March 5, 2014 |
A robbery suspect in Albuquerque appears to toss his gun into the air while fleeing a police officer who shot at him eight times from behind, newly released video shows. Four of the shots are heard after the gun is in the air. The video, which includes audio, was captured in October by the officer's lapel-mounted camera. The case of robbery suspect Joaquin Ortega, 35, is one of the most recent controversies surrounding the Albuquerque Police Department's use of force. The city has paid out millions of dollars in lawsuits related to alleged police misconduct in recent years.
December 30, 2013 |
JAVY GUERRA , 28, reliever Final 2013 stats: 0-0, 6.75 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 12 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings, Contract status: Under team control. The good: There wasn't much to go on, given his brief tour last season. He did strike out 10.1 batters per nine innings. After spending May with the Dodgers, he returned to triple-A Albuquerque, where he ended up leading the Isotopes in saves (12). The bad: Guerra appeared in nine games for the Dodgers, allowing runs in five of them.
December 12, 2013 |
Had planned to suspend this feature until after the winter meetings ended, but with the dearth of news out of Florida … CHRIS WITHROW , 24, reliever Final 2013 stats: 3-0, 2.60 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, .165 opponents batting average, 43 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings. Contract status: Under team control. The good: Maybe he wasn't exactly a sensation, but he was in the neighborhood. He wasn't called up from triple-A Albuquerque until June 11. Started to really make his mark when he was called up a second time June 30 and the Dodgers designated Matt Guerrier . In his first six years in the minors, the former 2007 first-round pick had a 4.87 ERA. But converted to the bullpen, he found himself at Albuquerque (4-0, 1.71 ERA)
November 19, 2013 |
Albuquerque voters resoundingly rejected an antiabortion initiative Tuesday that would have banned the procedure after 20 weeks, with record-breaking turnout for a special election. The nation's first citywide measure to limit abortion lost by nearly 10 percentage points, about 55% to 45%. More than 87,000 voters cast ballots, including 50,000 who voted early or absentee. In all, about a quarter of the city's approximately 360,000 registered voters participated, a record for a special election, officials said.
November 19, 2013 |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The nation's first citywide ballot initiative that would ban abortion after 20 weeks was trailing in early returns Tuesday night. Among 50,000 early and absentee ballots, about 56% opposed the proposal and 44% supported it. There was no way to know whether those returns would be representative of the full turnout in New Mexico's largest city, however. Polls closed in Albuquerque at 7 p.m., but news reports showed that people were still waiting in line to cast ballots.
November 16, 2013 |
ALBUQUERQUE - A high-desert city in one of the poorest states in the nation has become the abortion debate's latest battlefield and a testing ground for whether abortion limits can be imposed on the local level. Early voting is underway in Albuquerque for an election Tuesday, which will decide whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Although similar bans have been passed by state legislatures, New Mexico's largest city is believed to be the first municipality in the country to place such an initiative on a ballot.