ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police said Sunday that an officer shot a man during a long SWAT standoff, but it remains unconfirmed if that caused the man's death.
Police said that 50-year-old Armand Martin walked out of an Albuquerque home Saturday and fired two handguns.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that police said at a news conference that he fired at least 11 shots from inside and outside his West Side home before a SWAT team member fired a single shot that struck his chest.
SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A day after the Silver City Daily Press was set to close, the newspaper announced it will continue operations under new ownership.
An announcement on the newspaper's website Tuesday says the family-owned Silver City Daily Press Publishing Co., which Friday announced plans to print its last edition on Monday, has agreed to sell the paper to a company headed by former Daily Press General Manager Nickolas Siebel.
Seibel financed the purchase in large part through small loans from community members who shared his love for the Press.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Maverick Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint says she will run as a write-in candidate in the November general election after losing a court fight to appear on the June 3 primary ballot.
Her announcement Tuesday came hours after the state Supreme Court unanimously upheld a decision by a Gallup judge to disqualify the three-term incumbent as a candidate.
District Judge Louis DePauli ruled last week that Jeff didn't have enough valid signatures on her nominating petitions.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State regulators on Tuesday began considering changes to a permit that governs how a mining company cleans up contamination at a former uranium mill in western New Mexico.
The plan by Homestake Mining Co. of California calls for releasing up to 5,500 gallons of treated water a minute as it cleans up millions of tons of contaminated waste and polluted water left behind at the property.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.
Martinez said the tapes are stolen recordings of private debate prep sessions when she was running for her first term four years ago. She called their release by Mother Jones "the absolute height of desperation" by liberals trying to unseat her. But she does admit having "to fund the cuss jar a few times."
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court has revived a lawsuit seeking to remove maverick Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint from the June 3 primary election ballot.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the case back to a district court in Gallup for a hearing Friday on whether Jeff submitted enough valid voter signatures on nominating petitions to qualify as a candidate.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry over recent Albuquerque police shootings clashed with riot officers for more than 10 hours, calling on the police chief and other city officials to resign.
Gas canisters were thrown outside police headquarters and at one point protesters trapped police in a vehicle and tried to break its windows. Mayor Richard Berry said Sunday that one officer was injured during the protest.
Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies charging at the protesters late Sunday mostly dispersed the crowds.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are making a final push to enroll individuals in health insurance plans before a looming deadline under President Barack Obama's health care law.
Open enrollment through a federal online marketplace ends at midnight Monday.
New Mexico is using the federally operated website to sign up individuals.
The state's health insurance exchange and advocacy groups hosted enrollment events during the weekend and more were planned on Monday to encourage people to begin an enrollment application before the deadline.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's three congressional districts have changed very little in the past two decades but when they have, state courts — not the Legislature or governor — have redrawn the boundaries.
State district court judges in 2002 and 2011 adopted "least change" redistricting plans that only slightly altered district boundaries to equalize population to conform with the legal requirements of one-person, one-vote.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department came under new scrutiny Wednesday after officers shot and killed a man outside a public housing complex in the second deadly encounter in the last 10 days.
Police said the man was killed after he opened fire on officers responding to a frantic call from a woman who said the suspect had pointed at gun at two girls.
The family of the man, identified as Alfred Redwine, however, insisted he was not armed and only had a cellphone in his hand.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report shows revenue at New Mexico's Indian casinos was up 7 percent in 2012 as tribes increased slot machines but reduced table games.
The annual Casino Cities Indian Gaming Industry Report released Wednesday shows revenue at New Mexico's 25 Class III gaming facilities increased to $864 million in 2012. The number of slot machines rose 3 percent to 16,281, while the number of table games fell 7 percent to 261.