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This Police Chase Definitely Wasn't Typical
This Police Chase
Definitely Wasn't Typical

This Police Chase Definitely Wasn't Typical

Cops on horses galloped after shoplifting suspect in Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Newser) - "It's not a common sight" is the understatement of the day, used by KRQE to describe a police chase that took place in New Mexico. That's because the chase in question involved a group of cops on horses trying to corral a suspected shoplifter in the streets...

Feds: Failed Candidate Tried to Have Witnesses Killed

Solomon Pena allegedly masterminded shootings at officials' homes after NM election loss

(Newser) - A failed GOP candidate awaiting trial on charges that he hired people to shoot at Democratic officials' homes in New Mexico has been hit with new charges. Solomon Pena, who has been in custody since his arrest early last year, allegedly tried to hire someone to kill two of his...

Possible Serial Killer Guilty of Albuquerque Murder

Muhammed Syed found guilty in first of 3 killings that shook city's Muslim community

(Newser) - Muhammad Syed, a 53-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, has been found guilty of the July 2022 murder of 41-year-old Aftab Hussein, one of three killings in 10 days that shook Albuquerque's Muslim community. Syed has been charged with the two other murders and could face two more trials, the Albuquerque ...

Lawsuit: Teacher Let Students Fight With Swords

Teen suffered life-changing injury in Albuquerque classroom, suit says

(Newser) - A chemistry teacher in New Mexico brought swords to class and egged students on to duel in what she said was " a lesson on metal and melding," according to a lawsuit against Albuquerque Public Schools. The lawsuit says teacher Loviata Mitchell brought a katana and a rapier-style sword...

Builder Finds Out Why Not to Name Homes After Anne Frank

Or Harriet Tubman, per resurfaced listings that are taking some heat

(Newser) - It's admittedly a challenging job to write compelling real estate copy, in the hopes of inspiring potential customers to buy. One New Mexico homebuilder, however, may have gone a little overboard in its descriptions of two home designs that have "baffled" those who've seen them, per the...

Albuquerque Police Chief Balks at Governor's Emergency Order

After shootings, New Mexico's Michelle Lujan Grisham suspends open, concealed carry in city

(Newser) - New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days after a spate of gun violence. The Democratic governor said she expects legal challenges but was compelled to act...

A Renewed Investigation of Celeb-Praised 'Vampire Facial'

New Mexico DOH says platelet-rich plasma facials have been tied to HIV cases at closed spa

(Newser) - Albuquerque's VIP Beauty Salon and Spa has been shuttered for nearly five years, but it keeps making headlines—this time, for yet another HIV case linked to its infamous "vampire facial." Per USA Today , the New Mexico Department of Health is urging past clients who may have...

Shootout Between Rival Biker Gangs Kills 3

3 bikers arrested in violence at annual biker rally in Red River, New Mexico

(Newser) - A New Mexico motorcycle rally turned violent Saturday when rival outlaw biker gangs got into a shootout that left three men dead and five others injured in the resort town of Red River. Police say the Bandidos and the Water Dogs were the gangs involved and that two members of...

Arrest Made in Albuquerque Muslim Murders
Police Name Suspect
in Albuquerque Killings

Police Name Suspect in Albuquerque Killings

Muhammed Syed charged with murders of 2 Muslim men

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. A man police in Albuquerque, New Mexico describe as the "primary suspect" in the killings of four Muslim men was charged with two murders Tuesday and authorities believe he will be charged with two more. The suspect was identified as Muhammed...

After Murder of 4 Muslims, Albuquerque Cops Make an Ask

Police ask public for help in finding 'vehicle of interest'

(Newser) - Cops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are asking the public to keep a lookout for a car they think may be tied to the murder of four Muslim men in the city over the past nine months. Per CBS News , police asked anyone in the area who's seen a dark...

City Investigates 4 Slayings of Muslim Men

All have been killed in ambush shootings, Albuquerque police say

(Newser) - For the fourth time in nine months, a Muslim man has been found shot to death in Albuquerque. The man killed Friday night was in his mid-20s and from South Asia, USA Today reports. Police, who discovered his body after receiving a report of a shooting, declined to say whether...

Road Sign Points Drivers Toward 'Albuqueque'

'I do not recall this happening before,' state spokesperson says

(Newser) - It made drivers on Route 66 and Interstate 40 in New Mexico do double takes. A newly upgraded state Department of Transportation sign erected last week that pointed drivers toward Albuquerque misspelled the city's name, losing the "R," the AP reports. People called and emailed the department...

Breaking Bad Creator Donates Statues to Albuquerque

Walter White, Jesse Pinkman statues will be unveiled this month

(Newser) - Later this month, the mayor of Albuquerque will attend the unveiling of statues of the two most famous fictional drug dealers in the city's history. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has donated life-size bronze statues of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman to the New Mexico city, which has seen...

Cops: Bicycle Rider Randomly Stabbed 11 in Albuquerque

Suspect arrested, and 2 people are in critical condition

(Newser) - Police in Albuquerque arrested a man suspected of stabbing 11 people as he rode a bicycle around the city over the weekend, leaving two victims critically injured, authorities said. He was identified as 42-year-old Tobias Gutierrez and booked into jail overnight on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon,...

21 Workers Stranded On Icy Tramway on New Year's Eve

They were trying to get home but were stuck overnight

(Newser) - New Mexico search and rescue crews used ropes and helicopters Saturday to rescue 21 people who were stranded overnight in two tram cars after an iced-over cable caused the cars to get stuck high up in the Sandia Mountains overlooking Albuquerque, per the AP . Lt. Robert Arguellas a Bernalillo County...

Pilot in Deadly Balloon Crash Had Cocaine, Pot in System

5 died after balloon hit power lines in New Mexico

(Newser) - Update: The hot air balloon pilot killed along with his four passengers in a crash in Albuquerque, NM, in June had drugs in his system, the Federal Aviation Administration says. A toxicology report released Wednesday says blood and urine samples taken from 62-year-old Nicholas Meleski show he had marijuana and...

School Slaying Suspect, 13, to Be Held Until Trial

The victim was protecting another student from bullying, police say

(Newser) - A 13-year-old New Mexico boy accused of shooting and killing a classmate in Albuquerque will remain in custody pending trial. A Children's Court judge agreed with prosecutors during a virtual hearing Tuesday and ordered the boy to remain at the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center, the AP reports. The...

Arizona Fire Sends Smoke to Albuquerque

New Mexico has its own blazes to worry about

(Newser) - A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, signaling what could be a devastating summer. Residents in New Mexico's largest city woke up Wednesday shrouded again in smoke from the Arizona fires, the AP reports. The...

'Dongcopter' Comes for New Mexico Mayoral Candidate

Man facing several charges after allegedly punching the candidate, a sheriff

(Newser) - A New Mexico sheriff hoping to become mayor of Albuquerque had his largest campaign event interrupted Tuesday by a drone dangling an adult toy. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales was responding to a question from a woman in the audience of 70 at Revel Entertainment Center when a drone buzzed...

Trump Announces 'Surge' of Federal Agents in Cities

Feds will be sent to Chicago, Albuquerque

(Newser) - President Trump announced Wednesday that he will send federal agents into Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention in local enforcement as he runs for reelection under a "law-and-order" mantle. Trump painted Democrat-led cities as out of control and lashed out at the...

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