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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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Kids found in rags in New Mexico amid tale of guns, exorcism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A raid on a New Mexico desert compound turned up 11 children wearing rags and living in filth, and also broke open a bizarre tale of guns, exorcism, and a search for a missing young boy who suffers from seizures and is nowhere to be found. The boy’s father was among five … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Kids found in rags in New Mexico amid tale of guns, exorcism

SANTA FE, N.M | Libertarian Party courts Gary Johnson for Senate run

SANTA FE, N.M. — Former New Mexico governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate Gary Johnson received a formal invitation Saturday to run for the U.S. Senate under the Libertarian Party banner. The central committee of New Mexico’s Libertarian Party offered Johnson the party’s nomination as a replacement to State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, who abandoned his … Continue reading SANTA FE, N.M | Libertarian Party courts Gary Johnson for Senate run

TAOS, N.M. | New Mexico sheriff: Compound searched, 11 kids removed

TAOS, N.M. — Law enforcement officers searching a rural northern New Mexico compound for a missing 3-year-old boy didn’t locate him but found 11 other children in filthy conditions and hardly any food, a sheriff said Saturday. The children ranging in age from 1 to 15 were removed from the compound in the small community … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | New Mexico sheriff: Compound searched, 11 kids removed

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. | Ted Williams’ Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the smiles and happy trots around the bases sat … Continue reading ALBQUERQUE, N.M. | Ted Williams’ Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Democratic attorneys general urge end to border separations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of Democratic attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Led by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors from California to Massachusetts sent a letter to … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Democratic attorneys general urge end to border separations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velvet seats had returned the market after its current owner bought … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

l | Election to give New Mexico district its first congresswoman

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Female candidates are slated to make history in November in a closely watched congressional race in New Mexico, pointing to the growing political power of women in the American Southwest and a draw of talent that is helping reshape one of the nation’s poorest districts. Democrats and Republicans nominated women this … Continue reading l | Election to give New Mexico district its first congresswoman

SANTA FE, N.M | Native American woman advances in New Mexico primary

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats rallied around progressive female candidates in Tuesday’s primary – including the party’s nominee for the Albuquerque area’s U.S. House seat who will try to become the first Native American congresswoman. The primary also set up a November race that will mean the most Hispanic congressional district in … Continue reading SANTA FE, N.M | Native American woman advances in New Mexico primary

SANTA FE, N.M. | Congressional candidate says ‘F— the NRA’ in TV ad

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in New Mexico used an expletive in a television ad Friday to condemn the National Rifle Association and inaction by U.S. lawmakers on gun control, beginning a 15-second spot with the words “F— the NRA.” In the ad, Albuquerque City Council member and congressional candidate Pat … Continue reading SANTA FE, N.M. | Congressional candidate says ‘F— the NRA’ in TV ad

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | APNewsBreak: Mom suspects racism after sons pulled from tour

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother of two Native American teenagers who campus police pulled from a college tour in Colorado after a parent reported feeling nervous about them said she believes her sons were victims of racial profiling and she feared for their safety after learning about the encounter. In an interview Thursday with … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | APNewsBreak: Mom suspects racism after sons pulled from tour

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Southwest jet victim’s husband: ‘Mommy’s not coming home’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The husband of an Albuquerque woman killed in a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine while flying said he broke the news about her death to their two children at their school, telling them: “Mommy’s not coming home, guys.” Michael Riordan told ABC News in an interview broadcast Tuesday that … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Southwest jet victim’s husband: ‘Mommy’s not coming home’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Bank executive killed in jet tragedy remembered as selfless

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A New Mexico bank executive who died on a Southwest Airlines flight was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated mother of two who helped others find jobs, volunteered around Albuquerque and brought often fractious sides together. Jennifer Riordan’s family said in a statement that the 43-year-old community leader died Tuesday … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Bank executive killed in jet tragedy remembered as selfless