NewMexico

  • Church Appoints Openly Lesbian ‘Lead Pastor’

    A “church” in New Mexico has become the first in the Mennonite Church USA to appoint an open lesbian as “lead pastor.” Albuquerque Mennonite Church, which affirmed homosexual relationships a decade ago, made the announcement on Monday that it had chosen Erica Lea as its new leader. It remarked...
  • Black Football Coach Fired For Telling Players Not To Use ‘N-Word’

    A middle school assistant football coach in New Mexico says he’s out of a job for telling players to stop using the n-word, KRQE-TV reports. Thomas Davis, the ex-assistant Mesa Middle School coach, told the news outlet that he confronted the students about calling each other the racial epithet...
  • New Mexico officials: 2 dead, 4 injured in library shooting

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) – Two people were killed and four others were injured when gunfire erupted inside a public library on Monday, throwing an eastern New Mexico community into a panic as officers swarmed the building with their guns drawn. The gunman surrendered and was taken into custody without incident...
  • 22 states back bid to keep New Mexico 10 Commandments statue

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A coalition of nearly two dozen states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is stepping into a dispute in northwestern New Mexico over a Ten Commandments monument. Paxton along with attorneys general from 22 states are supporting city leaders in Bloomfield, New Mexico, who...
  • Church holds first service since church was set on fire

    It was a bitter sweet moment for Peace Lutheran Church members, who held their first service in a new location since their church was set on fire last Monday. Investigators say Gordon Schuler started the blaze that heavily damaged the Rio Rancho church. “He should feel bad about what...
  • Hot property: 1,700 lb grill stolen while the meat was cooking at popular restaurant

    Call it hot property. Police in Albuquerque, N.M., are hunting for a 1,700-pound barbecue pit stolen from a popular restaurant. And the brisket that was cooking inside it. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Daniel Morgan, proprietor of Pepper’s Ole Fashion BBQ, the thief or thieves took the black-and-red 200-gallon smoker from...
  • Video: Suspect tries to fight his way past jail guards

    A New Mexico man accused of fatally shooting five people has been caught on shocking jail video as he locked a guard in his cell and then bashed another with a flashlight in a desperate ploy to escape. Damian Herrera, 21, was in the Rio Arriba County Jail when...
  • Wanted fugitive attorney wanted for stealing millions from Social Security is spotted!

    A fugitive lawyer from Kentucky who was convicted of stealing millions of dollars from Social Security has been spotted at a gas station and Walmart store in New Mexico, the FBI says.   Eric Conn of Floyd County was sentenced in absentia Friday to 12 years in prison and ordered to...
  • Alexa allegedly called 911…Amazon disputes the claim

    An Amazon Alexa device made headlines this week after it was reported that the device called 911 during a domestic dispute in New Mexico. But Amazon is disputing that claim. Local law enforcement officials in New Mexico said the Alexa’s ability to contact authorities “definitely helped save a mother and her...