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Police in Albuquerque on Friday shot a man who attempted a carjacking at gunpoint in front of officers. Eastbound San Antonio Drive is closed from the Interstate 25 frontage road to San Pedro Drive while police investigate. Albuquerque police spokesman Fred Duran said that a bonding company that was serving arrest warrants on a suspect called police for help after they "lost control of him." Police arrived and found the suspect was trying to carjack someone at gunpoint. Police then fired their weapons, shooting, but not killing, the suspect.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents says the world's first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern New Mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship. Resident surveys released Friday from areas around the 1945 Trinity Test found many Hispanic families later struggled to keep up with cancer-related illnesses. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium unveiled the report involving residents of the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa and four New Mexico counties. They want lawmakers to include New Mexico in a federal law that compensates residents near atomic tests.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico budget officials are seeking to ward off further layoffs and reduced services at a world renowned network of state museums and historical sites through a one-time accounting maneuver. The Department of Cultural Affairs said Friday that lawmakers are studying a proposal to provide $1.5 million to the agency for the current fiscal year and the budget year starting July 1 through a complex swap of unused capital outlay funds for artwork at public buildings.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico district attorneys will help federal prosecutors put away some criminals as part of an ongoing initiative to fight violent crime. On Thursday four prosecutors from the 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office in Albuquerque were named special assistant U.S. attorneys. The move goes along with the state's ongoing initiative to prosecute people with long criminal histories in federal court, where the sentences are often harsher, instead of state court.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A waste management company has filed to renew a permit for a potential hazardous waste facility near Roswell. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/2kXhhww ) that Gandy Marley Inc. filed for a renewal of its 2002 permit and says the project presents little to no environmental risk. The proposed hazardous waste landfill has generated opposition from environmental groups and others for more than a decade.

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have declared an Alamogordo shooting in which a suspect was shot and killed after he shot another officer justified. District Attorney John Sugg announced Thursday that a joint investigation of the Sept. 2 incident found that Joseph Moreno shot and killed Alamogordo Police Department officer Clint Corvinus before officer Christopher Welsh shot and killed him. Welsh was in his final stages of field officer's training, with Corvinus as his field training officer at the time of the shooting.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A popular snow play area in a national forest near Albuquerque has closed, possibly for the rest of winter, due to lack of snow caused by melting from recent warmer temperatures. Cibola National Forest officials say the Capulin (KAP'-yoo-lihn) Snow Play Area has only 6 inches of snow and ice -- well short of the minimum snow base of 12 inches that officials say are required for safety and to protect vegetation on the slope. Officials say no new snow is expected and that a decision on whether to reopen the play area will be based on snow conditions.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The FBI is trying to identify an alleged serial bank robber wanted in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Federal authorities say the so-called "Barrel Chested Bandit" is believed responsible for eight bank robberies or attempted bank robberies since last year. The first occurred in Tucson last Aug. 24. FBI officials say the New Mexico bank robberies occurred last September and November in Albuquerque and again last Saturday in Santa Fe. There also were four Texas bank robberies.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers have trimmed down a slate of bills designed to open up elections to greater participation by independent voters and candidates. A proposed was withdrawn Thursday for a constitutional amendment to create a "top-two" primary system where all candidates compete on one ballot with a two-person general election runoff, regardless of party affiliations. Members of a legislative committee overseeing elections declined to advance that measure.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico bill to require baby changing tables for all newly constructed restrooms (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A bill that would require baby changing tables for all newly constructed restrooms in public places has cleared its first hurdle. The New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 4-1 on Thursday to advance the "daddy diaper" measure that would give a helping hand when it comes to diaper changing. The proposal would mandate that baby changing tables be built in public restrooms, whether for males or females.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal that would prevent New Mexico law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws has cleared its first hurdle. The New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 3-2 on Thursday to move the bill that would prohibit New Mexico police departments or sheriff's offices from cooperating with federal agents in deporting immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally. Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, an Albuquerque Democrat, introduced the measure and said it was needed to prevent discrimination against Mexican Americans.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal grand jury in New Mexico has indicted four people on charges of conspiring to import and fraudulently sell Filipino-made jewelry as made by Native Americans. The U.S. Attorney's Office says the indictment Tuesday stems from an investigation that began in early 2015, involved several federal agencies and resulted in a previous indictment. The latest indictment charges four people with conspiracy and one of the four as well as a fifth person with violating the Indian Arts and Craft Act. U.S.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's lone Republican congressman is praising former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for helping restart the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository nearly three years after a radiation leak shuttered the facility. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce sent a blessing Thursday to Moniz for his work in reopening the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico. The comments by Pearce came during an address to a joint session of the state Legislature that emphasized cooperation between Republicans and Democrats.

