• Chief: University of New Mexico police, DA not at odds

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Police Department is not at odds with the local district attorney’s office, despite officers’ frustrations over how few sexual assault cases have been prosecuted, the campus police chief said Friday.

  • In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, violinist Rachel Barton appears at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Pine says an American Airlines flight attendant and captain would not allow her violin as a carry-on from Chicago to Albuquerque, N.M. She says federal regulations and the airline’s own policy specifically permit violins as carry-ons. American spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the American Eagle flight captain determined that the instrument could not be safely secured in an overhead bin or under a seat. Barton was rebooked for travel Friday, April 29, 2016, and received an apology from the airline. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of regulations that permit violins and other small instruments as carry-on luggage.

  • Workers testify to falsifying records, denying food aid

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State caseworkers and supervisors have testified that they falsified income information on emergency applications for people seeking food assistance, resulting in some of New Mexico’s most needy being denied help.

  • Santa Fe Opera announced 2017 season

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera’s 2017 season will include a world premiere, three new productions for the company and a collection of works spanning 300 years.

  • Xcel Energy approves $40M in new transmission projects

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — More than 30 miles of transmission lines and several electrical substations will be upgraded as part of eight infrastructure projects being planned by Xcel Energy.

  • Carlsbad to get official tent city for homeless residents

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The city of Carlsbad is set to provide homeless residents with another place to stay as it prepares to open up a tent city.

  • Los Alamos lab plans to hire hundreds by 2020

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory is assuring Santa Fe leaders that the lab will remain a strong force in the region as it looks to hire about 2,000 people in the next four years.

  • New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.

  • Las Cruces police investigating an apparent murder-suicide

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police say they’re investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide involving an elderly couple at their Las Cruces home.

  • Las Cruces couple is accused of 15 counts of child abuse

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Las Cruces couple has been arrested and accused of 15 counts of child abuse.