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July 11, 2022

Child, 10, allegedly sexually assaulted by foster teen at CYFD office

This photo, taken in early 2022, shows a room where kids were sleeping at the main CYFD office complex in Albuquerque. It was taken by a CYFD employee assigned to supervise one of the youth housed there. (Provided to ProPublica by Sara Crecca) Inside the office building of the very state agency...

Controversy aside, Griego-Ortega has cause to celebrate

Albuquerque boxer Matt "Diamond Boy" Griego-Ortega reacts after finding out he and his fiancee, Jolene Otero, are expecting a baby boy during a surprise gender reveal after Griego-Ortega's win over Bryan Aquino on Saturday night. (Chancey Bush- Albuquerque Journal) Bryan Aquino...

Study says New Mexico turning blind eye to several large polluters in climate change policy

A new study says New Mexico state policy on climate change leaves out some of the biggest polluters. Four Corners Generating Station on the Navajo Reservation was cited in the study as a a large source of pollution. (Journal file photo) SANTA FE - New Mexico lawmakers are leaving many large...

How close did Albuquerque come to a record-high temperature?

Triesch Voelker, of Albuquerque, enjoys a hike at the Corrales Bosque Preserve on Sunday, which saw spring-time temperatures in the Albuquerque area. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis-Albuquerque Journal) Temperatures in the Duke City reached 63 degrees on Sunday, said Jennifer Shoemake, a meteorologist with...

Man, woman killed in Hobbs hit-and-run crash

Anthony Baca (Courtesy Hobbs Police Department) A man and a woman were killed in Hobbs on Friday night after being struck by a vehicle while walking their dog, according to the Hobbs Police Department. The law enforcement agency said in a press release Sunday that Anthony Baca, a 26-year-old Hobbs...

Three teenagers found dead in garage in Edgewood

Three teenagers were found dead in a garage in Edgewood, according to the police department. Police said in a news release there is no indication of foul play and it appears to have been carbon monoxide poisoning. A propane heater was in use, according to police. None of the teens were identified...

Civilians fill in for sworn officers at Albuquerque Police Department

The Albuquerque Police Department's Internal Affairs Force Division is staffed by a mix of sworn and civilian personnel who are tasked with investigating most uses of force.. (Chancey Bush- Albuquerque Journal) As the Albuquerque Police Department has struggled with recruiting and retaining...

Man critically injured in Santa Fe shooting

A man was critically injured after being shot in a Santa Fe apartment complex on Saturday night. Santa Fe police said in a news release that officers were called to the Santa Fe Apartments, 255 Camino Alire, just after 9 p.m. Saturday. Officers found a 34-year-old man in the parking lot with at...

Stocks slip as worries about high rates weigh on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street shaved off more of its strong start to the year on Monday, adding to losses from the end of last week driven by worries about higher interest rates and inflation. The S&P 500 fell 25.40, or 0.6%, to 4,111.08 for its second straight fall after a stunningly strong...

Grammer- When it comes to fans, the obnoxious few don't represent us all

Utah State junior guard Max Shulga, left, dribbles while being defended by UNM's Donovan Dent, right, in their game Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2023) in Logan, Utah. (Photo courtesy Utah State Athletics) During Saturday night's Utah State win at Colorado State, a few members of the CSU student...

Asian stocks sink after US jobs data fan rate hike fears

BEIJING (AP) - Asian stock markets sank Monday after strong U.S. jobs data fanned fears of more interest rate hikes to cool inflation. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul retreated. Tokyo gained. Oil prices edged higher. Wall Street wilted Friday after official data showed U.S. employers hired twice as...

Editorial needs to find out how these small businesses thrived

The question for Bob's Burgers owners has to be, what's in that special sauce that's kept things going for 60 years? And for Buckland Pharmacy's owners, what's your prescription for 118 years of success? With the N.M. Legislature in session, and lawmakers debating how to...

Massive sunshields could buy us a little time on climate

Judith Polich-For the Journal Geoengineering may be in your future. Geoengineering involves such untested sunlight reflection technology as stratospheric injection of sulfur dioxide, marine cloud brightening and massive sunshields. It is a scary topic, but we need to pull our heads out of the sand...

Fine with Fido- 7 Albuquerque-area bars and restaurants that welcome dogs

Everyone knows dogs are man's best friend (easy cat people, it's just a saying). But when a dog owner goes out for a meal, a drink, or just around town, there are some places that hold on to your Milk-Bones! won't let their furry companion join in on the fun. Luckily, there are...

Beyonc emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Beyonc sits alone atop the Grammy throne as the ceremony's most decorated artist in history, but at the end of Sunday's show it was Harry Styles who walked away with the album of the year honor. The Grammys spread its top awards among other artists, leaving Beyonc off...

1 found dead with apparent gunshot wounds near Candelaria and I-25

Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a homicide at Candelaria and High Street Monday morning. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis-Journal) Police are investigating the death of a person they found with apparent gunshot wounds early Monday morning near Candelaria on the west side of Interstate 25,...