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Drivers in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho will still have to watch out at intersections, as the city has decided to keep its red-light cameras. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2kSOc5f ) that on Wednesday the City Council voted on a four-year deal to keep working with camera company Redflex. Rio Rancho is the only New Mexico city still working with Redflex. Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe all have in the past. The new deal in Rio Rancho comes as some drivers in New Mexico are getting checks from Redflex in the mail.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe officials are preparing for a potential legal confrontation with President Donald Trump's administration over the city's immigrant-friendly policies. On Wednesday, City Attorney Kelley Brennan suggested the city ask for a declaration in federal court that the city's policies are consistent with U.S. law. Brennan asked the City Council for authorization to consult with outside attorneys on the issue. Brennan says she also wants to consider other legally clarifying options, including the possibility of a lawsuit.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- La Nina, we hardly knew ye. U.S. weather forecasters said Thursday the cool flip side to the climate phenomenon El Nino has faded away. The La Nina episode lasted only four months and was among the weakest and shortest on record, coming on the heels of one of the strongest El Ninos, said Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center. La Nina, a cooling of parts of the equatorial Pacific that changes weather patterns worldwide, often lasts a year or more, longer than El Ninos.

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico city in the heart of oil and gas country is refusing to light up for recreational marijuana. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Hobbs City Commissioners—who, judging by their pictures on the official city website are rather elderly--this week endorsed a resolution opposing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New Mexico. City Manager J.J. Murphy presented the commission with a resolution and says recreational marijuana would be a detriment to Hobbs.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report is scheduled to be released on the health effects of the people who lived near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium will release the health assessment report Friday on residents of a historic Hispanic village of Tularosa near the Trinity Test in the New Mexico desert. Scientists working in the secret city of Los Alamos, New Mexico, developed the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project. The bomb was tested in a stretch of desert near towns with Hispanic and Native American residents.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Fathers in New Mexico may soon get a helping hand when it comes to diaper changing. The state Legislature takes up consideration Thursday of a bill to require baby changing tables for all newly constructed restrooms in public places, whether for males or females. The regulations would apply to hotel lobbies, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, concert halls, grocery stores, museums, gas stations, doctor's offices and more. State officials estimate equipment and installation can range from $750 to over $3,000. Failure to comply could result in a fine of up to $250.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Extensive revisions to New Mexico's medical marijuana program that would automatically allow all military veterans to qualify as patients are advancing in the state Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed the proposed legislation on Wednesday despite objections from members to the veterans' eligibility provisions. The bill's next stop is the full Senate. Other proposed changes to a 2007 law legalizing medical cannabis would add treatable medical conditions including substance abuse disorder.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are advancing a proposed memorial urging the U.S. Congress to prohibit the creation a possible Muslim registry. President Donald Trump is seeking a temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations and has said the U.S. needs a registry for Syrian refugees entering the country. Whether he wants a registry for all Muslims in the U.S. has been less clear. A committee in the New Mexico House of Representatives on Wednesday endorsed a memorial that would seek a prohibition on any possible national registry based on religious affiliation.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say they've arrested a suspect who allegedly stabbed a man on a city bus last month. They announced Wednesday that 62-year-old Gregory Wayne Dozier was taken into custody. He allegedly stabbed another man 25 times on Jan. 21 after the two fought on the bus. Authorities say the victim remains hospitalized in critical condition. His name hasn't been released. Police say someone spotted Dozier at a local shelter, recognized him from a billboard wanted poster and called authorities. It isn't immediately known if Dozier has a lawyer yet.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says community-based efforts and better cooperation can be used to prevent crime in one of the nation's poorest states. Balderas told a joint session of the New Mexico Legislature on Wednesday that more resources for officers and increased funding for prosecutors and judges could help tackle rising violent crime rates. The FBI says the number of murders reported by New Mexico law enforcement agencies jumped by nearly 16 percent in 2015 from the year before.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a budget crisis in the New Mexico state judiciary (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Emergency funding has been approved to ensure jury trials can continue in New Mexico state courts and to stave off unpaid furloughs at the state Supreme Court. The New Mexico Board of Finance led by Gov. Susana Martinez approved a $600,000 infusion to a fund that compensates jurors and another $83,000 for operations at the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Judith Nakamura said the decision will extend funding for jury trials through April 14.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is reconsidering using the term "sanctuary city" in a resolution reaffirming immigrant-friendly policies as President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold federal funds. Drafters have removed the word "sanctuary" from a proposed resolution designed to emphasize Santa Fe's positions on using law-enforcement resources to question citizens' immigration status and other immigrant-friendly policies.

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