ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Law enforcement officers have cordoned off an area near the Rio Grande in Albuquerque after a shooting involving the U.S. Marshals Service. Authorities say federal marshals were serving a warrant when the suspect pulled out a gun. A federal marshal then fired a shot. KOAT reports the suspect fled.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's unemployment rate rose to 7 percent in March, up from 6.7 percent in February but down from 6.9 percent in March 2013. The state Workforce Solutions Department said yesterday that the state's economy added 3,700 nonfarm jobs since February but lost 1,000 jobs over the year. The sector with the largest job gain was retail trade, which added 2,100 jobs.
CHIMAYO, N.M. (AP) - Before dawn, thousands of pilgrims set off on a Good Friday march to El Santuario de Chimayo as part of a centuries old tradition. Some came from more than 90 miles away, having walked for days. For two centuries, Hispanic and Native American pilgrims have made spiritual journeys to Chimayo, one of the most popular Catholic shrines in the Americas.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid on a gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout. The Colt .45 revolver sold at auction Thursday for $225,000. Officials with J. Levine Auction & Appraisal say the auction of numerous items related to Earp and his family in Scottsdale, Ariz., brought in more than $445,000.
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