Big tech job cuts keep coming; Dell latest to trim headcount

The tech industry started the year with a wave of job cuts, around 50,000 in January alone, and there doesn't appear to be any let up this month. The computer maker Dell said Monday that it's cutting about 6,600 jobs. Large and small tech companies went on a hiring spree in over the past...

New Mexico Philharmonic to play Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

The New Mexico Philharmonic to perform The Greatest: Beethovens 9th on Saturday, Feb. 11. (Courtesy of the New Mexico Philharmonic) Beethoven's nearly 200-year-old Symphony No. 9 in D minor remains a landmark in the history of music as perhaps the most well-known classical work of all time....

After catastrophe, 'Lava' explores the themes of loss and solidarity

Ashley Deleona, Jordan Olguin, Echo Dobie and Josh Browner star in Lava at the Vortex Theatre. (Courtesy of the Vortex Theatre) Great chasms are opening in the world, and nobody is noticing. A small asteroid roared into London, shattering the lives of 12,000 people. The catastrophic event triggers...

Five dishes to make for Super Bowl

State Farm Stadium will host the NFL Super Bowl LVII football game on Feb. 12. (Matt York-Associated Press) As one who grills and the descendant of other grillers, Super Bowl Sunday is a very important day to me for a multitude of reasons. My dad and uncle both own grills and smokers, so now I feel...

Summer's heating up! Find out when Disturbed stops in Albuquerque

Disturbed will brings its Take Back Your Life tour to Albuquerque on July 23, at Isleta Amphitheater. (Courtesy of Travis Shinn Photography) This summer is set to rock a little more. Disturbed is hitting the road with its 36-date "Take Back Your Life" tour this summer. The tour is slated...

AMC to charge more for good seats in movie theaters

NEW YORK (AP) - Middle seats at many U.S. movie theaters just got more expensive. AMC Theaters, the nation's largest movie theater chain, on Monday unveiled a new pricing scheme in which seat location determines how much your movie ticket costs. Seats in the middle of the auditorium will cost...

TOP OF MIND- If the state Legislature adopts a state aroma, what should it be?

This week's question: If the state Legislature adopts a state aroma, what should it be? Responses must include your name and city and be 50 words or less to be published. Want to participate in Top of Mind? Send your thoughts in 50 words or less to question@abqjournal.com . Responses must...

Carbon monoxide can kill in minutes. Here are some ways to keep from falling victim.

Portable generators create a risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning that can kill in minutes. CO is called the invisible killer because it is colorless and odorless. Exposed persons may become unconscious before experiencing CO-poisoning symptoms of nausea, dizziness or weakness, and it can lead to...

Release of toxic chemicals from derailed tanker cars begins

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) - Crews began releasing toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave immediately or face the possibility of death. Flames and black smoke billowed...

Would legislative salaries, longer sessions improve NM Legislature's final product?

Rep. Natalie Figueroa, D-Albuquerque, works at her desk on the House floor on Monday. Figueroa is one of several legislators spearheading an effort to extend the length of New Mexico legislative sessions, one of several proposals dealing with modernizing the Legislature that are pending during this...

Police identify suspect, victim in Rio Rancho homicide

Rio Rancho police have identified the woman who was killed, loaded into the backseat of a car and driven around Albuquerque Sunday morning, as well as her boyfriend, who is charged with an open count of murder in connection with her death. Matthew Chavez, 23, was arrested Sunday after driving...

What we know- 3 Moriarty High students were at sleepover in Edgewood when tragedy struck

Three Moriarty High School students were found dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning inside the garage of this Edgwood home. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis-Albuquerque Journal) EDGEWOOD - The tragic deaths of three Moriarty High School students who appeared to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning...

US House Republicans to impeach Biden border official

WASHINGTON D.C.: In a sign of future political battles over record numbers of illegal crossings under Democratic President Joe Biden, a group of Republicans in the US House of Representatives said they would impeach the country's top border official, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro...

Report: Kevin Steele accepts deal to be Alabama's next DC

After one season at Miami, Kevin Steele has agreed to a deal to return to Alabama as the Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator, ESPN reported Sunday night. Steele, 64, will be entering his third stint with Alabama under Nick Saban after serving as DC in 2007 and defensive head coach/inside...

Rivian to cut 6 percent of workforce amid EV price war

IRVINE, California: In an effort to cut costs in preparation for an industry-wide price war, electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Automotive, based in Irvine, California, plans to lay off 6 percent of its workforce.In an email to employees announcing the job cuts, which was seen by Reuters, Chief...

US to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on 11th May

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden administration said this week that it will end US COVID-19 emergency declarations on 11th May, nearly three years after strict measures to curb the spread of the pandemic were implemented in the US.In 2020, the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency were...

TikTok CEO to testify before US Congress in March

WASHINGTON D.C.: As US lawmakers investigate the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok, its Chief Executive, Shou Zi Chew, has confirmed that he will appear before the US Energy and Commerce Committee on 23rd March.In a statement released this week, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the...

Alec Baldwin formally charged in fatal shooting

The actor has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a crew member on the movie set for 'Rust' Prosecutors in New Mexico have charged Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in...

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