ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two days after Albuquerque police shot and killed a 19-year-old suspected truck thief, the chief of the troubled department says he has little information about the latest shooting. Chief Gorden Eden says police were unable to recover video from the body camera worn by the officer who shot Mary Hawkes. Hawkes is the third person to be killed by Albuquerque officers in five weeks and the first since the department was put under federal orders ordered to reduce the use of deadly force.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is offering to help the Navajo Nation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency figure out how to best use $1 billion to clean up abandoned uranium mines throughout the region. The money is part of a massive settlement the federal government reached with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. It resolved a legal battle over Tronox Inc., a spin-off of Kerr-McGee, a company that operated dozens of uranium mines in the area, including 21 in New Mexico.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new television ad by Gov. Susana Martinez's re-election campaign features northern New Mexico Democratic officials praising the Republican governor. The Martinez campaign said Wednesday the 30-second ad will air statewide on broadcast and cable television. The ad seeks to portray Martinez as a caring, bipartisan governor who sets aside politics in helping communities.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Deming man faces multiple years in prison when he is sentenced on his guilty plea in a drug trafficking case stemming from the discovery of a half-ton of marijuana hidden in a truck. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Crispin Fierro pleaded guilty to a marijuana trafficking charge Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces.
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