SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy from northwestern New Mexico is the second person to die of Hantavirus this year. The state Department of Health says the boy's home in McKinley County is being checked to help reduce the risk to others. Hantavirus is transmitted by infected rodents, so state health officials say people should use caution when cleaning up droppings and nests.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say that two people were killed when a small plane crashed Sunday morning in a canyon about a mile south of the Los Alamos Airport. A Los Alamos County spokeswoman says the identities of the victims, including their ages and gender, haven't been released.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police have released the name of the suspect shot and killed in the city's latest officer-involved shooting. Officials say 37-year-old Andy Snider was shot by police Sunday after authorities say he charged officers with a weapon in an alley. Albuquerque police officers have been involved in five shootings in the past six weeks as the department faces a federal investigation over allegations of excessive force.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Federal authorities say nearly all of 28 people charged in Las Cruces last spring with illegal drug trafficking have now pleaded guilty. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 45-year-old Javier Castruita of Anthony, N.M., became the 24th person to plead guilty in the case yesterday.
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