Sunday Morning’s Top Stories


Man Barricades Himself Inside a Home

Police spent Saturday morning at an apartment in southeast Albuquerque, where a man barricaded himself in a home on Western Skies Drive. It all started after a woman called 911, saying that the suspect was threatening her and her children with a gun. Police said the woman and her children were able to get out safely. The suspect is wanted on felony charges. SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were called out to the scene. No names have been released.

Lead Reported in Water

Water systems across the state are turning up with hazardous levels of lead. According to the associated press data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New Mexico Environment Department found that 20 small water systems across the state have exceeded the federal standard for lead. According to the report, it’s been happening for years. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Christus St. Vincent’s hospital in Santa Fe is one of them with hazardous levels of lead turning up every year since 2011. Officials say the water is safe and they’re working to get the lead problem fixed.

Police Search for Suspect in Connection to Shooting

Police are still looking for a man they believe is connected to a deadly shooting last week. It happened just after three Friday morning at the best choice motel near Central and Louisiana. According to police, 30-year-old Michael Herrera was shot and killed following an argument among several people. A 35-year-old man was also shot in the leg. Police say they’re looking for this man. He’s described as a Hispanic male with short, possibly shaved light brown hair. He was seen wearing a black shirt, jean shorts, and a black cross tattoo on the inside of his forearm. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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