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New Mexico State Police search for missing 13-year-old

(courtesy New Mexico State Police) SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing juvenile. Casandra Bianca Vasquez was last seen March 17, 2018, walking on Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe and was wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans. The 13-year-ol

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-20 16:17:39

Suspicious package shuts Santa Fe Social Security Office

New Mexico State Police determined a suspicious package at the Social Security Office on Fifth Street was not a threat after the building was evacuated Tuesday afternoon. According to Greg Gurule, a spokesman for the Santa Fe Police Department, the Social Security Office was evacuated around 4:15 p.

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-03-21 01:00:00

State police arrest five in northern drug case

New Mexico State Police said Monday they arrested five people, including a 72-year-old woman, during a narcotics sweep in Rio Arriba and Taos counties. After a three-month investigation, officers served search warrants on Thursday that led to charges including trafficking and possession of controlle

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-03-20 01:00:00

Task force won't back city-owned public bank for Santa Fe

The city's public bank task force will not recommend that the municipal government pursue a Public Bank of Santa Fe, according to a draft of the panel's final report. Instead, after finding the establishment of a public bank in the state capital would face legal and regulatory hurdles, the task forc

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-03-21 01:00:00

Victim explains road rage incident with Santa Fe psychologist

William Hunt SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - When police showed up, one driver was standing on the side of the street pointing a gun at another driver. The man behind that scary road rage scene, a Santa Fe psychologist. The victim said he pulled over to try and get a license plate number for an aggressive

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-20 23:20:30

Suspected road rage aftermath caught on camera

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Lapel camera shows the moments after a clinical psychologist allegedly pointed a gun at another driver on March 7 in Santa Fe. After the suspected road rage incident, William Hunt told police he believed people were following him. Both drivers ended up pulling over on the side of t

KOB.COM - 2018-03-21 05:10:00

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco to close hometown office

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. is closing its office in the New Mexico city where it was founded. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the business had maintained an office in the city despite being acquired years ago by North Carolina-based tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. This

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-20 18:06:07

Santa Fe chef is a James Beard award finalist

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe chef is a finalist for a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Martin Rios is a finalist for Best Chef of the Southwest, and he is the only New Mexico chef up for the award. The owner of Restaurant Martin on Galisteo Street, he's

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-19 11:45:54

First responders in Santa Fe shave their heads for kids with cancer

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - First responders in Santa Fe "Braved the Shave" for kids with cancer this weekend. Deputies, officers and firefighters from Santa Fe and Espanola joined forces to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Participants shaved their heads and collected donations from local spons

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-19 22:31:48

City of Santa Fe audit remains delayed

The city's finance director said several "significant challenges" have plagued an annual external audit of city finances, forcing a monthslong delay of the report, which still has not been finalized. A comprehensive annual financial report being reviewed by an Albuquerque auditor for the fiscal year

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-03-20 03:00:00

Five arrested in multi-agency drug busts

Acting on tips that alleged drug trafficking in the areas of Penasco, Dixon and Cordova, a multi-agency drug task force executed five search warrants at residences in Taos and Rio Arriba counties Thursday (March 15) and arrested five people on drug charges. New Mexico State Police had recieved the t


Report: More in New Mexico struggle to feed families

Randolph Taylor of Santa Fe, with the Food Depot, wraps a food delivery Monday at the food bank. New Mexico has seen a 43 percent increase in the number of households that lack access to adequate food, according to a report from the United Health Care Foundation. Luis Snchez Saturno/The New Mexican

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-03-20 03:00:00

Officials unhappy over veto of sheriff's vehicles money

Last fall, the Torrance County Detention Facility closed, taking with it about 200 jobs and a place for the Torrance County Sheriff's Office to house its inmates. Since then, inmates have been taken to the Santa Fe Detention Facility, an operation that can take up to an entire shift to complete. To


New Mexico delegation suggests name for new nuclear sub

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's congressional delegation says the U.S. Navy's next nuclear submarine should be named "USS Los Alamos" in recognition of the community's contributions. The delegation sent a letter to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Monday citing the founding of Los Alamos Natio

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-20 06:29:20

Let's avoid the big one

Northern New Mexico can't say it hasn't been warned. This year, expect fires. Expect them to burn hot. Don't be caught unprepared. The next big fire could be caused by a lightning strike or a tossed cigarette or a downed power line or an inadequately doused campfire. Be ready. Forecasters say that t

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-03-20 03:31:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Police activity on Old Santa Fe Trail

Police are investigating on the 800 block of Old Santa Fe Trail and advised people to avoid the area. At this time, all the police could say was that officers trained in talking people down from possible threats are negotiating with someone in his home. Police are redirecting traffic in order to ena


Allsup's workers receive grand one-time bonuses

Workers were feeling so good at a Santa Fe Allsup's convenience store Thursday that you might have thought it was raining cash. And it almost was. One-time cash bonuses of $1,000 had appeared that morning by direct deposit in the bank accounts of all full-time, non-executive Allsup's employees who h


$30M Santa Fe arts school breaks ground at Railyard

SANTA FE - About 2 1/2 years after acquiring property for a new campus, the New Mexico School for the Arts broke ground Friday at the former Sanbusco Center in Santa Fe's Railyard. The $30 million campus, being developed in three phases, is expected to be open for classes at the start of the 2019 sc


Santa Fe mechanic skips town without finishing around a dozen of his customers' cars

SANTA FE - Without knowing much about cars, anyone could look under the hood of a customer's car left behind by a Santa Fe mechanic and know, he didn't finish the job. "He had a good reputation for getting jobs done, and doing a good job at a real cheap price," said Joseph Avila of Santa Fe. Avila