By Kendra Pierre-Louis and Jeremy White | New York Times
The deadly wildfires that are devastating communities in California first ignited not in forests, not in cities, but in the transition zone between wildlands — such as forests, grasslands and scrublands — and human development.
ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say a driver had no alcohol or drugs in his system when he slammed into a pickup, triggering a series of collisions on a New Mexico highway that resulted in the deaths of three passengers of a commercial bus.
GALLUP — A series of 911 recordings show authorities received multiple reports of a shooting that killed four people and injured a fifth at a New Mexico home. One of the calls came from a child who says, “My mommy got hit.”
Operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Southern New Mexico resumed Friday as managers acknowledged there was radioactive waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility’s ceiling collapsed earlier this week.
By Kathleen Ronayne and Sudhin Thanawala | Associated Press
With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump.
Democrat Xochitl Torres Small is expected to take her U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico despite a pending court challenge to inspect certain ballots, the New Mexico secretary of state’s office said Friday.