• New Mexico prisons cut visiting hours due to staff shortage

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say they are cutting visiting hours at New Mexico prisons as the Corrections Department continues to grapple with low staffing levels.

  • Amber Alert issued for young girl abducted in Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who police say took his 2-year-old daughter from her mother at gunpoint fled north to Colorado on Tuesday before his vehicle hit troopers’ spike strips, rolled over and ejected both him and the toddler, authorities said.

  • UFC champ Holly Holm too busy to see New Mexico Legislature

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm just can’t find time to visit the New Mexico Legislature for a possible memorial in her honor.

  • This photo taken Feb. 4, 2016, shows a Rapid Ride bus traveling eastbound along Central Avenue near Jefferson Street in Albuquerque, N.M. (Roberto Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

    ‘Route 66’ in Albuquerque sees fight over rapid transit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to build a system of express buses and canopy-covered stations along historic Route 66 in Albuquerque is drawing opposition from shop owners.

  • Las Cruces bishop: Diocese to get Ciudad Juarez pope tickets

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Diocese of Las Cruces bishop says the diocese will be getting tickets to a Papal Mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico after all.

  • New Mexico bail bond amendment passes House Judiciary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to reform New Mexico’s bail bond system has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

  • Compensation in 2015 for New Mexico lawmakers

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Here is a list of the compensation received by New Mexico legislators in 2015, according to Department of Finance and Administration records. Lawmakers receive payments for daily expenses, mileage and travel to out-of-state legislative conferences. They are not paid an annual salary.

  • Ex-Las Cruces school janitor pleads guilty to child porn

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former janitor at a Las Cruces elementary school has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge.

  • Nation’s only unsalaried legislature is well compensated

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers were paid a combined $2.3 million last year for expenses, travel and other costs in what marked a 25 percent increase over the previous comparable legislative session.

  • Police: Speed, alcohol were crash factors; 3 people killed

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say alcohol and speed were factors in a single-vehicle accident that left a car’s driver and two passengers dead and two others injured.