• 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.

  • Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city's South Side. Chicago police Chief of Detective Eugene Roy said Friday morning that the victims appear to be from the same family. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Latest: Chicago police believe 6 found dead were targeted

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on six people found dead in a house on Chicago’s South Side (all times local):

  • Family blames deputies for death of great-grandfather

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family says excessive force on the part of sheriff deputies is to blame for the death of an 88-year-old great-grandfather who was distraught, wandering his neighborhood shirtless and wearing only one shoe following the death of his wife.

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 5 ALARM 12:59 a.m. – Officer dispatched to 108 S. 14th St. in reference to a burglary alarm. RUNAWAY 7:33 a.m.…

  • Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city's South Side. Chicago police Chief of Detective Eugene Roy said Friday morning that the victims appear to be from the same family. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    2 children, 2 women, 2 men found dead in Chicago home

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said late Friday they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a “targeted incident,” though they’re still trying to determine a possible motive.

  • A man identified only as Younes, 29, who says he is unjustly under house arrest, answers the Associated Press in Goussainville, north of Paris, Thursday Feb.4, 2016. French police have rounded up hundreds of suspects and searched nearly 3,000 homes under a state of emergency since the November extremist attacks on Paris, but much of the action involves drug cases or similar crime instead of terrorism. Rights activists say that's an abuse of authority, and strongly oppose a new government effort to permanently expand police powers. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage)

    French activists denounce abuse of authority after attacks

    PARIS (AP) — French police have rounded up hundreds of suspects and searched more than 3,000 homes under a state of emergency since the November extremist attacks on Paris — but much of the action involves drug cases or similar crime, not terrorism.

  • Decatur fires police chief but does not say why

    DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The police chief in the central Illinois city of Decatur has been fired, but city officials aren’t saying why.

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 4 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 2:58 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of West Chisum Avenue in reference to suspicious activity.…

  • (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

    Three-vehicle collision diverts traffic this morning on 20th Street

    Two of the vehicles involved in a three-vehicle collision this morning on 20th Street near Grand Avenue sit incapacitated in the roadway. According to Cmdr.…

  • 5 years trimmed from ex-cop’s sentence in Katrina body case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An ex-New Orleans police officer who burned the body of a man shot to death by a fellow officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina had his 17-year-sentenced reduced by more than five years Thursday by a federal judge.