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A former Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a child in the early 1990s while serving as a military chaplain on a U.S. Air Force base has been extradited from Morocco and will face charges in New Mexico, U.S. officials said on Friday. [Read More]
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Hazmat units are responding to a northeast Albuquerque Costco Friday afternoon after a Freon leak at the store may have injured one person, according to Albuquerque Fire Rescue. [Read More]
Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the University of New Mexico (UNM) was awarded a $20 million, five-year grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the New Mexico SMART (Sustainable, Modular, Adaptive, Resilient and Transactive) Grid Center, an interdisciplinary research and education program to help support development of a modern electric grid. The center will coalesce ongoing independent research efforts throughout New Mexico in academia, national laboratories and industry under the umbrella of a unified, integrated program. [Read More]
New Mexico's unemployment rate continued to improve in August, ticking down to 4.6 percent. That is down from 4.7 percent in July and from 6 percent in August 2017. The…... [Read More]
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A former Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of victims in New Mexico over a 30-year-span is in federal custody after 26 years on the lam, the Department of Justice announced Friday. [Read More]
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(Press Staff Photo by C.P. Thompson)Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner and Assistant Town Manager James Marshall help Kenneth Villegas put a tarp on his truck at the Silver City landfill on Thursday. The town of Silver City and Silver City police introduced a new anti-litter initiative called "Pick It Up and Toss No Mas" to dozens of folks at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Thursday. The town of Silver City rolled out their new anti-litter initiative to dozens of people who showed up at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on... [Read More]
Candidates for Grant County sheriff outlined initiatives they would undertake early to fight substance abuse and crime, improve coverage of law enforcement and more at the Grant County Prospectors' forum Tuesday night. District judge candidates, while careful to not overstep, discussed how they would handle juvenile delinquency and temperament from the bench. When asked what is the biggest crime issue facing Grant County, both Democrat candidate Frank Gomez and Republican candidate Ray Tavizon agreed that the root of most was substance abuse. "It is time we implement something to take care of this," Gomez said. "When someone goes into... [Read More]
Jim Helgert has been quietly helping Grant County residents overcome addiction for more than 25 years. Helgert moved to Grant County from Phoenix in 1988. "I was going to stay two years and leave," he said.  Now, 30 years later, he has helped introduce hundreds of people to recovery.  "I love being here," he said.   For 25 years, Helgert has worked in the field of chemical dependency counseling, talking to teens, children, adults and families about substance abuse, and, more importantly, recovery.   He started in 1999 in Deming, Lordsburg, and Reserve, and later served as Drug Court... [Read More]
Questions aimed at candidates for two local state House of Representatives seats loomed large at the Grant County Prospectors' candidate forum Tuesday, staying wholly at the state level. The candidates weighed in on gun control, minimum wage increases, spending more from the state's Land Grant Permanent Fund and liquor license reform. Of those, the question regarding possible liquor license reform drew nearest the ground here in Grant County. And, it was the one point on which each of the three present candidates agreed the most. "The New Mexico liquor laws are inherently unfair to rural communities," said incumbent Republican... [Read More]
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A pet sulcata tortoise escaped from a family's home, wandered into the road and disappeared. [Read More]
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A Catholic priest on the run for more than 25 years has been arrested in Morocco and extradited to the United States to face charges that he sexually assaulted a young boy in the 1990s, federal prosecutors in New Mexico said Friday. [Read More]
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The ending of a public comment period has prompted concerns that the state of New Mexico is rushing the approval process regarding a proposal to... [Read More]
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I grew up along the border, La Frontera, and I spent over 50 years of my life there, living first in Arizona and then New Mexico, with occasional visits to southern Texas and California, as well as a number of forays into Mexico itself from the Mexican... [Read More]
Researchers are working on a plan to update the power grid. [Read More]
A $3.2 billion federal grant has been awarded to construct a state veterans' cemetery in the northern New Mexico town of Angel Fire. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, …... [Read More]
The Latest on the arrest of a fugitive priest from New Mexico (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The FBI says a fugitive priest accused of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico was taken into custody by U.S. agents in Morocco. FBI Special Agent in Charge James Langenberg said Friday in Albuquerque... [Read More]
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Thanks to your generous donations, KRQE News 13 was able to give brand new shoes to more local kids in need. [Read More]
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A fugitive priest accused of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has been arrested. Court documents show 80-year-old Arthur J. [Read More]
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