• Albuquerque voters decide on proposal for police chief hires

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque voters appear to be in favor of having future mayoral picks for police and fire chief positions submitted to the City Council for approval.

    Updated: 8:19 pm

  • This Jan. 8, 2013 file photo shows Chicago Police Commander Glenn Evans at a CAPS program event in Chicago. Evans, has been charged with shoving a gun down a man's throat and faces a trial scheduled for December. Evans has been the focus of dozens of excessive-force complaints and cost the city more than $225,000 in legal settlements. including an award for valor he received after throwing himself in front of bullets to save a fellow officer. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian Jackson)  MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES

    Chicago police commander to go on trial for tough tactics

    CHICAGO (AP) — When a West Side neighborhood decayed into a deadly shooting gallery, the Chicago police chief said he was sending his “best guy” into the fray to turn back the drug- and gang-fueled violence.

  • Lacey Scroggins, left, is comforted by her mother Lisa Scroggins during a church service at the New Beginnings Church of God, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Lacey Scroggins is a survivor of the fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Survivor: Gunman spared ‘lucky one’ to give police message

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A pastor whose daughter survived last week’s deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that “violence will not have the last word” in this southern Oregon timber town.

  • FBI statistics show violent crime down in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The violent crime rate in New Mexico improved slightly in 2014, but it remained significantly higher than the national average, according to FBI statistics. The data also show that Espanola had the highest rate in the state because of a relatively high number of aggravated assaults in the small northern New Mexico city.