Robert Nelson allegedly fired through the passenger-side window of his vehicle at a uniformed state police officer working a law enforcement stop as part of a federal task force.
28-year-old Robert Benjamin Nelson of Scottsdale was booked into jail on suspicion of a slew of charges.
The combination of heat and dryness has led to more evaporation and crispy vegetation. Red flag warnings were in effect around the Southwest.
Large portions of New Mexico and much of neighboring Arizona face severe or extreme drought conditions.
A New Mexico man’s home security camera captured video of a “bolide“ meteor streak across the night sky on July 28.
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr say federal agents will surge into Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime.
The agency says it’s now handing over 53 acres in Yuma County, Arizona, that is needed to install power and other utilities around the border wall there. Another 12.7 acres in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, were transferred so that the Army could install power and other utilities along with engineering or roads that provide access to the border wall project there.
People who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arizona are being transferred to New Mexico hospitals because of staffing shortages and a lack of bed space, under a federal law that requires hospitals to accept patients from neighboring states if beds are available.
Tribal officials say 64,128 people on the reservation have been tested for the coronavirus and 5,856 people had COVID-19 but recovered.
The Navajo Nation is under another weekend curfew as the Native American community battles the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Reports from a dozen health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation indicate more than 5,080 people have recovered. More than 54,700 people have been tested so far.
Arizona health officials reported 3,858 more confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the most reported in a single day in the state so far and the seventh time in the last 10 days that daily cases surpassed the 3,000 mark.
An enormous shelf cloud loomed over Clovis, New Mexico before the onset of a storm.
The state Department of Health said the cases were reported to the New Mexico Poison Control Center, with the first coming in early May. The other cases occurred since May 29.
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced that the city would create a “first-of-its-kind” cabinet-level department that would respond to calls on inebriation, homelessness, addiction and mental health.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent on duty in a remote part of New Mexico was found dead last week, federal authorities confirmed Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for 13 Arizona counties.
Monthly reports show 10 wolves have died in the first four months of 2020.
The tribe has three casinos in New Mexico near Farmington, Shiprock and Gallup, and one in Arizona east of Flagstaff. They have been closed since mid-March and will remain shuttered until at least June 7
Arizona health officials are reporting six more known deaths from the coronavirus outbreak with 233 new cases of COVID-19.