• New Mexico probes its handling of emergency food aid

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The practice of altering emergency food assistance applications that results in delayed benefits may date back more than a decade, New Mexico lawmakers were told Monday.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, people kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored from a mine waste spill.  The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damages from the 2015 release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials on Friday, May 20, 2016.(Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over Gold King spill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.

  • New Mexico to give judges more defendant information

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials plan to merge most of the state’s major criminal, court and personal information databases to give judges access to more information before they set bail.

  • This Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo shows the newly refurbished Shuler Theater in downtown Raton, N.M. The theater is one of many theaters in rural New Mexico towns being revitalized thanks to a state initiative. A New Mexico economic development program, similar to efforts in Iowa and Illinois, seeks to save the often-forgotten theaters in small cities and towns with help on refurbishing buildings and grants for new digital projection and sound equipment. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    New Mexico joining effort to rehabilitate historic theaters

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — For years, the Shuler Theater in this once-booming New Mexico mining town sat empty in a desolate downtown. It had long passed its heyday as a hot spot for Italian immigrants and Hispanic workers who visited to take in a traveling show or a newly released movie.

  • Inmates face new charges after disturbance at county jail

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say over a dozen Bernalillo County jail inmates face new charges following a disturbance during which prisoners assaulted a correctional officer and tried to take over part of the facility.

  • Rio Arriba County man arrested in neighbor’s rape

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Rio Arriba County authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of breaking into the home of his 76-year-old neighbor and raping the woman.

  • Building of fish barrier to begin in western New Mexico

    RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Construction is set to begin on a fish barrier project along a creek in the western New Mexico.

  • 2-year-old girl hurt in Albuquerque rollover crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old Albuquerque girl was seriously injured after she was ejected from a car involved in a rollover crash.

  • Trial starts for deputy accused of shooting fellow deputy

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy who is accused of fatally shooting his partner following an alcohol-fueled fight in Las Cruces is set to stand trial this week on a first-degree murder charge.

  • Pedestrian killed in collision on I-10 in Deming

    DEMING, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Deming.