisory for part of northern New Mexico due to a lightning-caused fire in the Carson National Forest. The advisory will remain in effect through Friday for Vallecitos Canyon and surrounding communities. The fire has grown to about two square miles since being sparked June 3. Crews are working to secure the perimeter and clear out unburned fuel. Officials are advising residents to close their windows overnight through the early morning until the smoke lifts and visibility improves.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An eviction notice served at an Albuquerque home has led to the discovery of a partially mummified corpse in a bedroom closet. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/2sur2Xb) reports Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies serving the notice May 26 smelled a terrible odor and called Albuquerque police. Officers then found the body of a 66-year-old man in a walk-in closet. There were no obvious signs of trauma or abuse on the body and the Office of the Medical Investigator is working to determine how the man died.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several public school districts in New Mexico say they are reeling from state funding cutbacks to a summer program aimed at extending the school year for disadvantaged students in third grade and younger. At a legislative hearing on Wednesday, superintendents from school districts based in Deming, Santa Fe and Albuquerque described working in concert with state public education officials to attract more students to the summer-extension program only to see funding slashed abruptly this year.

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