• Three SUV proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies.  (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)

    FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at Oregon refuge

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off.

  • New Mexico House approves police double dipping bill

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s House of Representatives has approved provisions for some retired law enforcement officers to return to work while also receiving pension benefits.

    Updated: 9:31 pm

  • The Latest: Ex-sheriff’s attorney to ask for no prison time

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca’s agreement to plead guilty to lying during a federal probe of corruption at the jails he ran (all times local):

  • Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, left, and his wife, Carol leave U.S. Court House building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Baca signed a plea agreement that said he ordered deputies to intimidate an FBI agent and "do everything but put handcuffs on her." Baca later lied to federal prosecutors and the FBI that he wasn't privy to discussions about trying to derail the investigation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.

    Updated: 8:51 pm

  • Sheriff’s Dept.: Woman dead being stranded on I-25, struck

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman got hit by a vehicle and is dead after she argued with her boyfriend and was stranded on Interstate 25 south of Albuquerque.

  • Feds plan outreach to New Mexico youth in opioid fight

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are citing a rise in drug overdose deaths in New Mexico as the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration release a documentary aimed at educating high schoolers on the dangers of opioids.

  • Court refuses to end lawsuit over fatal police shooting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to end a lawsuit stemming from a New Mexico State Police officer’s fatal shooting of a Glorieta man.

  • In this file photo made Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Johnny Manziel, left, sits with  Colleen Crowley during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Dallas police announced Friday, Feb. 5, 2016,  they were launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Manziel, who was involved in an altercation last weekend during which he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, several times. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Affidavit: Attack left Manziel’s ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear

    DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.

  • In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, former Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel speak in the City Council chambers in Chicago. For more than a year after officer Jason Van Dyke shot and killed Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage and autopsy results that raised serious questions about whether other officers on the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder. The lack of swift action against the officers illustrates the difficulty of confronting the “code of silence” that has long been associated with police in Chicago and elsewhere. (Rich Hein/Sun-Times via AP File) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE OUT

    Police at scene of black teen’s shooting falsified reports

    CHICAGO (AP) — For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder.

  • Bill proposes adding qualifications for sheriff candidatses

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal has been approved by the state Senate’s Public Affairs Committee that would increase the necessary qualifications needed to for sheriff in any New Mexico county.