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Images of the 'Santa Muerte' (Holy Death), are seen at the shrine in honour of the goddess at the Iztapalapa shantytown in Mexico City (Photo credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts: ‘La Santa Muerte’ to still grow in US

The skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte will likely continue to grow in New Mexico and other U.S. states despite a Vatican official recently calling the saint a blasphemous symbol, according to experts.

05/10/2013

File photo of a police car with its lights on. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Man Killed Trying To Remove Bike Under Vehicle

Albuquerque police say a man was killed on Interstate 40 when he was run over by his own vehicle after he got out to remove a bicycle stuck under the vehicle.

04/30/2013

File photo of wolves (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Return Of Gray Wolves To Southwest Slow Going

Mexican gray wolf No. 1105 was shot dead by wildlife managers after having a tryst — and puppies — with a common ranch dog. No. 1188, an alpha female, was almost executed, then taken away from her pups and pack, for killing cattle. And wolf No. 1133 was returned to captivity after failing to woo his intended mate.

02/14/2013

Sir Richard Branson gives the thumbs up in front of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, the world's first commercial spacecraft for tourists  (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Virgin Agrees To Pay Spaceport Rent

Virgin Galactic says it will start paying New Mexico rent on the nearly quarter-billion dollar Spaceport the state built for Richard Branson’s space tourism business, but the company is doing so under protest and without waiving its right to walk away from the project.

01/28/2013

File photo of a crime scene.  (credit: (Photo by John Li Getty Images)

Report: NM Teen Had Homicidal, Suicidal Thoughts

The New Mexico teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings told authorities he was annoyed with his mother and had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts, according to a probable cause statement.

01/21/2013

A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over the Japanese industrial port of Nagasaki, the result of an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, August 8, 1945, from a U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortress. (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

Manhattan Project ‘Voices’ Retelling Story Of Bomb

From living in a top-secret city on a mesa in northern New Mexico to smuggling a suitcase packed with alcohol into a dry federal research lab in Tennessee, some of the lesser-known stories behind the nation’s effort to develop the atomic bomb are now available online.

12/01/2012

File photo of police car lights.  (Credit: Comstock/Thinkstock)

Albuquerque Police Seek Strip Club Shooter

Albuquerque police say a man shot outside a strip club while smoking a cigarette has non-life threatening injuries.

11/24/2012

Actor Aaron Paul holding up a baggie of Blue Meth from "Breaking Bad." (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

NM Shop Sells ‘Meth Candy’ To Honor ‘Breaking Bad’

The owner of an Albuquerque candy store is selling a product she’s calling “meth candy” and is playing off the popularity of the hit TV-show “Breaking Bad.”

08/20/2012

File photo of a kitten. (credit: Gandee Vasan/GettyImages)

Kitten Found In Trash With Eyes Painted Shut

Albuquerque officials say a kitten with its eyes painted shut has been pulled from a trash bin and another was found dead.

06/12/2012

Johnny Tapia is hoisted up after his fight against Marco Antonio Barrera at their middleweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo Credit: Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images)

Police: 5-Time Boxing Champ Johnny Tapia Found Dead In New Mexico

Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home. He was 45.

05/28/2012

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