News en April 18 First News: WIPP Officials Provide Public With Update on Radiation Leak (Listen) <div></div><div><p>Waste Isolation Pilot Plant officials have announced that they believe they’ve found the location of the radiation leak that prompted closure of the nuclear waste dump two months ago. Published reports say WIPP officials need to make more trips into the half-mile deep repository to further investigate the leak. The Department of Energy updated the community on the incident during a meeting held in Carlsbad last night.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:32:51 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4388 at April 17 First News: 'Mother Jones' on NM Gov-"Petty, Vindictive + Weak on Policy"(Listen) <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:32:59 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4387 at April 16 First News: Santa Fe County DWI Fatalities Drop (Listen) <p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:36:30 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4386 at April 15 First News: Google Acquires New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace Drone Maker (Listen) <div></div><div><p>Google—not Facebook— has closed a deal to buy New Mexico’s Titan Aerospace. Last month, Facebook originally showed interest in the drone-making company, and planned to spend 60- million dollars on the company. KRQE-TV reports the social media giant ended up buying a UK-based drone maker for just one-third of that. Titan officials say they’re passionate believers in the potential for technology—in this case, atmospheric satellites—to improve people’s lives.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:31:17 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4385 at April 14 First News: Senator Heinrich Says Snowden Should Return to U-S To Face Charges (Listen) <p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:45:29 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4384 at April 11 First News: DOJ Report on APD Highly Critical of Duke City Police (Listen) <div><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:37:11 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4382 at April 10 First News: DOJ Releases Report on APD; KSFR To Provide Live Coverage (Listen) <div></div><div><p>KSFR will broadcast and stream today’s news conference where the U-S Department of Justice releases its report on the troubled Albuquerque Police Department and may mandate reforms costing millions of dollars. Today’s scheduled 10-a-m announcement is the culmination of a more than yearlong investigation into possible civil rights violations and excessive use of force. APD has been criticized for 37 shootings by officers since 2010, more than 20 of them deadly.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:22:29 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4381 at April 9 First News: Santa Fe Mayor Gonzales Names Police Chief Screening Panel (Listen) <div></div><div><p>A nine member committee representing various Santa Fe groups will assist in the choice of the City Different's new police chief. Mayor Javier Gonzales announcing Tuesday that the panel will review the nearly 50 applications from those seeking to replace retired Chief Ray Rael. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:26:47 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4380 at April 8 First News: Justice Department to Release APD Investigation Findings (Listen) <div></div><div><p>The U-S Justice Department on Thursday will release the findings of its nearly year-and-a-half investigation into whether the Albuquerque Police Department, has a systemic pattern of excessive force that violates the Constitution. In a news release issued Monday afternoon, the Justice Department said officials from its Civil Rights Division would meet with city and police leaders after releasing the investigative findings to the public at a 10 a.m. news conference. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:57:08 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4379 at April 7 First News: Clovis the Scene of Weekend Immigration Protest (Listen) <div><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:50:18 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4378 at April 4 First News: Expensive LANL Security System Installed (Listen) <p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:39:35 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4375 at April 3 First News: Govenor Martinez Unveils Improvement Plan for Child-Welfare Agency (listen) <p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:45:20 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4373 at April 2 First News: Albuquerque's Mayor Requests Millions More for Police Training (listen) <div></div><div><p>Albuquerque's mayor wants more money for police training – and he's targeting funding in his new budget for the way the Albuquerque Police Department deals with people with mental illness. KOB-TV reports Mayor Richard Berry's new budget proposal comes just when the U-S Department of Justice is close to wrapping up its two-year investigation into APD shootings and civil rights complaints. The timing is no coincidence: Mayor Berry said the budget was crafted with the justice probe in mind. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:47:38 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4372 at April 1 First News: Santa Fe State Rep. Carl Trujillo Loses Opponent (Listen) <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:40:49 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4371 at Mar. 31 First News: APD, Demonstrators Go Toe-to-Toe In Day-Long Protest (Listen) <div></div><div><p>Albuquerque Police fired tear gas at a crowd of protestors Sunday evening in an effort to end a day-long demonstration against the Department's shooting death of a homeless man in the Sandia Mountains in mid-March. Hundreds took to the streets and marched up Central Avenue, and protestors were toe-to-toe with officers attired in riot gear, getting an earful as a result of the Department's recent record of shooting people, something which is currently under investigation by the U-S Justice Department.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:39:17 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4370 at