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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that had been closed since early September because of an undisclosed security concern is now scheduled to reopen on Monday. Officials overseeing the Sunspot Solar Observatory say that there is no longer a security threat to staff. The facility closed on Sept. 6. … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Officials shed little light on closure of solar observatory

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the sun has found itself at the center of a mystery that is creating a buzz here on earth. The Sunspot Solar Observatory has been closed for more than a week. Authorities remain tightlipped Friday, saying … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Officials shed little light on closure of solar observatory

TAOS, N.M | 3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

TAOS, N.M — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail. The ruling by District Judge Sarah Backus also sparked a political uproar … Continue reading TAOS, N.M | 3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

TAOS, N.M | Evidence of child abuse at New Mexico compound under review

TAOS, N.M. — A court hearing is planned on allegations that children at a remote compound in northern New Mexico may have been trained in the use of firearms in preparation for a school shooting. Two men and three women were scheduled to appear in New Mexico state district court Monday on accusations of child … Continue reading TAOS, N.M | Evidence of child abuse at New Mexico compound under review

TAOS, N.M. | Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

TAOS, N.M. — At a remote New Mexico outpost, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and others who came to the area with him last year were by local authorities’ accounts “extremist of the Muslim belief” who trained youth to use fire arms and carry out future school shootings. Yet for the 40-year-old’s father, a Muslim cleric who … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

TAOS, N.M. | Grandfather: Remains at New Mexico compound are missing boy

TAOS, N.M. — A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler’s grandfather said Thursday. New Mexico authorities, however, said they … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Grandfather: Remains at New Mexico compound are missing boy

AMALIA, N.M. | The Latest: Lawyer cites ‘thin’ complaints in compound case

AMALIA, N.M. — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 6 p.m. A defense attorney says criminal complaints accusing five adults of child abuse at a remote New Mexico compound are sparse in detail, leading to uncertainty about how much investigative work has been … Continue reading AMALIA, N.M. | The Latest: Lawyer cites ‘thin’ complaints in compound case